June 7, 2000Greetings Brethren,The following fairly lengthy Update is entirely excerpted from our regular Member/Subscriber letter written yesterday.While I do not normally post this information on our website in an Update for everyone to view, I felt the material includedhere was a clear exception to this general policy. I hope everyone will read what is included here very carefully. Hopefully,you have already read the brief Update posted earlier this week dated June 5, 2000 (posted Monday night).
With this letter you will find my newest booklet entitled
Should You Join The Restored Church of God?
(Delays on my book
There Came a Falling Away
grew to be so many, since the writing of this book was completed, that I have actuallyfully finished two new booklets that you have now received before the bigger book has even gone to press.) This new booklet is being sent to everyone on our mailing list at the same time. I hope that everyone who receives it will read it verycarefully. Anyone who comes with us in the future will be asked to read this booklet carefully as they make their finaldecision regarding whether or not to come with RCG. You will notice that it is a fairly thorough checklist of all of the kindsof issues that people making this decision might be concerned with most. I have often said that we want everyone whocomes with us to understand exactly what they are committing to in their decision to do this. It is my hope that even all of those who are already members of RCG will carefully read this booklet (perhaps twice) and be able to clearly reaffirm their previous decision to come with us.
There Came A Falling Away
I have lost count of how many times that this book was just about to "go to the printer" or it would "soon be on its wayto you," etc. As mentioned above, seemingly endless delays have kept us from getting it to the printer on time. Mr. JimLeighty is working extremely hard to finish the book so that it can go to the printer, perhaps, as soon as tomorrow or thenext day. There is no question that Satan does not want this book to be released, and I suppose that all I can say, once again,is ‘I can hardly wait.’
[I have just been handed the fully formatted version of
There Came A Falling Away.
It may now, in fact, go to theprinter by tomorrow or Thursday just as suggested earlier in this letter! The printing process is expected to take upto three weeks.]"CDs, Compromise, Conflict & Conscience" Sermonette
Of course, by now all of you have heard this Sermonette. As I said in the cover letter, I could have said a great dealmore about why sending these CDs out would have been a terrible mistake. Not one member has raised objections and I amvery encouraged about that. You are all aware that a CD of Mr. Armstrong’s books, booklets and reprint articles incirculation at the time of his death is already under way. While this is a very special project, it is also an extremely large oneas well and will take a significant amount of time and effort to be able to do it properly. If we do it correctly, it will be a veryspecial treasure for all that wish to receive it. I’m sure that you all agree.I suppose it’s possible that some who came with us primarily "signed on" because of the "CD project." This number would certainly be very few but it is another clear reason why I felt it so very necessary to write the booklet included withthis letter. We have had people come with us for a variety of wrong reasons. While neither we nor people themselves canever know their own heart 100%, this booklet is our sincerest attempt to help them know why they wish to walk with us.It is at this point that you may wish to stop and read the website announcement dated June 5, 2000.
Website Difficulties & Changeover
Some of you must have by now noticed that our website still occasionally (erroneously) displays a reference for thosewho may still wish to order the "HWA CDs." Clicking on this location sends you to where you may order them. We have
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