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2 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Test 8

An Open Letter from the Staff...

WHY ARE the different branches of
“Christianity” talking about UNION? WHY
IS it POSSIBLE for them to make overtures
toward compromise? And anyway, is it not
RIGHT that they should all GET TOGETH-
ER? WHY should Christianity be divided?
The Vatican has made many overtures
toward both Protestants and the Eastern
Orthodox church. They have even taken a con-
ciliatory attitude toward Moslems. Recently
the Pope assured the non-Catholic Christian
world of his purpose to clear away every HOPE OF ISRAEL MINISTRIES
obstacle blocking “Christian unity.” A pre- BIBLE
vious pope said, “We wish to assure you once CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
more of our purpose and hope to be able one TEST 8
day to remove every obstacle, every mis-
understanding, every hesitancy that still pre-
vents us from feeling fully ‘of one heart and Published at Arcadia, California by Hope
one soul’ in Christ, in His Church (Acts of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHO-
4:32)." VAH).
Protestant Evangelist Billy Graham
was reported saying he felt closer to some EDITOR AND DIRECTOR
Catholic traditions than “with some of the John D. Keyser
most liberal Protestants.”
Not only are many Protestant leaders TECHNICAL ADVISOR
beginning to make friendly gestures toward Sean C. Keyser
the Roman Catholic Church, but fundamen-
talist Billy Graham was quoted as saying: YOUR ENROLLMENT has been paid by
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Some will wonder, HOW could Billy
Graham make a statement like that? About Our Cover...
At the same time a prominent Jewish
rabbi called for greater cooperation and under- Pictured on our Test 8 cover is a composite of the
standing between conservative Protestants and cover photos used in the preceding four lessons.
the Jewish community. WHY IS such compro- Each picture is a reminder of the marvelous Bible
mise possible? Can you imagine the Messiah Truths you studied with each lesson.
beginning to compromise and get together
with the Pharisees?

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