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it around. Sendin o bis club. f$?ivel cx 11 (formerly the, pool-killer) -fv--'. VOLUME 9 WHAT IS "NORMAL," ANY HOW? I find that a considerable num ber of the "stand-patters" N are expecting the world to gradually et back, into its old channels and run on just like it did before the war. "Get back normalf as they express it. And the think that nothing can be "nor mal" unless it is just like it was before. They seem to entirely lose sight of - the fact that the World is continually changing, and that it never backtracks it ejf . This has , been true to some extent. alV through the aires, Tsui it is even; more ttuq to-day. iFor six thousand years we1 moved very slowly; and it too us, a loner , time to oass a driven point But having, once got Pi iv,vwe never went pacK to For almost the entire six thousand years the world trav- lled at an ox-cart gait. But now, please: yer honor, it, is travelling at: (electric speed. Whereas it used to" take thousands of years l:p.iUh:'"'.Qhe "nornti" condition and enter another one, the same distance can how be covered in a very few years. Te length of time we stay in any one r)lace dr condition" 6f so ciety is in exact inverse ratio to the speed at which we are travelling. And having passed a thing, we never go back to it. The condi tions that obtained before the war were "normal" then, but they will never be- "normal" any more. We have used those things and left them behind, arid we will never go back to them. : After the water has turned the mill, it never turns THAT mill any more. But the same water may go on and turn ANOTHER mill. " And so the old conservative and stand-pat folks who are ex pecting us to get back to pre war conditions and stay there are in line for a mighty big sur prise. They might just as reas onably ask the giant oak to crawl back into the acorn or the grown man to become a little boy again. The "scare-word" of the plute press used to be "Socialism." Now it Is "Bolshevism." It gets a little wusser all the time. It ia absolutely necessary for me to repeat from time to time a good many things that I say, in order to emphasize them. :jOne light tap on the head won-1 kill a bear, it takes hard licks and of ten repeated. It is the same way with getting the truth into the noggin of the average person. BOOMER NORTH CAROLINA, MARCntim THE FORD PHILOSOPHY And our friend. Henry Ford . has started a paper. Or rather, he has bought and overhauled one that was already started. The Dearborn Independent, Dearborn, Mich:, was just a local sheet, but Henry Ford touched it with his magic wand, and it suddenly became a national in stitution; The sleepy little post office at Dearborn has had to wake up. v r"; Of course Henry has a hired ditqiv and :1k1b set aside one page as' his; very i'-an3 qn ttiat pkte each week he pfcintis MsowhXidiaU , arid opinions about; things in general. And it is sirnphr won norm i rnir n tul way: he: has of going af tcz ; things. You wouldn't -think j that" a mechanical ' arid business genius wouia pe inucft or a writer, but you" w;urhave to make an exception in the case of H enry Ford. : From a purely human and ma- xenai standpoint, the' clearest thinker and the soundest reason- er in America to-day is nobody out Jtienry Ford, : Of course I don't? suppose Henry takes any stock in v the Bible prophecies. So far as I have noticed he has not men tioned that: subject. Like so many others, he expects us to have a man-made Millennium some of these days right away. In which he will be disappoint ed, of course. But I can rav this much for Henry if it were possible lor man's ideas and plans to bring the Millennium, Henry's ideas and plans would stand about the best chance of any. And remember this : Ford is not an idle dreamer. Ha is not visionary and impractical. He has used . iiis ideas in his own business and has made a wonder ful success. He has proven that they will work when given a chance 'The Ford Philosophy extended to the whole world is just what the world needs. But the reason the Ford Philo sophy cannot be applied to the whole world just yet is because of the inborn selfishness and meanness of human nature. Ford can apply his philosophy in his own business because he can control his own business, but he cannot apply it to the whole world unless he could control the whole world. ' - Some of these days pretty soon there will come a Ruler who can control the entire world and compel it to do "as he says and - ' ' " ' i ' then the Ford Philosophy, with many improvements, will be put into operation everywhere. That will be the Good Time we are looking for, and it isn't very far off. HAS GOD GOT A "PLAN?" .The average religious person of these days has a very com mon habit of speaking of "God's eternal plan," or "God's divine plan," and-yet when you sound thesecpeople light dowii to the bottom: they dont actually be lieve that God' has any ""plan." They ; seem to. think that r the whole mighty universe is just drifting alqng hap-hazard so far as Wd iscohcerned; and lattMANdoes an tmigplatf .arinr ouVplaiis. - inuw or course man xlliNlvS eisdomir it alL hiTfc WS? :r ink you will find, if vou InnV Jn careully enough, that tffltJ&MJ&m's1-bg boasfing fhere stands a DIVINjE ORDER W jauses even the, wraths mail to hpnor it. Nations; cari rise into power, and as quickly xiui mtp qecay, ivien can be come great and sway the multi- wuues, put .neiTtner men nor na tion ban' do any of these thing's without f ollowiricr out that God decided on before the world was. God has made his program big enough to give man all the room he heeds for exer cising his own free will in every thing he does;, but s,till that di vine program hems him in like a, fence and he can't get out. In the long run everything that man does must shape itself to fit the divine plan. Yes, God has a plan and an order for everything. He has given us in the Bible a complete outline of the whole program from thesheginning to end. The Bible is just full of numbers and dates and periods of time, all set down with almost mathematical certainty, when you once learn how to look for them. But the average oerson who claims to familiar with the Bible is entire ly ignorant of all those things. Ninety-nine Dreachers out of a hundred don't even know that such things are in the Bible. They don't even have any sort oi comprehension of the wonder ful "type" idea that runs likp a silver cord through the Book, making it possible to figure out many thinsrs that have alwavs been considered "hidden." Al most every act, circumstance or event in the Patriarchal and Jewish ages was a type of some- tmng to come later. You will notice that man v things con cerning the lives: and doings of the Patriarchs are told in such minute" detail that it seems al most as dry as reading a govern" HUUBEH 5. meut report, iou almost go to sleep trying to read it. You wonder what in the world was the use of putting in all that stuff. But when you catch the idea that all those little details go to make up the "types" of something to follow in a later Age, then you wake up and go to takirig interest- in it. When you Jeam how to figure out the meaning of one type it gives you wic ivc to several more, ana you can go oh that way till you get; the whole divine plan workiSI1 out " .;' -r I But if f you expect to work it out ana srei; any sense to it, yoa will first haveo "get away from e oH-creeds; foi4 they don't M ifcatialL r r- Expiration Notice. It you nee the Words, Yonr Snb fipription Has Expiedf, stamped ia red irk over this notice, it Jtwt means W- i.yu nave not lately sent in j.wx -rtti, meu jour lime 18 out, But if bo HAVE een ih your rei newal, then pay no attention, to thei, rubber stamp notice, as it refers only tp your OLD, subscription The re-1 newal that you tiaVe sent ill bring tae paper right on. Please send in your renewal very promptly, if you have net already done so, and, send along with it aa many new ones as you can. Once more let me remind you that the things you lock ahead to are never like you think they are going to be. You can read a de scription of a place you have, never seen, and you, think you know just how it looks. But when you really see the place with yoar own eyes it will hardly resemble the mental picture you had form-; ed of it. And that is just the way it will be with the future events that the Bible tells about. They will be so different from the coal men conception of them that they will scarcely be recognized when they come. The Last Trumpet, the Judgment Day, and all these tnings, will probably be nearlv over before the people realize what is happening. You can generally tell pretty, well how much truth anv rpliJ gious doctrine has in it by watching to see what sort people take up with it. If the big rich and prominent people and leaders of the land take it up and helD snread it vnn Kf. ter let that alone. But if it's mostly the poor common folks that accent it then if all right. "But the poor heard ffcm gladly.? And they do yet.