"The WORLD TOMORROW" A NATION-WIDE BROADCAST
HERBERT W. ARMSTRONG
Analyses Today's News,
Prophecies of The WORLD TOMORROW
Publishing Box 111
The PLAIN TRUTH A Magazine of UNDERSTANDING
September 23, 1949
Dear Co-Workers in Christ:
The most important---I believe the most interesting---
number of The PLAIN TRUTH ever published is now ready for the
printers, with that astonishing article, "UNDER COVER IN EUROPE;"
and also "The NUMBER OF THE BEAST---666," showing on whom it is
branded; "WHAT IS THE SOUL?" "Shall I Join a Church?" "Did
CHRIST, who was actually GOD in human flesh, DIE, or did only His
BODY die?" and others.
Co-Workers, I have had so much on my hands to do it has
been a real task to get this number written. But now once again
THE PLAIN TRUTH IS HELD UP WAITING ON OUR CO-WORKERS! There is no
money on hand to pay for its printing!
All this year God has INCREASINGLY blessed this work---
more each month than the month before; yet, all this year, a larger
number of co-workers each month seem to become lax or careless, and
each month our Co-Workers, as a whole, ARE LETTING GOD'S PRECIOUS
WORK DOWN, each month more than the month before. Co-Workers, THIS
OUGHT NOT TO BE, and it cannot continue, OR THIS WORK MUST STOP!
It is only because a portion of our Co-Workers have continued to
stand so loyally back of God's work and a great sacrifice have
continued month after month to be faithful and honest with GOD'S
TITHE, and GENEROUS with their offerings---some of you perhaps even
more than you really should---that this wonderful work is still
alive and growing, now! God bless you! BUT NOW WE ARE AT THE VERY
END, AND WILL GO OFF THE AIR IN TWO WEEKS, UNLESS SEVERAL THOUSAND
DOLLARS COME BY RETURN MAIL.
NEVER has this work been so blessed of God! NEVER has it
borne such rich and abundant fruit for God's Kingdom! NEVER has it
advanced and grown as during this year. And yet NEVER have our
Co-Workers continued, month by month, to let down more and more in
sending in the money so desperately needed to carry it on.
AMBASSADOR COLLEGE has simply leaped ahead in progress.
First of all, I have now, at least three years sooner than I ever
expected, men whom I know to be called of God, truly converted,
consecrated, trained, and competent men, fully qualified, now.
This summer I sent out two of them on a Coast to Coast baptizing
tour. SEVENTY-EIGHT precious souls were baptized by them on their
tour---people converted by the broadcast, The PLAIN TRUTH, and
literature from our office---yes, really CONVERTED---their lives
completely CHANGED! Several others have come from different parts
of the country to Pasadena to be baptized in our beautiful out-door
baptistery here on our campus. But, most important, there are
STILL FOUR HUNDRED OTHERS AWAITING BAPTISM whom we have not yet
been able to reach. Co-Workers, THINK OF THAT GREAT HARVEST OF
SOULS! How much is salvation worth to you? How many dollars is
eternal life for just one soul worth? More than billions! Yet
HUNDREDS are being brought to salvation thru Christ, WHILE OUR
CO-WORKERS LAG AND NEGLECT TO SEND IN THE NEEDED DOLLARS!
This year AMBASSADOR COLLEGE is off to a fine start.
There are two new professors, and while still probably the smallest
Liberal Arts college in America, student enrollment is nearly
doubled that of last year. We have students from Wisconsin,
Louisiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arkansas, Illinois, Texas and
California. We now have acquired FULL POSSESSION of our newly-
acquired very fine student-residence building, nearly doubling the
size of our most beautiful campus, and our students now are in
residence on the campus. New courses have been added in public
speaking, radio production, etc., with the finest radio and
recording equipment. This newly-acquired very fine property is
income-producing, and the income from it PAYS FOR IT. That is just
one of the many blessings from God.
The BROADCASTING WORK is EXPANDING LARGER THAN EVER
BEFORE. A few weeks ago we added our local Pasadena station, KAGH,
which broadcasts the Message every morning in the year, 1300 on the
dial, at 7:30. A week ago we added one of the powerful CHICAGO
stations, WAIT, 820 on the dial, 10 o'clock Central Daylight time,
every Sunday morning. We hope to add other stations in two weeks.
The radio broadcast work is GROWING as never before. The
college is GROWING, and bearing fruit as never before. The PLAIN
TRUTH circulation is GROWING as never before. Precious souls are
being converted and baptized AS NEVER BEFORE---by the HUNDREDS!
The people of this whole nation are being AROUSED as never before.
When this is true, brethren and Co-Workers, in Jesus' name
tell me, WHY SHOULD OUR CO-WORKERS SHIRK AND FAIL GOD'S WORK, AS
NEVER BEFORE? WHY?
Right now we are coming head-on to an END of this work,
unless our Co-Workers BEGIN NOW TO RESPOND AS NEVER BEFORE!
We have been getting behind the past few weeks in payment
of radio bills. OUR POLICY IS TO PAY IN ADVANCE, and unless we
catch up and pay that way, we WILL BE SHUT OFF THE AIR OCTOBER 1st!
We have to pay up the balance at XEG, and send a big advance-check
by Oct. 1st, OR GO OFF THE AIR! Other stations the same!
BRETHREN, CO-WORKERS, are you going to be spiritually
drowsy and sleepy and lukewarm and careless, and permit the voice
which has been WARNING THE NATION, proclaiming the TRUE Gospel to
the world, led HUNDREDS to Christ and real conversion,---will you
permit the voice to be STILLED---shut off the air---AND JUST WHEN
THE SEASON IS AGAIN HERE WHEN AT LEAST FOUR TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE
BEGIN TO HEAR THE PRECIOUS MESSAGE?
The college needs more books for the library. It needs
more equipment for the science department. There are bills to be
paid---GOD'S WORK MUST BE KEPT FREE FROM DEBT!
And---The PLAIN TRUTH is now WAITING ON YOU! I can't sent
it to the printers until you Co-Workers send in more money. I have
done my part---I am giving my last ounce of strength and energy to
this great task for God. ARE YOU DOING YOUR PART? Will Christ say
to you, when He comes, "WELL DONE, thou good and faithful servant?"
WE MUST HAVE SEVERAL THOUSAND EXTRA DOLLARS BY IMMEDIATE
AIR-MAIL! THIS NEED IS DESPERATE. Frankly, dear Co-Workers, I am
at my wit's end as to how to say this so you'll realize HOW
DESPERATE this situation is! I have done my best, and now I shall
just PRAY and trust God to make the desperation of this situation
strike down deep into your hearts so the response will now be as
over-whelming as the need. PLEASE, SEND THE VERY LARGEST SUMS YOU
CAN, EVEN UP TO A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS---but if the widow's two
mites are all you CAN send, remember every single dollar is more
necessary than any time this year. God does not expect any to give
what they have not got---but He DOES expect every one to give AS HE
IS ABLE, and as God prospers him, and if we were more generous with
God, then God would see that we prosper more! And, now, WILL YOU
PRAY WITH ME? This great work must never stop, or even slow up.
GOD IS WORKING IN AND THRU IT. IN JESUS' NAME PUT YOUR MONEY---AS
WELL AS GOD'S TITHE---WHERE GOD HIMSELF IS WORKING---WHERE THE TRUE
GOSPEL IS BEING PREACHED---WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE BEING TOLD THEIR
SINS---WHERE HUNDREDS OF PRECIOUS SOULS ARE BEING CONVERTED, THEIR
LIVES TOTALLY CHANGED BY THE POWER OF GOD'S SPIRIT!
Please RUSH---it's vital---and AIR-MAIL! God bless you!
Herbert W. Armstrong