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Why Do The Heathen Rage?

“Why Do The Heathen Rage” was a series of advertisements paid for in numerous newspapers and periodicals throughout our nation in the 1960’s specifically. The author was never found, and the articles were bounded in a book that was never copyrighted.

  Because the articles still discuss matters that are relevant to the issues of today, they are posted here on this site.

 

 

October 24, 1964

 

  Requests for information about the writer of this column have been received a number of times. A recent letter says: ‘Won’t you please tell me who you are that writes the column in each Monday’s Atlanta Journal ‘Why Do The Heathen Rage?’ (Understand in some ‘far away places’ this article appears in Monday’s Journal instead of Saturday.) I have been reading this article for quite some time and look forward each Monday and read the message to our nation, and to each individual as well. So applicable to, and so needed, by our nation today. Daily I cite friends, neighbors and family to this column as a gem from God, hidden in the rough, but to be seized with gratitude, as something to live by’

 

  “Truly it has been said that one cannot talk long about ‘self’ without becoming vain. However, the above letter is greatly appreciated, very encouraging, and gives us quite a ‘lift.’ It is hard not to make some effort to meet this request. But it is also hard to digress even a little to talk about self when there are so many ‘gems’ from God in His Word: ‘The Law of The Lord is perfect, converting the soul… more to be desired than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb’ – Psalm 19:7. etc. “For though hast magnified thy word above all thy name’ – Psalm 138:2.

 

  “The writer is a layman. Raised in a Christian home that was strict about ‘Singing the Song of Moses, the servant of The Lord, and The Song of The Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world.’ The burden of Moses’ Song is the Moral Law of God, The Ten Commandments that reveal the very character of The Almighty. The message of The Lamb of God is deliverance from the wrath of God to ‘Whosoever Will,’ The wrath of God is due to our devil perverted nature and acts. The Lamb of God paid our penalty and offers the gift of a new heart wherein are written the Commandments of God by The Spirit of God; and also the gift of Eternal Life in the world to come, which world we enter by “falling asleep safe in the arms of Jesus; ‘ or by being ‘caught up to meet the Lord in the air when He cometh to make up His Jewels.’ (Hope we are not casting our pearls and gems before swine! We are warned against doing that. If you are a member of a Protestant Christian Church and don’t believe these things, in God’s Name, why don’t you get out? How come you’re in there, anyway?)

 

  “The writer joined the Church when about twelve years of age. Though greatly blessed with the raising and environment he had, yet when he left school he faced the fact that he was ‘out of gear’ with real Christianity and the vows made on joining the Church. He did not want to, nor did he intend to spend his life striving to fulfill them. “Then get out,’ he said to himself. ‘Resign your Church membership, and don’t deliberately live the life of the hypocrite,’ Considering what a serious step it would be to ‘junk the hope of Eternal Life’ offered in the Bible and Protestant Christianity, he purposed before resigning to ‘Search The Scriptures’ himself- most he knew came second-handed. Since that time, many years ago now, he has read the Bible from cover to cover several times each year. Mostly it was consecutive reading, not stopping unless attention was especially arrested. For quite a while his aim was to read at least thirty minutes a day. Later he aimed at making 60 minutes out of the 1,440 minutes in every 24 hours, figuring this was not too much time for making preparation for a life that never ends, eternity.

 

  “Not so long after beginning this exercise in ‘Searching The Scriptures’ he became definitely aware of ‘the personality of the devil and spiritual wickedness in high places,’ and that these fearful enemies were fighting to keep him away from his Creator: fighting him with questionings, doubts, unbelief and even a resentful and rebellious spirit against The Almighty Himself. Through the mercy of God, during all this fearful period he never laid The Bible aside by kept reading it, and kept on outwardly performing his vows by church attendance and striving to obey God’s Ten Commandments – common honesty and integrity required this until he resigned and got our of the Church. The Scriptures say ‘In due season you will reap, if you faint not in well doing.’ He found it to be true and in due time God’s Word became ‘quick and powerful’ in his own life and made of him a man whose greatest desire and ambition was to ‘Know God and do His Will’

 

  For about twelve years after leaving school the writer was employed as a cotton buyer. After the boll –weevil struck and changed things in that line, he went on a farm and has been there ever since. However, as a result of his experience in ‘Searching The Scriptures’ his main interest has been in Sowing the Seeed of The Word of God’ in his own heart, and that of others: ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but b every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.’  These are the first recorded words spoken by Christ after His Baptism by John the Baptist,. Several years ago God opened up the way to begin some ‘Advertising’ of The Word of God. Thank God for all those who have written or by spoken word have said the ads have been helpful and inspiring in their Christian experience. Brethren, pray for me, and pray that ‘The Word of God might have free course, and be glorified,’ It is our hope for time, and for Eternity, as individuals, as a nation, and the whole world.

 

  “’The Greatest Weapon Ever Forged is ‘The Word of God!’ With it Christ drove off the devil when tempted in the wilderness. Every temptation was met and overcome with The Word of God: ‘It is written- it is written- it is written’

 

  “The Next Greatest Weapon is the ‘Privilege of Prayer!’ Our Government by law has qwithdrawn these two great weapons from our schools! We suggest that all the people of God have now a special and important opportunity to use and fight with these great spiritual weapons in the coming election by voting for righteousness: ‘Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people,’ It has been suggested, and with good scriptural ground in our judgment, that our Court’s action in taking a neutral stand regarding God Almighty and withdrawing The Bible and Prayer from our children, may have resulted in God withdrawing His Presence and Protection from our nation to the place where an enemy was able to cut down the head of the nation. ‘Not one sparrow falls to the ground without your Heavenly Father’ observing and permitting.

 

  “In the Book of Ezekiel we find that the ‘cloud’ that hovered over the mercy seat of The Ark of God, signifying the Presence of The Almighty, appeared to become restless: it moved from that place to over one of the doors: later it moved outside of the city, and then later it departed. Not long afterwards Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed!

 

  “How would you like to legally vote as many times as you wanted to? Many would spend the day fromt the opening to the close of the polls voting as fast and as often as they could. Well, you can do that in the Government of The Almighty, the Kingdom of God. You can vote not only on election day, but every day, and Sunday, too, day and night. Regardless of what goes on around you as you sit in church you can keep voting for the right and God’s honor, and against evil. God will count every sincere vote. ‘In due season we will reap, if we faint not.’ ‘And the Lord said, – But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of The Lord. For all the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of The Lord, as the waters cover the sea.’ (Numbers 14:20; Isaiah 11:19; and Habakkuk 2:14) The knowledge of the glory of God shall fill the earth as the waters cover the sea – take heed lest at that time your ‘ignorance of the glory of God will have drowned you in perdition, hell’s lake of fire!

 

  “’An Almighty Justice does verily rule this world. It is good to fight on God’s side, and bad to fight on the devil’s side!’

 

  “’For nothing should the people of God more devoutly pray than that their great men might be good and God-fearing men.’”

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