Proclaim to the World the GOOD NEWS OF THE WORLD TOMORROW
Box 111, Pasadena, Calif. 91109
Publishing: The PLAIN TRUTH a Magazine of UNDERSTANDING
Written from Ambassador College in England
July 14, 1964
Dear Co-Workers with Christ:
GREETINGS again from England! Here it is, mid-July, and I am still hard at work on the forthcoming book on GOD'S ANSWER to medieval prudery, and this "New Morality" which is UNmorality.
If you derive as much downright enjoyment, and valuable new truth from reading this book as I am receiving in the researching of facts and in writing it, the delay will have been worth it. I think you are going to be surprised — not only at the frank and straightforward exposure of THE TRUE FACTS, both past and present — but at much NEW TRUTH you have read right over, but not recognized IN YOUR BIBLE!
You'll be really surprised at the manner in which Satan has used SEX, and false teachings about sex, to BLIND the whole world to the BASIC TRUTHS about God — about what God is - about THE GOSPEL — about SALVATION - about everything basic — and fundamental to the very PURPOSE of human life!
A year ago, we were being swamped with a heavy mail in response to my semi-annual letter. This year I am having to delay that letter, due out about six weeks ago, until this book is completed.
I'm sure you know that I came to realize the vital NEED of this book three years or more ago. I did write a start of the first chapter. But always other pressing duties and responsibilities seemed to require priority — and the book just never got written. But now I have determined to give this book first priority. Again I am omitting the installment of the Autobiography from the August PLAIN TRUTH, in order to devote that time to the book.
I am now well along in Chapter XI — and it looks like it will take at least 14 chapters — each averaging the length of an article in The PLAIN TRUTH.
This delay in sending out the semi-annual letter is resulting in a large slackening of incoming mail at the Pasadena headquarters, normally received at this time of year. This means a temporary drop in what would otherwise be the normal income of tithes and offerings for the financing of GOD'S WORK. But of course the WORK itself is proceeding FULL BLAST — many baptizing teams out right now — all over the U.S. and Canada, Britain, Europe, South Africa, Australia — around the world.
Our business office has to meet the incoming bills just the same — and they run heavily at this time.
Mr. Albert Portune, our business manager, is leaving immediately for the polar flight plane to Los Angeles — non-stop from London — and then on to his office at Pasadena. I am sending this letter to Pasadena with him, where it will be typed and mailed right on to you.
So REMEMBER — the financial need is continually increasing, and I need to ask you for SPECIAL action right now, because of the delay in completing the book so that the semi-annual letter may go out.
THANK YOU, and I say not only God bless you! — but HE IS BLESSING YOU!
With love, in Jesus' name, Herbert W. Armstrong
P.S. — Mrs. Armstrong and I will sail back to America in about three weeks.