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Course Preview Hope of Israel BIBLE Correspondence Course 11

Let us now refer to a unique and striking HAD OUR LAST CHANCE. If we will not
statement made by the late General of the Army, devise some greater and more equitable system,
Douglas MacArthur, in regard to the chaotic our ARMAGEDDON WILL BE AT OUR
international situation. DOOR. THE PROBLEM BASICALLY IS
When he was relieved of his command in THEOLOGICAL and INVOLVES a spirit of
Korea and ordered to return to this country by recrudescence and IMPROVEMENT OF
former President Truman, GENERAL HUMAN CHARACTER that will synchronize
MACARTHUR made a historic ADDRESS with our almost matchless advances in science,
before the assembled Congress of the United art, literature and all the material and cultural
States. In that dramatic speech, he made some developments of the past 2000 years.
pointed statements which revealed the depth of “IT MUST BE OF THE SPIRIT IF WE
his understanding. ARE TO SAVE THE FLESH.”
He said: “I know war as few other men Let us scrutinize these remarkable
now living know it, and nothing to me -- and statements.
nothing to me is more revolting...Men since the Although he was one of the greatest and
beginning of time have sought peace...Military most successful generals of our time, MacArthur
alliances, balances of power, Leagues of believed that -- in war -- WE HAVE HAD OUR
Nations, all in turn failed, leaving the only path LAST CHANCE!
to be by way of the crucible of war. THE UTTER Both of these men knew that the ONLY
HUMAN ANNIHILATION -- is a renewing of
Former president of the United States, Dwight D. man’s SPIRIT -- A CHANGING of man’s
Eisenhower, spoke fearfully of man’s power to basically evil nature, a rebuilding of man’s
make war. CHARACTER.

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Some men may sincerely want to do
right, but they do not know the WAY to peace.
They are honestly SINCERE, but honestly
WRONG. As Solomon was inspired to write:
“There is a way that seemeth RIGHT unto a
man, but the end thereof are the ways of
DEATH" (Proverbs 16:25).
YEHOVAH God reveals that the
normal, carnal WAY that human beings wish to
go ends up in DEATH. People deceive
themselves by thinking there is no SPECIAL
danger right now -- that the world has ALWAYS
been like this.
This is true -- IN PART. Human nature
HAS always been like this. Carnal man has
ALWAYS brought DEATH and
DESTRUCTION into the world. However,
remember that Paul said, “Evil men and

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