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GOOD NEWS. Page Thres? trying: to hold on. I was talking to a man the -other day about the "Times. of -the Gentiles." , He was so en tirely uninformed on the subject 1;hat it was hard to get him to see anything. But I was trying to convince him how VERY PLAIN the Scripture proof is that God had marked off a cer tain number of years for the Gentile nations to rule the world. Of course the actual number was given in such a way as to keep it hidden until the "due time" for it to be known. but when you once get the full lorce 01 the argument you sim 1)1 v can't doubt it anv more. X W The number of years that the Gentiles were to rule the ..world io tvI a in It r oof IrvTurr oo 9Px?A years, and there are several con v verging lines of PROOF that this number is correct. Well. then, if the Gentiles were to rule the world for 2520 vears. the first thing for us to do is to find out when this per iod began. That is very sim ple. It was bound to be at the time when the Jewish nation, AS A NATION, ceased to exist. and we have plenty of evidence both in and out of the Bible that the Jewish nation finally went out of existence in 606 B. C. If you are traveling on a road and vou know where one mile gives out, you know that the next mile ateirts right there at the same -pkice where the first one ends. And so the 2520-year " period known as the 'Times of the Gentiles" started right there at 605 B.C. Having found out when the 2520 years started, it is a very Aarw matter to find out when they must end. Just take the 4505 years that were back oi tne hhh of Christ and subtract them from the whole number 2520, and the remainder will be 1914. So we see that the Times of the Gentiles positively -oniedin 1914-right where the ftreat War started. The very day that the war broke out -Aug. 1st, 1914 was the divid- mg line, ine ueuuic uawwuo ma a lptral ricrht to rule the world right up to that day, but xifrht there their lease oi power Rut the man I was talking to couldn't see the sense of my ar gument. A1 "Won v ho i inamrd. "if the Times of the Gentiles are fully out, how does it happen, that nrp still in rjower here near ly five years later? Why does not the new Israel Kingdom you talk so much about come in and toVo rnntrol " "Let me illustrate it to you this way," said I. "Suppose, you vurnd a h nn se that vou were not needing for yourself , and so you rented it to a man for SEVEN vi7. aps Th e vears were to be- J.UiuM n -r- J fVio first dav of January and end the last day of December seven years later. Well, during Vmo vPAra vour renter woum have undisputed possession of that house, ana you woum nave nr.- vi crht to trv to cret him out until the time was up. But you would have notified him that he j must move out and give posses- CI ub IN CLUBS OF FIVE OR MORE, The price Of Single SUbbCrlDtlohs to Jtttlf you will get several of your 1 ClUb Of flVA nr mnra a - w- w.w hi vuuo, juu uau Bij kui tuu paper ui t cents year. At the very low price we make, it is impossible to give premiums to ub-raiseri, but thousands of people enjoy getting up clubs for the fun of and to help out a Rood Cause. Vou will atHav t tnn nrtri vnn nro Vi orentr nvited to become a regular Club-raider. nto good hands, all they will cost you In sending in clubs, be SUra to .l&TAfnllv PomomVoii Vi wwi, b uame wmcu iuu&b pi&iu vo you in your own 1 Handwriting might not look so plain to a pereon who is not acquainted with rour handwriting. Therefore WRITE aave tne list typewritten, so much thr uuud NEWS is now going on nine years old. It has a large cir ulation in every state in the Union, nd it also goes to seveial foreign :ountries. It has long ago nassed the experimental stasra and has hAo.nma in established institution. Over 40.000 irrival each month. Send remittance by registered letter, eznreae or noatofilnn tnonav rder, and make all orders payable to - GOOD NEWS sion out. the very day his time was, Well, the time passed on, and of course you didn't try to kick him out before the time, be cause you had no right to do so. 15ut on the last day of the last year, when you expected him to get out, he still showed no signs of getting out. You went to him and reminded him that his time was up and you must have your house. But the renter got mad and swore he was not going to get out at all. He was going to stay right there. Then what would you do? You would have to call to your assistance the au thorities of the law and try to MAKE the man get out. An4 maybe fthat legal process ' would consume several months before you finally got the mari out. And during those months he would still be occupying your house. But that wouldn t change the fact that his time was LEGALLY out. He was occupying on YOUR time and not his own." Now that exactly illustrates this great world-situation. God gave the Gentiles a lease of pow er over the world for 2520 years just that long and no longer. And he had the contract all writ ten down in the Bible, notifying the Gentiles that they must not expect to stay m power any longer after their lease of 2520 years was out But when the lease was out (in 1914) the great Gentile nations were hav ing such a big time of it that they didn't want to give up. So they put their trust m big ar mies and navies, and just swore flat-down that they had the power and they were going to keep it. Then what did God do : He began to set the machinery in motion to MAKE the nations of the earth obey His will and get out. They put up a terrible fight against Germany and they thought that when Germany was whipped that would end it. But that didn't half-way end it, as they are now compelled to ad mit. They are now beginning to see other dangers ahead even more to be dreaded than Ger many was. And the thrones are still tottering and tumbling, and the doom of the nations is get ting so clear-cut and plain be fore every eye that it looks like even the great statesmen could ates. FIFTEEN CENTS A YEAR. GOOD NEWS Is 25 r.entn a. var.. friends to eo in with you and send in -11 1. 4i a ie a- If von can dfatrthntA nnmA aamnliia is to ask for them. write fianh hatha mnA AilrfrAta van -v. 1 i i j a VERY CAREFULLY. If possible to better. neonle are ArrW waitinir fnr ttn BOOMER, W. C. beerin to seft. - HPhtw an stiff v-1 eupying the places of tower. in a sense, out tney are occupying uii ib time, ana not meir own. FoiJss. 1 tell vou we iust as well admit it, for IT IS TRUE. THE GREAT MYSTERY UN VEILED. After careful consideration I have decided that I am making such slow progress in getting the "Great Mystery" story be- fore my readers that I might as well discontinue it. Owing to lack, of, space, the installments had 'to be so short that it was next to impossible for the reader to keep up interest in them.- It is a great and important sub- ject, but it is rather complicated, and when bitten off in such short bites the reader hardly gets a taste, and then he has to 1 , , "Hw .1U1 r?uw, ldSlf ana Dy tnat time ne nas iorgot - ten what the other tast about. A person needs to read the story right straight along in order to keep the connection and grasp me meaning oi it. inere- book form. Many books have been written on the subiect. but I think the one I have been quoting from (by William A Redding) is about the plainest and easiest understood of any. You carr get this book, The VJ1COV lUJOUCiJ U11VC11CU, UJ Peekskiil. N. Y. We are scared half to death for fear the spark of Bolshe- vism win eaten ana name up nere m America, mere is dan ger, but why? The answer is, the living conditions of the poor working people. The remedy? Give the workers here a square deal and a chance to live decent- ly, and you couldn't DOG them into Bolshevism. But iust let matters drift from bad to Worse liL-a fViov Viqtt Koan Ar-f finer with no consideration shown for the welfare of the workers, and vnn will soo AtyioviVq cwATif hv a tidflJ wave of Bolshevism, m .T V UA. T W AAA kVVW A. Alii VA. AWM U If W 1- V J spite of all your Overman com mittees. CUT OUT THE PREJUDICE. So nae folks are so hide-bound and prejudiced toward their old- established views that nothing in in tie world( can change them." They seem to think it would be an awf til sin to change their views about anything, even though con vinced that they had, been wrong. D;ey prefer to go on in a way that they know to be wronur rather than to acknowledge their . j :,v 4- m slak? and gefc nht' But that's not me. If I know my own heart, I am entirely free from prejudice. But it was not always so. I used to be just as hide-bound a Baptist as you could find in forty states. I swallowed all that unreasonable dope about t.he immortal soul, going to heaven when you die. eternal torment.. and all the rest of it. Whv? Sim- py because I had been raised thai wa anH h9iin,, rof Kon frt Atx " . " . fe w "v thinking for myself. However, when I. did get my thinker lo working, I soon discov ered that the ready-made creeds wouldn't do to depend on. Right there ended my creed-worship, and rteht there Degan my search l9r something both sensible and satisfying. To this good day I nave not found any man nor any set of men tnat 1 am willing to follow all the way through. Some Dave one truth and some another, DUt a1 nave a lot of error mixed along with it. To feel absolutely f ree m my mental and spiritual ,ife and to form my own opinions and change hem when they need changing that is my method now The wise man chancres, but the fool never does. I am going to i , v j. edlfc tms PaPer to day according to tne YGrf oet light 1 have to- day, while I keep right on trying to get better hg t tomorrow. This old world u moving thege days, and a stationary creed is out of l"ate. I Now, mister, rl you've got UACauwi uwriUib w I travel with old Pearson along this road aheadL The mam PPose of Good News is to emphasize some of the old truths that the modern "sky- pilot' ' has outgrown and forgot- f n STATEMENT of the ownership, management, cir culation, etc., required by the act of 24 1912 of Good New8 Pub" lishf d monthly at Boomer N-- for APru Jyia: rmwr, axanagiDg airor, ous.mgr.. I run r tuu r w Publisher and Bole Owner James li. I Pearson, Boomer, N. 0. (Signed) j amiss l. person. Sworn to and subscribed before m uie xm uay oi Apr., Asa E. 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