In the Jan.–Feb. 1970 Present Truth, pp. 12 through 15, is to be found a number of questions and detailed answers on the above text. In these comments RGJ repeatedly refers to us as “the sifting errorist” using the “crafty tactics of a pettifogging lawyer.” Of course, such technique is nothing new. During the Parousia crown-losers referred to Brother Russell as that braying Balaam’s ass, old man Russell, and a tool of the Devil. Thus, it should cause no surprise to us to see the same kind of person (a crown-loser – a self-admitted crown-loser) now using the same kind of weapons. Such tactics are a way of life to those who have a “bad conscience.” (See E-10:585)
He also continues to make great play upon a mistake made some fourteen years ago, which we have since corrected in subsequent papers – as though we had committed some capital offense. Brother Russell also made some mistakes – some of which had drastic results – yet he had the humility to admit and correct them in subsequent writings. For Instance, his mistakes on the Covenants, which were the direct cause of the 1908-11 sifting; his mistake in stating in the Tabernacle Shadows that the installation of the Priesthood was just another picture of the Day of Atonement picture in Leviticus 16; his mistake in stating that the Atonement Day was a type of the Gospel Age, then on pages immediately following nullified his previous statement by teaching that the antitypical Atonement Day included the entire Gospel and Millennial Ages – which is certainly correct. But in all of these things Brother Russell had the humility to correct himself. He was fallible, but he was also a faithful mouthpiece of God – and a good “steward.” Perhaps the Lord permitted him to make such mistakes – for a good purpose – not only to test and prove him, but also for the testing of the Lord’s people. Yet RGJ plays up our one mistake as though it justifies his name-calling tactic of “sifting errorist,” etc., toward us.
But let us now consider RGJ himself: At a Convention not too far back he stated that the “end” of 1 Cor. 15:24 was the end of the Little Season. It seems he is now reversing himself on that – but without any admission of his supposed mistake. Also, in the Bible Standard quotation, which he uses on page 124 of his Volume 17, it was RGJ who proof-read that; so he accepted it then as the truth. Then, in this Volume 17, which was copyrighted in 1956, he repeats this same quotation, so we must conclude that he still believed the statement then. Part of that statement says, “Then cometh the end (the end of the Little Season)”; but RGJ now casts that statement into the waste basket – but without admitting his mistake in the Herald of the Epiphany in 1949, and without admitting his mistake in his Volume 17. Perhaps, then, it would be in order here to remind him that “God giveth grace to the humble,” but He never gives grace to garrulous flippant name-callers. And we mention, too, that this is one of the main reasons why RGJ has suffered such crushing defeats in his controversies on Truth subjects – since he is no longer under the restraining hand of the Epiphany Messenger (since his full abandonment to Azazel – See E-15:525).
Without directly saying so, RGJ tells his readers that Brother Russell contradicted himself on his interpretation of 1 Cor. 15:24. For the benefit of our readers, we now state definitely and unequivocally – Brother Russell certainly did contradict himself in his various statements on this text. So what should be our attitude in such a situation? Certainly, our task is clearly defined for us: We should determine from Scripture and sound analysis which of his interpretations is the right one. But, should we expect RGJ to be able to do this? No, of course not! And why not? We answer, Because he is one of those whose “lamps are gone out” (Matt. 25:8). When one loses the oil in his lamp he loses the spirit of understanding, which is a necessary adjunct to analyzing any intricate interpretation. Furthermore, by his own admission, he is a member of “the unprofitable servant” of Matt. 25:14-30. The unprofitable servant here is the Great Company (See Berean Comment); and the clearly designated punishment for such is to be “cast into outer darkness” (error). Thus, we should expect nothing but confusion from RGJ on subjects such as the one under consideration.
True, he has given copious citations from Brother Russell to prove his point. We also have done the same. The 1908-11 sifters offered multitudinous Scripture citations to prove their point; most errorists usually have plenty of Bible to support their errors. But the only way to arrive at the correct answer is to consider all the involved points; every Scripture should be harmonious with itself, and with all other Scripture, or there is something wrong with our conclusion. Thus, we now approach this 1 Cor. 15: 24 from that standpoint – taking what the Star Members have said, what the Scriptures say, and what our own reason dictates as the logical conclusions:
On page 6 of our December paper No. 174, we emphasized Brother Johnson’s statement on page 125 of this same Volume 17 that RGJ published as the Truth in 1956:
“The Adamic death in the sense of the dying process is this last great enemy; and, because of His faithfulness, Jesus became the One who will after the close of the Millennium finally destroy it.” RGJ ignores this statement completely in his present tirade. Why?
Let us consider now Matt. 25:31-46, the parable of the Sheep and Goats: In v. 40 and 41 it is stated, “The king.... shall say to them an the left hand, Depart into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels.” Just what is a “King”? Is he not a reigning monarch? And is this final judgment not at the very end of the Little Season? Or, is RGJ trying to tell us that this also is at the beginning of the Little Season? But let us go a little further: The “princes in all the earth” will be the visible ruling representatives of the Christ throughout the Millennial reign. Will they step aside, and discontinue that reign at the beginning of the Little Season? Or will they continue on almost to the very end of the Little Season? And, if they continue in their reign, then it must logically follow that their superiors – The Christ, the “King” – will also continue to reign with them. Or, is RGJ now trying to tell us they will go into the Little Season reigning without the supervision they have had all during the Millennium proper?
To give him a little help here, we now quote from E-11:267 (20): “Their (the Goats) seeking to grasp away from the Ancient and Youthful Worthies the power that God wants the latter to exercise to the full end of the Little Season will be the antitype of the Egyptians’ pursuing after the Israelites onto the exposed reef between the cleft sea (Ex. 14:23). It will be a pursuit, not only of the Worthies, but also of the other faithful restitutionists (is there any doubt that the goats are here pictured as “the last enemy”?—JJH), because the latter will side with the Worthies and will doubtless suffer more or less at the hands of the wicked (their enemies—JJH), as typed by the expression, ‘The Egyptians pursued and went in after them’.... This types that not only the rank and file of apostate restitutionists will embark on what will seem to them to be the way of obedience, but what will actually be the way of disobedience, but that all of their erroneous teachings (horses), organizations (chariots) and human and spirit leaders (horsemen) will also do the same.... That final trial will be the last stand that Satan, sin and error and all in sympathy with them will ever make (a very clear presentation of “the last enemy”—JJH); for oppression of Satan, sin and error, with their concomitants of dying and death (the Adamic death process and the Adamic death state—JJH) shall not rise again.... Hence the necessity of such a trial as the Little Season will witness (at its end, not at its beginning—JJH).” It will indeed be interesting to have RGJ’s comments on this quotation!
But let us note carefully the above quotation, that it includes persons, principles and things, just as it does in this Epiphany period, and just as it is stated in E-17: 124-125. And let us consider now RGJ’s statement on p. 15, par. 3, of this Present Truth:
“Note this: If the ‘Adamic death’ or dying process (emphasis by RGJ himself—JJH) would be still present with the Goat class in the Little Season, then under that Adamic death process they would still in the Little Season be dying the Adamic death (emphasis ours—JJH), and would continue to do so as this process would proceed to accomplish its work to a finality.”
Could there be a more extreme exhibition of nonsense than the foregoing! Is he trying to teach that all those who come back from the tomb – imperfect mentally, morally, physically, religiously, all the result of the Adamic dying process – no longer have this Adamic dying process present with them? Apparently he doesn’t realize that all who are awakened from the death state will have eliminated the dying process in so far as it concerns the Adamic death state. Some of those who return from the tomb will make little or no progress at all as respects eliminating their character evils. After 100 years of long-suffering with such, they will enter the tomb again, with all – or almost all – of the Adamic dying process which was theirs at their return from the grave. Is RGJ now teaching that such will die the Adamic death?
Such a conclusion would have been considered unbelievable from one claiming to be a teacher of the Truth, were we not now witness to it! Such “foolish effusions” could emanate only from one long schooled in “folly.” (See E-10:591; also his letter in the Nov. 15, 1910 Watch Tower.) The only difference between the goats at the end of the Little Season – who go into the Second Death (not the Adamic death) – and those kinsmen of the goats who die during the Kingdom reign, is that the goats will be imperfect in character only; whereas, those sinners who are accursed after 100 years of trial will be imperfect in character and physique. Those “sinners” during the Kingdom will not experience full resurrection even physically – yet they WILL NOT be dying the Adamic death when they are “destroyed from among the people” (Acts 3:23). Those who came forth from the tomb – whether they eventuate as goats of the Little Season, or as 100-year-old sinners accursed – leave forever behind them the Adamic death state, and the Adamic dying; they can never again experience that. But it is their failure to eliminate the Adamic death process – that which they inherited and acquired during the reign of sin and death – that brings them to death – the Second Death – whether this may occur during the Kingdom reign, or at the end of the Little Season. Note carefully Brother Johnson’s comment in E-17:125: “The Adamic death in the sense of the dying process is this last great enemy.” And RGJ says we are a “sifting errorist” for quoting Brother Johnson, so it would seem he now also considers Brother Johnson a “sifting errorist.”
It would seem that a mere babe in the Truth should be able to grasp this situation; only one befuddled by Azazel would attempt to talk such nonsense. If the “dying process” would only include the Adamic dying that would be eliminated as each one is awakened from the tomb, at the same time the Adamic death state is eliminated. But, then, Bro. Johnson says those who fall into Azazel’s hands do talk all sorts of nonsense; and here is just another example (in RGJ’s statement) of that truth!
In continuing, none of the human race are totally depraved; thus, the Adamic death process (in the sense of physical, mental and artistic) exists in all the restitutionists in varying degree – some more and some less. But every one of them immediately eliminates that part of the dying process that took him into the tomb, the minute he receives his awakening from the tomb. The Adamic death state no longer holds sway over him – nor does Adamic dying (going to the tomb) hold sway over him. When he dies it will be the Second Death for him. Would any babe in the Truth dispute this basic principle? However, let us not have a mere play on. words here: The Red Sea type of Egyptian destruction clearly portrays the final destruction of the end of the Little Season, and not the beginning.
And are not the Goats definitely the enemies of the Sheep? They are here at the beginning of the Little Season, and are manifested as such during the Little Season and whether they are still infected with the Adamic dying process, or whatever you may call their evil characteristics, they are still the enemies of the Sheep: and – THEY ARE THE LAST ENEMY THAT WILL BE DESTROYED – just as the Egyptians were the enemies of Israel (the Sheep of the Little Season) when the Red Sea (typical of the Lake of Fire) destroyed all of them. And is RGJ now telling us that this also will be at the beginning of the Little Season? Be it remembered that the reign of the Christ is to accomplish the “restitution of all things.” Can that Restitution possibly be complete until all enemies have been obliterated? Certainly not. Let us remember that Adam did not need to gain restitution; he already had its equivalent in the Garden. But none of his progeny have that asset; they must acquire it. And all of the sheep must gain ATONEMENT – must be restored to what Adam had before his fall – i.e., fellowship with God, a perfect home, life rights, and Kingship. Will that be possible at the beginning of the Little Season – or must it occur at its end – after the “Last enemy” is destroyed?
A side observation might prove interesting here. “Cousin” Krewson holds the same view on the “end,” as does RGJ; and J. F. Rutherford also held the same view – with the Jehovah’s Witnesses still clinging to it tenaciously – so far as we know. Even as they have cast away one Harvest Truth after another, and even as RGJ has also cast aside many a Parousia and Epiphany teaching, they all three cling with fanatic determination to the wrong side of this controversy. It would seem that RGJ embellishes his ego mightily through the support of such stalwart allies! The Truth becomes clearer and clearer to the fully faithful, even as the error continues to make firmer grip upon the Measurably faithful and total renegades. As Brother Johnson has aptly said, those in Azazel’s clutches not only lose much of the Truth they once believed and taught, but they can’t see progressive truth at all. Truly, in controversy the Truth comes out!
CONCERNING REV. 20:4
Here is another text given to prove his error, so we offer some analysis of it. “They lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Who are “they”? They are those “that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus” – the Christ Company. If the “reign” concludes fully at 2874 – as RGJ claims – let him name just one who can qualify under this text. The first saints were not raised from the dead until 1878 – 3½ years after 1874; so the longest any of them could possibly reign would be 996½ years. But “the stone cut out of the mountain without hands” (Dan. 2:45) was not complete until 1914, at which time it began to “break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms.” Thus, Rev. 20:4 defeats his contention instead of supporting it. As Brother Johnson has so well stated the matter: Why is it that these Levites offer texts to support their arguments which definitely contradict their position? Is it not because they are in the clutches of Azazel, and cannot think clearly on controversial subjects. Too, has he ever read Brothers Russell and Johnson on the distinction of “a” thousand years, and “the” thousand years of the reign of The Christ?
In this same connection, RGJ quotes from Brother Russell in a 1911 article, his contention being that this is a later expression, and thus should carry greater weight than statements we gave from his earlier writings. Therefore, we now quote the following from the August 15, 1913 Watch Tower, par. 2 (Reprints 5293):
“While the sprinkling of the blood upon the Mercy Seat on behalf of all the people takes place before restitution begins, or before the right to live can be given to any of the Ancient Worthies, nevertheless, those who would get God’s blessing, His uplifting influence, must become Israelites – that is, become believers in God, by believing in the Mediator, who will be God’s representative. This law will be applicable to the whole world. If mankind would get everlasting life, they must accept Christ and join themselves to this earthly kingdom class. Christ’s Kingdom must rule the earth until all the wicked are destroyed. – 1 Cor. 15:24-26”
Thus, we now ask RGJ to give us an answer: Was Brother Russell referring to the beginning of the Little Season when “all the wicked are destroyed,” or was he referring to the end of it? And if he was referring to the beginning of the Little Season, does he mean to tell us that the Goats who enter the Little Season are NOT the wicked? And we direct attention to the fact that the only Scripture Brother Russell gives to prove his statement is 1 Cor. 15:24! Yet RGJ asserts that Brother Russell teaches according to his (RGJ’s) views after the year 1911.
A GENEROUS PROPOSAL
While RGJ does not mention that ‘faulty disc’ in the paper under review, he has made quite some play upon it in the past, his contention being that the text should read, “The end is the Little Season,” instead of “The end of the Little Season.” The very construction of the grammar is against his statement. Had Brother Johnson intended to say what RGJ claims, he would have had a complete sentence, and no parenthesis would have been necessary. Certainly he – and RGJ, too, would have caught this at the time of publication had such been the intent; therefore, we very much doubt the veracity of RGJ’s claim about the disc. And to support our conviction, we now suggest he secure some unbiased disc expert in Philadelphia to examine the disc, for which we offer to pay the expense, not only of the expert, but also the expense of RGJ himself from Chester Springs to Philadelphia and back again, and our own expense to Philadelphia. We do this in the interest of the Truth, and in faithfulness thereto. Will he accept this proposal? If he is interested in the Truth, we see no reason for his refusal!
SUPPORT FROM THE STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES
RGJ has been quite loquacious over his citations from Brother Russell and Brother Johnson to support his presentations, so we now offer some from the Parousia Volumes:
“When, in the end of the Millennial Age Christ delivers up the dominion of earth to the Father, He does so by delivering it to mankind as the Father’s representatives, who were designed from the first to have this honor. (1 Cor. 15:24; Matt. 25:34) Thus the Kingdom of God lasts forever. And so we read in our Lord’s words: Then shall the King say to them on his right hand (those who, during the Millennial reign, will have retained the position of favor by harmony and obedience), Come ye blessed of my Father (you whom my Father designs thus to bless), inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” (Parousia Volume 1, p. 305)
Will this be done at the beginning of the Little Season, or at the end of the Little Season?
“The Scriptures inform us that when the activity of the evil principle has been permitted long enough to accomplish God’s purpose, it will forever cease to be active, and that all who continue to submit to its control shall forever cease to exist. (1 Cor. 15:25-26; Heb. 2:14)” (Parousia Volume 1, p. 121)
There’s no mistaking in Brother Russell’s teaching here. No one should have any doubt as to his meaning – and he uses 1 Cor. 15:25-26 in support of his teaching.
“When, in the end of the Millennial Age, Christ delivers up the dominion of earth to the Father, He does so by delivering it to mankind as the Father’s representatives, who were designed from the first to have this honor. (I Cor. 15:24; Matt. 25:34) (Parousia Volume 1, p. 305)
Does RGJ contend that the Sheep will be made Kings at the beginning of the Little Season?
“So shall God’s Kingdom come, and His will be done on earth as it is done in heaven. Thus shall the Christ reign as the Father’s vicegerent until He shall have put down all antagonistic authority and power (this certainly must include Satan, the fallen angels and the goats at the end of the Little Season—JJH), and caused every knee to bow and every tongue to confess the Wisdom, Justice, Love and Power of God the Father. And finally, having manifested, by the last crucial test at the close of the Millennium, all who have even a sympathy for sin, though outwardly obedient; and having destroyed these from among the people (Rev. 20:9), He shall surrender to the Father the vice-royal dominion. Thus the Apostle expresses the matter: He must reign until he shall have put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be subjugated is (Adamic) death. Then cometh the end (of His reign; it having effected its object) when he (Christ) shall have put down all (opposing) rule and all authority and power.... When all things shall be subjected unto him (the Father), then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him (the Father) which did subject all things under him (for the thousand years)—l Cor. 15:24-28.” (Parousia Volume 4, pp. 644-645)
“For he must reign until he hath put all enemies under his feet, before he delivers up the Kingdom at the close of the Millennium—l Cor. 15:24-28.” (Parousia Volume 4, p.649, par. 1)
“When the great Mediator-King shall resign His completed work to the Father, delivering up His office and Kingdom as the Apostle explains (I Cor. 15:24-28), what lasting results may we expect the great Mediator’s redemptive work toward mankind to show? It will have accomplished: (1) The sealing of the New Covenant with His own precious blood.... (2) The reconciling or bringing back into harmony with God of a ‘little flock,’ a ‘royal priesthood,’ zealous of good works, willing to lay down their lives in God’s service...... (3) The reconciliation, the full restitution, of an earth full of perfect, happy human beings...... In this condition they shall indeed be blameless and irreproachable, and capable of standing every test. (4) The destruction of all others of the race, as unworthy of further favor, the cumberers of the ground, whose influence could not be beneficial to others, and whose continued existence would not glorify their Creator.” (Parousia Volume 5, pp. 30-31)
On page 40 of Parousia Volume 5, we have 1 Cor. 15:25-28 quoted with bracketed comments by Brother Russell: “He (Christ) must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he (the Father) hath put all things under his (the Son’s) feet. But when he (the Father) saith, ‘All things are put under him (the Son),’ it is manifest that he (the Father) is excepted, which did put all things under him (the Son). And when all things (earthly) shall be subdued under him (the Son), then shall the Son himself be subject unto him (the Father) that put all things under him (the Son), that God (the Father) may be all in all.”
“Until he shall have put down all authority and power opposed to Jehovah and His righteous law, until He shall have brought forth judgment unto victory, until He shall have made the place of Jehovah’s feet (the earth His footstool) glorious, and shall have delivered up the Kingdom to God, even the Father—1 Cor. 15:24-28; Matt. 12:20.” (Parousia Volume 5, p. 47, top)
“Then the Mediatorial throne and reign having served their purpose, and all corrupters of the earth having been destroyed (evidently this would mean all those who don’t have perfect characters—JJH), ‘the Son shall deliver up the Kingdom to God, even the Father,’ by delivering it to mankind for whom it was originally designed....” (1 Cor. 15:25-28) (Parousia Volume 6, p. 50, par. 1)
“Jesus will occupy this Mediatorial relationship between God and men until He shall have brought back into full harmony with God every creature who, being brought to a knowledge of His Creator and His righteous laws, shall desire to be and to do in complete harmony therewith. More than this, His ‘all judgment,’ will include the execution of His findings, for He will not only reward the obedient, but shall ‘destroy those who corrupt the earth’ – will destroy the willful sinners, destroy from amongst the people all who will not hear His voice, His command, His instructions, putting down all sin and all insubordination, including even the last enemy – death—1 Cor. 15:2528; Rev. 11:18; 2 Thes. 2:9; Heb. 2:14.” (Parousia Volume 6, p. 398)
Perhaps more than enough time and space have been expended on 1 Cor. 15:24; but we are mindful of St. Paul’s thought: “Exhort by the sound instruction, and to confute the opposers” (Titus 1:9); – to which we make our own addition, “to silence the garrulous and flippant name-callers.” We would advise our readers that of things so far in the future we can but have generalities, and certainly not the details. Let us remember that the Little Season will be for the Millennial Age what the Epiphany is for the Gospel Age – ‘‘making manifest the counsels of hearts.”
During the Parousia it was commonly known that there would be a Time of Trouble, the same being also stated in the Bible as the Epiphaneia; but no one even faintly visualized the details of what we have witnessed over the past 54 years. And this same condition will almost certainly be true in the Little Season; otherwise, that trial time and “manifestation” would be largely nullified. We are fully persuaded that we have presented herein the clear Truth on the generalities; and we doubt that the name-callers will have the ability to answer this paper. But we would counsel that this particular item is not one that carries with it a decision of brotherly fellowship. If others are not so fully persuaded as are we, we do not consider that sufficient reason to cast them from our midst; but we do consider that here is just one more instance that those who are “abiding in My Word” will “know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.”
“Whoso hath quarreled with thee shall fall (regardless of the ‘great swelling words’ and name-calling they may produce).... I have created the smith, who bloweth up a fire of coals.... And I have created the waster to destroy (in this fiery Epiphany turbulence): No weapon formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that riseth against thee in judgment shalt thou prove to be lawless (especially applicable to the Epiphany crown-losers that “darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge” – Job 38:2 – described in E-10:591 as “loquacious, repetitious, and false-accusing.... foolish effusions”.... false criticisms, such as teaching that those who do not eliminate the Adamic death process in the Kingdom would thus be dying the Adamic death). This is the inheritance of the servants of the Lord.” (Isa. 54:17, Rotherham)
“Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully. (1 Tim. 1:7) And now, let us “Incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding.” (Prov. 2:2)
Sincerely your brother
John J. Hoefle, Pilgrim
QUESTION OF GENERAL INTEREST
QUESTION: – Do Gospel-Age new creatures eliminate the Adamic death process from themselves once they are begotten of the Holy Spirit?
ANSWER: – Certainly not! If they did, they would actually reach perfection, something the very best of them never accomplish. This is so clearly stated by St. Paul in Rom. 7:19-21: “The evil which I would not, that I do.... When I would do good, evil is present with me.” Try as he would, the Apostle could not eliminate from his being the Adamic dying process; and certainly he was one of the outstanding “examples of the believers.” While he, and all others of the Body of Christ, never actually die the Adamic death, none of them ever were able to fully rid themselves of inherited frailty – the Adamic death process continued to work in them until they finally finished their course.
Let us consider now the case of Judas: He was one of those who made little or no progress in “crucifying the flesh” (the Adamic death process). But did he die the Adamic death? Of course not! And the same with all others who died the Second Death during this Age, regardless of how well they may have run for a time. Some of the Parousia sifters were model saints before their deflection; some of them gave classic discourses on character development and Christian living – even as the Adamic death process was working in them (however, not in the sense of dying the Adamic death, because as New Creatures they could not do that). But once they went astray, eventuating in the Second death for them, it was still the Adamic death process that finally took them into the tomb. It is well known to all in Present Truth that such renegades are more capable of evil at the close of their lives than they were when they came into the Truth. It was not through any direct act of God that the most of them came to their end. It was the Adamic death process that took them into the Second Death (their failure to overcame their evil qualities to the extent of their ability).
And yet, in the face of such compelling evidence right before his eyes, RGJ would tell his readers that the goats at the end of the Little Season would be dying the Adamic death if the Adamic death process were still present with them. How are the mighty fallen! “And on this account God will send to them an energy of delusion, to their believing the falsehood” (2 Thes. 2:11, Dia.) – falsehoods such as the one we now consider from RGJ, that those retaining any of the Adamic death process must die the Adamic death. Surely, he knew better than this at one time – at least while he was under the restraining hand of the Parousia and Epiphany Messengers.
LETTERS OF GENERAL INTEREST
Dear Brother Hoefle: Grace and Peace!
Please send me a supply of Where Are the Dead and What is the Soul If you can spare them, send 100 each. Hope you are well. If you would send an address to send some money, I would send you some. I’ve been working.... God has been good to His people! Psa. 15:1; 91; Eph. 3; John 16:15.
Your brother by His Grace ------- (ENGLAND)
Dear Brother Hoefle:
I am much interested in the paper you presented – The Counterfeit Kingdom Since 1914, No. 140, dated Feb. 1, 1967. I followed it through carefully and am able to see the light and the gross errors of the “Second Hierarchy” portrayed. One would think there would be more people see the maddening errors by that organization, and depart from it. It is shocking to note how blinded men can become. I, myself, was a victim of their tirade, and was formally excommunicated from their order........... Did you notice the reasons given in the Watch Tower for disfellowshiping so many this last few years. I heard a thousand. It must be getting desperate.
What is Jolly doing now? He used to oppose you a lot and call you names.
Your brother in Christ, ------- (CANADA)