The Bible clearly designates a number of periods of time for the end of this Age, among them The Time of the End, the Time of Trouble, the Harvest, and the Epiphany. All of these periods have different beginnings; but all of them have substantially the same ending. The Time of the End had its beginning in 1799, and will conclude at the full end of the Age. Thus, it must include the Time of Trouble, the Harvest and the Epiphany. The Time of Trouble – in the wide sense began at 1874, as did also the Harvest; and both of these will continue to the full end of the Age. The Epiphany as a period of time had its beginning in 1914 as did also the Time of Trouble in the narrow sense; and both of these periods will continue also to the full end of the Age, at which time the Time of Trouble will end in its narrow sense, as well as in its wide sense. All of these periods will have substantial ending with the end of Jacob’s Trouble; but we cannot now be certain of that exact date, although we assume it will be sometime between now and 1994, a date which will also mark the end of “the third watch.” (Luke 12:38)
Aside from incidental mention of the first three periods above mentioned, we shall concern ourselves herein with the Epiphany as a period of time, the same being the last special period of the Gospel Age. In Epiphany Vol. 4, pages 7 through 72, this subject is given exhaustive Scriptural analysis – both from the standpoint of an act and as a period of time. On page 45 of that book there is an approved quotation from Brother Russell:
“Parousia is used in respect to the earliest stage of the Second Advent, while apokalypsis relates to the same advent later: – not that apokalypsis and epiphaneia relate to another or a third advent, but merely to a later feature (not features, since these two words both as an act and as a period are synonymous).... The Scriptures clearly indicate that after the Lord has done certain things during His presence (Parousia) and unknown to the world, He will later make a manifestation of His presence; a manifestation which will be discerned by all mankind; and the outward manifestation is designated His ‘epiphaneia.’”
This quotation is from the booklet “Our Lord’s Return,” and was written more than ninety years ago. Having been now some 56 years into the Epiphaneia, we see with the eye of faith, as well as with our physical eyesight, the great progress this Epiphaneia, this manifestation, has made; and this gives us a firm foundation for belief in further manifestations in the years immediately ahead.
It should be noted in the foregoing it is stated that Apokalypsis and epiphaneia are synonymous “as an act and as a period of time”; and there is good reason for this limitation, because the two words are not synonymous in the strict and all-inclusive sense of the term. Apokalypsis means uncovering or revelation; whereas, epiphaneia means bright shining, or brilliant illumination. As an act this latter is clearly designated in Matt. 4:16,17, Dia.: “People dwelling in darkness saw a great light (through the brilliant illumination that came from Jesus’ teachings)..... the royal majesty of the Heavens has approached.” But the word apokalypsis is limited more to an uncovering, a revelation. The last book of the Bible is commonly called The Revelation; but the Diaglott translation simply heads it The Apokalypse. It was indeed a revelation at the time it was written by the Apostle John, but it could not be understood in any of its parts without the help of the Holy Spirit and time itself. Therefore, we state it is impossible to have a revelation without an epiphaneia, because it is the bright shining that accomplishes the uncovering.
To illustrate: A dollar bill may be lying on the floor of a dark room, with a person standing directly over it, but he cannot see it because of the darkness. But once the electric light is turned on, that bright shining reveals it. Even so, it would yet be revealed only to the one standing in that particular room, and awake. “Blessed are your eyes, for they see.” Since 1914 this bright shining has increased to such an extent that even some of those in the world not understanding the performance, yet can see some of its effects – hazy and blurred though their vision may be. One outstanding financial expert has stated it this way: We are now in the 56th year of monetary disorder (since 1914).
“The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night (under cover of darkness)... but ye, brethren, are not in darkness (because of the bright shining which has come to you) that that day should overtake you as a thief.” (1 Thes. 5:2-4) And the same Apostle tells us further that the very purpose of that bright shining is this: “The Lord come, Who (by His coming and the bright shining) will bring to light the secrets of darkness, and will make manifest the purposes of the hearts.” (1 Cor. 4:5, Dia.) And the very purpose of this revelation is that we may speak the things thus revealed to us. “The secrets of darkness” are error; and exposing error always brings attempts at retaliation, and often the vicious ill will of those whose errors are exposed. This was often emphasized by brethren during the Parousia through the illustration of a rotten board, under which would be hiding bugs and vermin of various sorts. When the board is overturned, the corrupt life underneath it scurries in all directions, breathing resentment at the one who thus disturbed them. “Let your moderation be known unto all men,” says the Apostle in Phil. 4:5. The Diaglott expresses it in better manner: “Let your gentleness be known to all men.” But most of us have learned from sad experience that we may manifest extreme gentleness in exposing error, but it will be given quite the contrary definition by those whose errors are revealed, often eliciting slanderous falsehood from them in retaliation.
J. W. Krewson: A one-time believer in Epiphany Truth, and an Evangelist in the Epiphany Movement. Although he was closely associated with the Epiphany Messenger for many years – having personal relationship with him over the years – Brother Johnson never saw in him the qualification for a Pilgrim. He was very grateful to him for his many services to him and the brethren – which we know from our own knowledge. Had the Epiphany Messenger seen in him these qualifications, he would have happily bestowed this honor upon him. But it is not to JWK’s discredit as a brother that the Epiphany Messenger did not appoint him as a pilgrim: It was only because of his lack of the necessary qualifications – otherwise JWK would have received an appointment to this office.
But once the Epiphany Messenger was removed from us, JWK began to cast away important teachings he had formerly believed – or accepted with lip service – and we felt constrained to refute his errors. In retaliation, he declared we were parading under false exaltation when we signed our papers with the title “Pilgrim” after our name; said we had no authority from the Epiphany Messenger for such a title, and could produce nothing in writing to prove we had such a title. In answer we quoted the first paragraph of a letter to us dated October 11, 1942, as follows: “I am enclosing a certificate of your appointment as a Pilgrim of the Epiphany Bible House of the Laymen’s Home Missionary Movement, signed by myself and sealed with the seal of the Movement.” We also then quoted from Epiphany Volume 10, page 249: “J. was Commissioned finally, according to the Divine wisdom given into his care, to appoint for the Epiphany – not for Parousia – purposes auxiliary pilgrims and pilgrims, to assist the Lord’s people in teaching ways.”
Not only did he charge us publicly with fraudulently claiming a title as Pilgrim, but he also wrote various brethren to this effect, asking them to demand of us such a proof in writing from the Epiphany Messenger – some of which we now have in our files. He charged that we could not produce our appointment in writing as he could his Evangelist appointment – because we would-have done so had we had this evidence. And from these statements it is self-evident that JWK’s contention was simply a fabricated falsehood, a malicious and fraudulent falsehood; yet he has gone right on with his defamation, while styling himself the Pastor and Teacher, the Lord’s mouthpiece at this time the “channel” for advancing Truth, and for Present Truth. This is in keeping with the Witnesses claim of being the “channel” for present Truth and ‘advancing’ Truth, while setting aside many basic Parousia Truths – just as JWK has done with both Parousia and Epiphany Truth.
And in keeping with the foregoing, he also has the effrontery to accuse JJH of “paralleling” the Gershonite Levites early in the Epiphany. Therefore, we now call upon him – and upon all those who support him in his falsehood – to show where the Epiphany Messenger ever resorted to open falsehood in his altercations with the Gershonites same forty years ago. And we would offer, too, the Epiphany Messenger’s clear and convincing definition of a parallel: “In Bible parallels the two sets or chains of parallel events are Always an equal number of years and days apart.” If we accept this definition of a parallel, then it is quite clear that JWK does not even know the meaning of the word. Our comments here are prompted by his attempted parallel on page 211 of his Nov-Dec. 1969 paper No. 89.
ANOTHER FALSEHOOD: In this same connection, JWK then makes the statement, “Much has been written against JJH’s errors which likewise have not been disproved.” The “errors” (?) of which he here speaks center around the date 1954; and the errors (?) we espouse for that date are the exact teaching of Brother Johnson. We quote two of them below:
“The Epiphany Camp in the finished picture is the condition of truly repentant and believing, but not consecrated Jews and Gentiles.” (E-10:209)
And further from the same book, p. 672:
“There will be a large work: (1) whereby our non-Truth Great Company and Youthful Worthy brethren, and new ones not yet consecrated, are to be won for the Truth, some of whom will be won before Babylon is destroyed and others of them afterward.”
We “continue in” these Epiphany Truths and accept them just as stated above; whereas, JWK now rejects them for ideas of his own respecting 1954, just as his “cousin” RGJ has done. So here is another clear instance where he resorts to falsehood to sustain himself. Of course, this has been the chief method of the great and small systems of error all during the Gospel Age, all of whom have “made lies their refuge, and under falsehood have they hid themselves.” (Isa. 28:15)
And respecting his date of 1950 for the death of the last saint, he tried to establish this from the Pyramid immediately after Brother Johnson’s death – when he and his “cousin” were partners; but Brother Johnson himself was emphatic in his teaching, as was That Servant, that the Pyramid is not to be considered a source of Truth; it is only “for a sign and for a witness” – to substantiate Truth already found in the Bible. The “signs of the Times,” the parallel dispensations, and the chronology do not support 1950 – nor does the Bible give us such a date through any of these, or in plain statement. This statement we have also previously published – with no further comment by JWK. Silence is the best refuge for such people when they can’t meet the Truths presented against their errors. Why doesn’t he show us where 1950 is shown in the Bible? He claims our ‘errors’ (?) have been disproved; let him cite the pages where he has disproved them. Of him we would quote the same words Brother Johnson quoted against the oily blandishments of JFR: “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.” (Psa. 55:21)
It is in order to mention an odd coincidence here in the end of the Age: JFR, JWK and RGJ have all invented consecrated classes of restitutionists during this Epiphany. They have done this despite the clear Scriptural demarcation between the Faith classes and the world of mankind. The “due time” for Restitutionists is still future when the Highway of Holiness is opened for them. JFR called his the Great Multitude, JWK calls his Quasi-elect Consecrated, and RGJ calls his Consecrated Epiphany Campers; but the only difference in the three of them is the name they give their ‘consecrated’ Restitutionists. And let us not overlook the fact that JFR was the first one to see this ‘advancing truth’; he saw it many years before JWK and RGJ came forth with their special brand of non-existent classes. We wish to emphasize the fact that none of the three produced such “strange fire” (false doctrine) until after God had removed the restraining hand of His faithful Mouthpieces from them: That Servant was removed from our midst before JFR went on his rampage – and the Epiphany Messenger was removed before RGJ and JWK went on their rampage.
Brother Johnson told us that JFR was rapidly going blind on the Truth – “his right eye shall be utterly darkened” (Zech. 11:17). Self-evidently the “cousins” don’t accept this teaching in toto now, since they, too, have produced similar Restitution classes. And they do this despite the teaching of That Servant that those consecrating between the Ages – after the High Calling had closed and “until Restitution sets in” would be the Millennial Associates of the Ancient Worthies in reward and service. And they do this despite the Epiphany Messenger’s repeated reaffirmation of this Truth especially in refuting JFR on similar errors. We repeat, if consecrated Restitutionists are now the order of the Epiphany period – the last special period of the Gospel Age then JFR was certainly the FIRST to see that “advancing truth” – and clearly enough, he would be the one to receive the chief honor.
On p. 211 JWK has this to say: “much has been written against JJH’s errors.” We have on numerous occasions cited 2 Thes. 2:8, Dia.: “Then will be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus will annihilate with the appearing of His presence” with the epiphaneia of the Second Advent; therefore, the conclusion logically follows that the epiphaneia must also still be with us, and will continue to be with us at least until the Man of Sin is no more. This premise we have also often presented; but we have seen nothing from JWK or RGJ to disprove this Scripture. Will they now tell us how they can dispose of this clear Scripture?
Furthermore, if we have left the Epiphany and are now in the Apokalypsis, then there should be an Apokalypsis Tabernacle. JWK has now had sixteen years in which to present one. If he has done so, we haven’t seen one, nor have we heard about one. Will he please give the reference? As soon as the Epiphany and its fundamentals of advancing Truth became clear to Brother Johnson, he proceeded at once to present the Epiphany Tabernacle.
THE APOKALYPSIS JOSHUA
Again on p. 211 of this same paper JWK presents himself with the above title, so we now quote Josh. 1:5: “There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.” And this promise was literally fulfilled with the typical Joshua; there is no record that he ever lost a battle. And the same could be said for the true Epiphany Joshua; there is no record that he ever lost a battle. But what do we find regarding the self-styled Apokalypsis Joshua? He has experienced one crushing defeat after another – not only in his doctrinal errors, but also on his false charges against us regarding our Pilgrim appointment. Some of our readers know about the crushing defeat he received from his companion in error – RGJ – in the lawsuit over the use of the name Present Truth. RGJ also gave him defeats on those Truth subjects where he still retained the Parousia and Epiphany Truth in the controversy.
It is little wonder that JWK has decided to avoid almost all controversy – even though this is just the reverse of the typical Joshua, who was engaged in warfare all of his life. And let JWK show one instance where the true Epiphany Joshua ever avoided controversy when the welfare of the Household was jeopardized. In fact, JWK’s present position is the exact duplicate of the decision of the Gershonite Levites some forty years ago. Once they were persuaded that they had come up against the razor’s edge, they most lovingly (?) and meekly (?) said, No more controversy; we shall confine ourselves to “love and good works.” And yet it is JWK who is now telling his readers that it is JJH who is ‘paralleling’ those Gershonites!
Of course, give such teachers enough yarn, and they will entangle themselves in a web of their own weaving. Consider 1954: JWK is telling us that the destiny of all crown-losers was unalterably fixed at that date. Now consider what he says on p. 194 of this same paper No. 89: “Almost all of the Lord’s people, in both Babylons, in varying degrees, are complacent in error and the erroneous teachings such produce. They are in serious danger of losing their standing before the Lord (with the Great Company this could eventuate in the second death).”
If the Great Company was FIXED at 1954, then how could they possibly lose their resurrection reward “before the throne” – and how could they be in any more danger of going into the second death now than they will be after their change to spirit nature? Do we find one instance where the Epiphany Messenger ever said the saints were in danger of the Second Death, or of losing their standing before God, after 1914? Such “profusion of words to no purpose” simply reveals the confused condition of JWK’s mind – and also manifests that he is indeed a close relative of RGJ, who tells us that if the goats of the Little Season still had the Adamic death process they would be dying the Adamic death then. Note, however, RGJ doesn’t say all those who still have the Adamic death process in them during the Mediatorial reign – and die after 100 years – would also be dying the Adamic death!
It is well to bear in mind here that during the Parousia day it was THE TRUTH that did the separating work among the Household of Faith; but in this Epiphany Day it has been the error that has done the separating. “Come out of her, My people” was the shibboleth of every Parousia warrior. “In His hand a sharp sickle (Present Truth for the Harvest work – “more cutting than any two-edged sword.... and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart,” Heb. 4:12, Dia,).... Thrust in thy sickle, and reap.” (Rev. 14:14, 15) That ‘sharp sickle’ did two kinds of reaping work – gathered the tares into bundles for the burning, and gathered the wheat into the Lord’s barn. But it was just as true then as it was at the first Advent – “Every one that is of the Truth heareth My voice.” (John 18:37)
But in the Epiphany just the reverse occurred. Hardly had That Servant been entombed before the leaders in the Society began sweeping changes in the Harvest Truth –with the same continuing unto this day. Any of us with a clear knowledge of Harvest Truth knows that were That Servant to return now he would be unable to recognize the organization that was his at the time of his death in 1916. But, just as in the Parousia the majority was wrong, with the minority right, so here in the Epiphany we see the same situation prevailing. Those who left the Society some fifty years ago were very much in the minority – as much in the minority as were the Protestants who left the Roman Church during the Reformation period. It fell to the lot of the Epiphany Messenger to defend almost every major truth that had been generally accepted by the reapers during Brother Russell’s lifetime. This brought upon him the ill will of many erstwhile brethren – a duplicate of the Parousia Harvest performance. But the controversy over those errors did indeed “make manifest the counsels of hearts” – exactly as had been prophesied for this Epiphany period.
In the Vol. 4 cited on page 1 it is stated that the Epiphany and the Time of Trouble are identical – “it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.” (Isa. 34:8) The “Lord’s vengeance” is the Time of Trouble, which is to occur during the Epiphany as an act and as a period of time here in the end of the Age – the last special period of the Gospel Age; and we may expect it to continue to a completion – the “sharp sickle” will continue to separate the fully faithful, the measurably faithful and the complete renegades. “The Lord Jesus will annihilate the Man of Sin by the Epiphaneia of His Parousia.” “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)
R. G. JOLLY: Our refutations of RGJ have been more elaborate than against any other person or group of persons. This is in keeping with the Epiphany Messenger’s concentration mainly upon JFR and the Society leaders in error. Because of being the leaders in the organization founded by That Servant, they were in a position to deceive the brethren more than the others. And so it is with RGJ, due to his position in the movement founded by the Epiphany Messenger, he is able to deceive the Epiphany brethren more than any one else.
When the Epiphany Messenger brought forth advancing truth, it was based on Parousia Truth – an elaboration of the basic Truths brought out by That Servant. Many Truth people thought he was presenting advancing error when he was simply defending the Truths already expounded by That Servant – a reassertion of Parousia Truth. Of course, these brethren were not “rooted and grounded” in the Truth. Some of the fully faithful, too; failed and refused to investigate the writings of the Epiphany Messenger due to their temporary association with the perverters after the demise of That Servant – just as was true of some of the fully faithful after the Apostles fell asleep. They were told Brother Johnson was a second-deather, and became so inoculated with that false report that they continued to believe he was even after they came to see the errors, and the true state of affairs in the Society. Brother Johnson was sadly cognizant of this fact, but rested in the full assurance of faith that they would some day know better, if not in this life they would know when they would “Awake in Thy Likeness.”
And much the same is true of the LHMM: RGJ’s “advancing truth” is actually “advancing error,” because it is not based on Parousia or Epiphany Truth. Some of our Parousia enlightened brethren, even though not acquainted with Epiphany Truth, surely know that Moses leading the children of Israel from Egypt is a type of Jesus delivering the faithful. (See Parousia Vol. 6, Chapter 11) We expect, D.v., to elaborate on this type in a future paper. Brother Johnson has elaborated in great detail on this type and antitype – all in complete harmony with That Servant’s teaching – and the Truth on this type will surely “make manifest” the many errors prevalent in our day – especially of those who have concocted a consecrated restitution class here in the last period of the Gospel Age.
In our April paper No. 178 we thoroughly refuted the errors and “foolish effusions” of this “false-accusing Epiphany crown-loser” (See E-10:591) on 1 Cor. 15:24 – so much so that we doubt he will attempt to answer – although we may expect him to make mention of it as a “sifting” error by one of the “sifters.” But we stress here once more his irresponsible contention that the Goats at the end of the Little Season would be dying the Adamic death were they then still infected with the Adamic death process. We have discussed this matter in detail on p. 8 of our April paper; but we would emphasize how ridiculous is his contention here – as though any one who still continued in his character faults until the Little Season would not be willfully so doing! It would seem that a mere babe in the Truth should know better. We are told by St. Paul that the Truth will give us the “spirit of a sound mind”; and the reverse is true of error: Error will give the spirit of an UNSOUND mind – and RGJ’s effort to refute the Truth here is just one more proof that he has received an ‘unsound mind’ (2 Thes. 2:10, 11). He is indeed in the clutches of Azazel! We say this without rancor or malice; in fact, we feel a deep pity for him – just as did David for King Saul, even as he was painfully moved to exclaim, “Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.... How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished.” (2 Sam. 1:24-27)
This conflict between truth and error will continue to a completion – until this Epiphany period has made fully manifest the counsels of hearts – until the Time of Trouble culminates in Jacob’s Trouble – when the nations “as the vessels of a potter shall be broken to shivers.” (Rev. 2:26, 27) We are in the day of sweeping portent in the world and in God’s Household – great changes in quick succession. As example, the financial world: One financial service estimates that when the Dow-Jones stock averages go down 100 points it whittles the values of the stocks listed on the New York Exchange by 85 billion dollars. Consider now, that since last Spring those averages have dropped more than 200 points, or more than 170 billions of dollars from ‘paper’ wealth of the owners clipped off in a matter of months. “I will cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant.... I will sweep it with the besom (broom) of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts.” (Isa. 14:22, 23) And such action we may anticipate as further Epiphany work – until it has accomplished all its purposes to a completion.
It is clear enough that many of our brethren don’t like controversy – nor do we; we would much prefer peace and the winsome Truths. But we do so only because “necessity is laid upon us” if we would be “faithful to the Lord, the Truth and the Brethren.” His testimony is that none will be acceptable to Him whose faithfulness will not draw upon them the world’s disfavor. His words are, “Whosoever will live godly shall suffer persecution.” As That Servant has faithfully recorded: “If our Lord had not rebuked some of these things that their leaders did, the people would not have known but that those Pharisees had the Lord’s endorsement. There they were going about with sanctimonious faces and saying so many prayers, etc. Were they really holy people? Jesus was there as a representative of God and an exponent of His views.... He merely did His duty. So we believe that we have a perfect right to call attention to the flagrant errors of today.” And this he faithfully did, even though it brought much persecution and revilings upon him – especially from the Clergy. And the Epiphany Messenger received some of the same treatment, especially from the leaders in the Society, etc., when he exposed their errors. It brought upon him much suffering, persecution and revilings.
“Who shall abide in thy Tabernacle, Lord? Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the Truth in his heart... He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.... He that doeth these things shall never be moved.” (Psa. 15)
Sincerely your brother,
John J. Hoefle, Pilgrim
LETTERS OF GENERAL INTEREST
Dear Mr. Hoefle:
I thank you for the literature which you sent me. It impressed me as no other ever had. You asked about my background. I am a Protestant, having a life-long interest in religion. I have always maintained that were Jesus to return to earth today He would not recognize what is being preached in His name.... I usually read from the Bible every day, and make an attempt to make it the guiding theme of my life. I must confess that many times I fall short of my goal.
Yes, please, please place me on your mailing list. Do you have a Church or representative in my area?
Thank you! ------- (NEW JERSEY)
Would you send me copies of your pamphlets Numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 to the address given above.
Sincerely yours ------- (KANSAS)
Dear Brother Hoefle: The Lord be with you!
I have your letter of the 30th before me as I write. I see by one of your papers No. 177, which came, I believe, after your letter, that you differ from Brother Jolly on two important points: (1) You believe that there are still Saints on earth; (2) Also you believe that Youthful Worthies can still come into the Truth! I believe you are right on these two important points. I have believed for many years that the spirit-begotten class and the Youthful Worthies are “marching” along side by side through observation and searching of the Scriptures. I think you will agree that I have the right thought here. Because of this I would like you to continue sending me your publications from time to time.
Your brother In the Interest of all Truth ------- (CANADA)
Dear Dr. John Hoefle:
I would like very much to receive your free booklets – Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. I shall anxiously await their arrival. Thank you! ------- (CALIFORNIA)
Dear Brother Hoefle: Grace and peace!
Your most welcome letter of the 27th is received..... I sure enjoyed the Memorial article – and also your letter to the Brother in answer to the errors of the Truth people.
I am sending you some names for your mailing list....
With much Christian love – Your Brother in Him, ------- (MICHIGAN)
Dear Brother Hoefle:
Just to let you know I’m still trusting in the Lord, and in you. May God bless you in your labour of love, and keep you walking in His footsteps. I am seeking to please Him.
Christian love ------- (CONNECTICUT)
Dear Brother Hoefle: Loving greetings through our Beloved Redeemer!
Your letter of the 3rd is much appreciated, and I am sorry I have not replied earlier.
Yes, Sr. ------- is the sister from Oldham, who is on your list. She is not with the LHMM, and does appreciate your monthly papers. She comes and stays with us once a year, and we have good fellowship. You also send to her natural sister.... also from Oldham. Sister ------- has been here, too, but last year she was not well enough to travel.
Do hope Sister Dunnagan is having a better time with her new glasses. It is good to hear Sister Moynelo is doing well...... Brother and I are keeping fairly well, and we seem to be getting more opportunities to talk on Truth lines to people whom we meet. Quite a few return the tracts, and we hope they have read them. We had a nice talk with our Doctor. He has read Where are the Dead.... and then I gave him one of The Resurrection of the Dead. He is not happy with the dogmas of the Church of England. He appreciated the comma being placed in the right order when Jesus said Today, I’m saying.......
Brother is visiting a gentleman now who is ill – and almost blind. He likes some of the thoughts Brother has pointed out to him. It seems a pity he cannot read for himself. His wife is a practicing Roman Catholic – nevertheless, she could agree on Spiritism should be avoided, as being of the Devil and fallen angels.
The Pope has just spoken out against the Dutch priests being free to marry. Now he says the priests must vow every year to be celibate and obedient. Certainly, 2 Pet. 3:10 is in course of fulfillment – the elements melting with fervent heat. Nevertheless. we according to His promise look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. All join in love and prayers. Your loving sister ------- (ENGLAND)