News Review - 19 July 2019

Wars… taxation… secret societies… powerful elites… government corruption… judicial cover-ups… permits… licences… diversity… multicultralism and… sex trafficking… all the end result of…

The Curse Of Kings

Mankind has always had a problem with government. The problem started nearly 6,000 years ago in the Garden in Eden, as Mr Armstrong explained:

“God laid before man the knowledge of his law – his WAY! He compels man to CHOOSE! Would man want God to FORCE him to go God’s way, contrary to the desires of human nature? Never! He would cry out, ‘God is unfair!’ Man wants the right of free choice.

So to fulfill his PURPOSE, the Creator marked out a duration of 7,000 years. The first six of those millennial ‘days’ were set aside for man to CHOOSE whether to OBEY God’s law – that is, voluntarily come under GOD’S GOVERNMENT – or work out his own ideas of HUMAN government. Man chose to reject God, his government and his law. He elected to follow the desires of his carnal self-centered nature.” ( The Plain Truth – September 1984)

Modern Day Israel, Britain And America, "FINISHED"!

Paul Craig Roberts writes:

“The Western World Is Finished: Over and Done With. The white world is overrun with immigrants taught by Identity Politics to hate white people and all their works.

‘Vladimir Putin wonders why countries with core white populations decided to destroy themselves with unimpeded immigration of different cultures and races.’

‘Why is it racist for governments to consider the interests of their core white populations? ’

‘Suicide of the Left: America Destroyed by Diversity.’

‘Multiculturalism has a free hand to erase the history of the core white population.’

‘Diversity and multicultralism are the weapons that were used to destroy Western civilization’.” (

Our Corrupt World

Every day in the news, one of the key words is corruption. And as the following article points out, it permeates our whole society!

Power corrupts. Anyone who believes differently hasn’t been paying attention.

Politics, religion, sports, government, entertainment, business, armed forces: it doesn’t matter what arena you’re talking about, they are all riddled with the kind of seedy, sleazy, decadent, dodgy, depraved, immoral, corrupt behavior that somehow gets a free pass when it involves the wealthy and powerful elite in America.

In this age of partisan politics and a deeply polarized populace, corruption — especially when it involves sexual debauchery, depravity and predatory behavior — has become the great equalizer.

All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton, British historian (

Take Jeffrey Epstein, the hedge fund billionaire/convicted serial pedophile recently arrested on charges of molesting, raping and sex trafficking dozens of young girls.

It is believed that Epstein operated his own personal sex trafficking ring not only for his personal pleasure but also for the pleasure of his friends and business associates. According to The Washington Post, ‘several of the young women… say they were offered to the rich and famous as sex partners at Epstein’s parties.’ At various times, Epstein ferried his friends about on his private plane, nicknamed the ‘Lolita Express.’ This is part of America’s seedy underbelly.

In fact, a recent decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals allowing a 2,000-page document linked to the Epstein case to be unsealed references allegations of sexual abuse involving ‘numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister, and other world leaders.’

This is not a minor incident involving minor players. This is the heart of darkness. Sex slaves. Sex trafficking. Secret societies. Powerful elites. Government corruption. Judicial cover-ups. Once again, fact and fiction mirror each other.” (

Bizarro World: The Herd Has Truly Gone Mad

The following article attempts to answer the question, “How did we get in such a state”? Note at the end of the article, the author points out correctly that… “OUR SPECIES’ VERY EXISTENCE IS AT RISK.”

You’re not crazy. The world we now live in is. Like me, you may often feel gobsmacked when looking at the world around you. How did things get so screwed up? The simple summary is: the world has gone mad. It’s not the first time.

For the leaders of the people have misled them. They have led them down the path of destruction.(Isaiah 9:16 NLT)

History is peppered with periods when the minds of men (and women) deviated far from the common good. The Inquisition, the Salem witch trials, the rise of the Third Reich, Stalin’s Great Purge, McCarthy’s Red Scares — to name just a few.

Like it or not, we are now living during a similar ERA OF SELF-DESTRUCTIVE MASS DELUSION. When the majority is pursuing — even cheering on — behaviors that undermine its well-being. Except this time, the stakes are higher than ever; OUR SPECIES’ VERY EXISTENCE IS AT RISK.” (

Endless Economic Growth Is Unsustainable

The Bible tells us… Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; ” (Proverbs 29:18 NKJV) . Because mankind has rejected God, they have become the masters of their own destruction. That is very obvious in the field of finance.

“We’re at the point where we’ve sabotaged our future by taking on too much debt, while at the same moment, we’ve started to run dangerously low on the resources necessary to run our modern way of living, straining key ecosystems in the process.

But rather than change our behavior, we’re doubling down on our faith in growth, creating dangerous financial bubbles that threaten to ruin our economy when they burst.

And worse than that, we’re depleting our remaining precious resources — such as energy deposits, rich topsoils, underground aquifers, ocean fisheries, key commercial minerals — at rates that can never recover in our lifetime.

At this stage, it’s unrealistic to expect our government to ride to the rescue in time, if at all — even if it weren’t dysfunctionally focused on protecting the very status quo that’s killing us.” (

Ancient Israel Goes “Off Track”

“As Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons to be judges over Israel. Joel and Abijah, his oldest sons, held court in Beersheba.

But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice.

Finally, all the elders of Israel met at Ramah to discuss the matter with Samuel. ‘Look,’ they told him, ‘you are now old, and your sons are not like you. GIVE US A KING TO JUDGE US LIKE ALL THE OTHER NATIONS HAVE.’

Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the LORD for guidance. ‘Do everything they say to you,’ the LORD replied, ‘for it is me they are rejecting, not you. They don’t want me to be their king any longer. Ever since I brought them from Egypt they have continually abandoned me and followed other gods. And now they are giving you the same treatment.’

‘Do as they ask, but solemnly warn them about the way a king will reign over them’.(1 Samuel 8:1-9 NLT)

Submission To The Authorities

It is interesting to note that while God allowed man to go his own way - trying to govern himself - God is still in control, as the Apostle Paul explained to the Church at Rome…

“Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.” (Romans 13:1 NLT)

The Curse Of Kings

God had Samuel explain to the people how their king would rule… but they would not listen!

“So Samuel passed on the LORD’s warning to the people who were asking him for a king. ‘THIS IS HOW A KING WILL REIGN OVER YOU,’ Samuel said. ‘The king will draft your sons and assign them to his chariots and his charioteers, making them run before his chariots. Some will be generals and captains in his army, some will be forced to plow in his fields and harvest his crops, and some will make his weapons and chariot equipment. The king will take your daughters from you and force them to cook and bake and make perfumes for him.’

‘He will take away the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his own officials. He will take a tenth of your grain and your grape harvest and distribute it among his officers and attendants. He will take your male and female slaves and demand the finest of your cattle and donkeys for his own use.’

‘He will demand a tenth of your flocks, and YOU WILL BE HIS SLAVES. When that day comes, you will beg for relief from this king you are demanding, BUT THEN THE LORD WILL NOT HELP YOU.’

But the people refused to listen to Samuel’s warning. ‘Even so, we still want a king,’ they said. ‘We want to be like the nations around us. Our king will judge us and lead us into battle.’

So Samuel repeated to the LORD what the people had said, and the LORD replied, ‘Do as they say, and give them a king’.” (1 Samuel 8:10-22 NLT)

A “Totalitarian State” In The Making

While we are to obey those in authority, we are reminded of the warning which God gave through Samuel. Those in authority want to totally control the population, as the following article illustrates:

“How independent are any of us, really? We like to think we live in the ‘free-est’ nation in the world, but do we really? Think about it.

You never own your home outright, even when the mortgage is paid off. Every year, you must make your extortion payment to the city or trust me, you won’t be living in that house for long.

The same thing with your car. If you don’t pay your annual extortion payment on your vehicle and pay a hundred bucks for a tiny sticker that gives you permission to drive it, it will be promptly towed away by the city with the government’s blessing. Then, like a hostage negotiation gone wrong, you’ll have to pay even more money to cover their theft and storage of YOUR vehicle.

TOTALITARIANISM refers to an authoritarian political system or state that regulates and controls nearly every aspect of the public and private sectors. Totalitarian regimes establish complete political, social, and cultural control over their subjects, and are usually headed by a charismatic leader.(

On a regular basis, you must pay a fee and ask the government for permission to do any number of things, such as driving a car, traveling outside the country, running a business, adding another bathroom to your home, or even catching a fish for dinner.

Permits and licenses are big revenue generators from start to finish – and if you proceed without asking permission, they will extort more money from you in the form of fines. If you refuse to pay the fines (or if you can’t) they’ll kidnap you and lock you in a cage, where you’ll be forced to perform manual labor for 10 cents an hour for whatever length of time the legal authorities feel is sufficient to teach you a lesson.

‘UTOPIAN’ describes a society that’s conceived to be perfect.

‘DYSTOPIAN’ is the exact opposite — it describes an imaginary society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible.

There are places in our nation where you can’t use your property the way you want. There are areas where you cannot collect the water that falls on your land. There are places where you aren’t allowed to detach your home from the grid. There are places that dictate where your vegetable garden can grow (or even if you’re allowed to have one), places that won’t allow you to hang your clothes out to dry, and places that make it illegal to sleep in your car.

The bottom line is, some places in the United States are freer than others, BUT WE’RE ALL STILL SERFS PAYING FEALTY TO LORDS.

They have most people convinced that they must follow the food pyramid, the vaccine schedule, and the rules that force us to have licenses for every darned thing we do. We must pay for and be granted permission to feed ourselves, transport ourselves, build shelters for ourselves, unite in matrimony, and even to own pets.

We’re ruled by fear and manipulation.

Like some kind of frighteningly authoritarian parent, they assure us that it’s for our own safety, these breaches in our independence, and that we must comply or face the consequences. They ground us by taking away our licenses. They send us to our rooms that just happen to be located in for-profit prisons. They don’t ‘allow’ us to pursue life, liberty, and happiness because once we taste that sweet freedom, we won’t want to be under their oppressive thumbs anymore.

But some of us have seen the corporate government for what it is: a bully that reigns through fear of reprisal and grievous harm. They hold over us these fears:

  • We will die if we don’t eat things that were inspected and approved by them.
  • We will be jailed, fined, or have our children taken from us if we don’t toe the line, vaccinate them as ordered, medicate them as recommended.
  • We are unable to figure things out for ourselves because we are not ‘experts’ and therefore we must suppress our own judgments and bow to their far greater knowledge.
  • We will die if we don’t follow their expert health and nutrition advice.
  • We’ll be murdered by scary foreign terrorists if we don’t allow the TSA to fondle our private parts and perform x-rays that show us naked before we fly.

Some people fear these things and believe these tales so thoroughly, they allow the government to enforce ridiculous, unconstitutional laws ‘for our own safety.’ They say, ‘Better that I give up my rights as a human being and save the world from a terrorist’.” (

God Always Warns! A Dictator IS Coming

Before the fall of ancient Israel in 721-718 BC, God’s prophets were warning of the coming disaster for many years!

Before the fall of Judah, 604–585 BC, God again warned for many years of the coming national calamity.

Back in the first issue of the Plain Truth magazine, February 1934, Mr Armstrong asked, “IS A WORLD DICTATOR ABOUT TO APPEAR?” We are now very near to the return of Jesus Christ - to take over the rulership of the whole world. But first, a dictator is to arise, the Bible refers to him as the Beast! HE USHERS IN A TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP THAT WILL HAVE ABSOLUTE POWER.

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him,” (Revelation 13:8) - Just as the people used to worship the Roman Emperors!

He will have total control of the population… And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:17)

The end result of this dystopian world is that mankind fights Christ as He returns, in a disaster so great that… “…unless that time of calamity is shortened, NOT A SINGLE PERSON WILL SURVIVE. But it will be shortened for the sake of God's chosen ones" (Matthew 24:22 NLT)

Utopia IS Possible - Utopia IS Coming – And Soon

“Yes, Jesus Christ very soon is going to return to this earth. He is coming in power and glory. He is coming to rule all nations! But he is not going to do this ruling, supervising, all alone, by himself. He is coming to set up world government. It will be a highly organized government. THERE WILL BE MANY POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY.” ( Mystery of the Ages - Chapter 7)

“GOD ALMIGHTY… has the power and the wisdom to make utopia a reality!

This is the very message God sent Jesus Christ to proclaim to the world. It is the ‘Gospel’ – the GOOD NEWS – THAT CHRIST WILL RETURN WITH THE POWER OF GOD TO BRING US UNIVERSAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY!

Few today understand that God has allotted mankind six thousand years in which to rule himself. During this time, God has kept hands off the affairs of men. He has allowed man to pursue the course that seems right to him (Prov. 16:25). God has given man the opportunity to prove, by experience, the basic inadequacies of any form of human government.

God is allowing humanity to prove to itself that NO human form of government can bring us world peace!” ( Correspondence Course - Lesson 4)

Our Part In The Future

How important are “God’s chosen ones?” Here is something to consider. At the climax at the end of this age, mankind is only saved from total extinction because of God’s “chosen ones.”

“…unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened FOR THE SAKE OF GOD’S CHOSEN ONES.” (Matthew 24:22 NLT)

But it is worth remembering just WHY we are the "chosen"! As the apostle Paul brings out: " But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.... (I Corinthians 1:27-29)

As quoted above; "[only] GOD ALMIGHTY… has the power and the wisdom to make utopia a reality!" So too, only God Almighty has the power and wisdom to change such foolish, weak, base and despised human clay into His spirit-born sons - called to replace the vanity-filled, chaotic, satanic "kingly system" of this present world.

Only with appropriate humility will we eventually be ready – fit to rule with Christ for 1,000 years – and help bring about that Utopia!

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:... AND THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS.” (Revelation 20:4)


It will happen, regardless.

It is sure – the world’s only sure hope.

This advance good news of tomorrow is as certain as the rising of tomorrow’s sun.

Humanity won’t bring it about – it is going to be done to us. Humanity is going to be forced to be happy – to enjoy world peace – to see universal abundance and joy fill the earth.


Why should it be an imaginary or impossible pipe-dream? There is a cause for today’s world chaos and threat of human extinction. That cause will be supplanted by that which will bring a utopia that is real, that is successfully functioning!” ( Tomorrow… What It Will Be Like - Chapter 1)