From the Editor Sep/Oct 2018
Why are so many people willing to believe a lie? They would rather believe they evolved from monkeys than that they were created by almighty God, who loves them. They would rather believe there’s no such thing as absolute truth and that the Bible is nothing more than fables and myths.
People believe such lies because they appeal to humanity’s greatest weakness: pride. Most individuals don’t want to acknowledge God because they want to do what they want to do. So they delude themselves into thinking their behavior has no consequences and that there is no God before whom they will have to stand in judgment and give an account of their lives.
Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Svengali when it came to creating anti-Semitic propaganda and manipulating the masses, said, “The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed.”
He also said, “A lie told once remains a lie. But a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.” “The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie.”
Goebbels also said, “What does Christianity mean today? National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church. . . . That is my gospel.”
And last, “Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.”
So here are his principles: Make the lie big. Repeat it constantly. Repress dissent. Create a religion that eliminates God. Control the masses.
These same methods will be used by the most lying, tyrannical, evil dictator who will ever live: the Antichrist. Satan is alive and well, and it behooves us to know his plans so we can warn people and teach them the truth. We pray God will use this issue of Israel My Glory for His honor and glory to deliver many people “from the power of darkness” and transfer them “into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Col. 1:13). As Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (Jn. 8:32).
Waiting for His Appearing,