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2 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 17

An Open Letter from the Staff...

We learned in Lesson 15 that the
Judeans believed in and followed many pagan
practices -- many of their traditions can be
found within the “Christian” world today. One
such practice is the use of CENTRALIZED
History is replete with man’s use of
centralized government. From the Tower of
Babel (Genesis 11) to the present day, man has
controlled and subjected the masses through
the use of centralized power and authority.
Prior to the time of King Saul, the HOPE OF ISRAEL MINISTRIES
Israelites practiced a unique form of BIBLE
self-government described today as a CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
“theocracy.” YEHOVAH God was the ONLY LESSON 17
King in Israel. He alone was the lawgiver
(legislator) -- there was none else. The
Israelites had experienced hundreds of years of Published at Arcadia, California by Hope of
bondage under centralized government in Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH).
Egypt. The nations around them also practiced
this pagan form of government. Yet Israel was EDITOR AND DIRECTOR
different -- at least until they decided to have a John D. Keyser
human king like the other nations. From that
time on Israel lived under the bondage of TECHNICAL ADVISOR
centralized government, enslaved to their own Sean C. Keyser
rulers or other nations by which they were
captured. YOUR ENROLLMENT has been paid by
Many years later, after living in others. Bulk copies for distribution not
captivity under Babylonian centralized given or sold.
government, a remnant of Israelites returned to ADDRESS COMMUNICATIONS to the
Jerusalem in Judea. They rebuilt the Temple Editor at the following address:
and established their own form of centralized Hope of Israel Ministries, P.O. Box 2186,
government -- influenced no doubt by the Temple City, California 91780, U.S.A.
Babylonian style of rulership. _________________________________
When the Messiah and YEHOVAH
God return to this earth at the End of the Age, About Our Cover...
there will be only one form of government. It
will not be Socialism. It will not be When Yeshua the Messiah and YEHOVAH
Communism or Fascism. It will not be human God return to this earth all of man’s
monarchy, oligarchy, or plutocracy. It will not governments will be disbanded and YEHOVAH
be man’s government over man -- it will be God will rule the world from His Temple in
YEHOVAH’s DIVINE government! Jerusalem -- assisted by the Messiah as king
In this lesson we will begin to examine and High Priest.
the Judean form of centralized government.

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