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Plain Truth 1963 (Vol XXVIII No 07) Jul_w

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LeroyNeff
Gerhard
O.
Marx
CrossCattle "Inyourarticleoncattleyougive RedPollsasanaturalbreed,butthe
World
Book
gives
themasacross
be
rweenH
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edNorfolkandPolledSuf
folk.I'mnottryingtojustfindone littlestatementwrong,butwondered ifwe'velookedatitwron
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ObreedsJUStbecause theyareintwodifferentcountiesisa littlemisleading.Theancientcattleof
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olkandSuffolkcountiesinEng land,fromwhichRedPollsdescended,
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wereallof onegeneraltype,exceptthatsomewere hornedandsomepolled,justasHere
fordsaretoday.RedPollsdescended
fromthepolledstockofborhcounties. Theyarenorcrossbreeds.Their
hardi
ness,gentleness,andgoodproductionof
qualitymeatandmilk
arestrongargu mentsfortheirpurity.Godhadgood reasonforstressingtheneedfor
purity
in
every
aspectofourlives.Purityis
goodforus.It
bring
sforthgoodfruits.
In
The
D
ark
"Thereference
to
Dextercattlein Mr.Robinson'sarticleonthe'CrisisIn Farming'provedveryinteresting
to
me.
I
haveinquiredofeveryonearoundhere thatIthoughtmightknowwherethey could
be
seen,orpurchased,andali weremoreinthedarkthan
I.
ThismorningIcalledtheStateExperiment Station.Themansaid'Dexrersarefrom thecoastofEurope,asmallbreed, grownmainlyasacuriosityintheU.S: Therearenobreedersoftheminthe Northwestthatheknowsof;theyhave agenetichealthproblem,hesai
d:
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Mrs.
L.
Puyallup,Washington
Dextersarefrom
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ntyKerryand theBerehavenpeninsulainCounty
Cork,inIreland.IntheU.S.theyare
usedprimarilyasfamilymilkcows,but alsoascommercialdairycows,asfoster mothersforadoptingcalvesofother dairybreeds,and-becauseoftheirex-
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Reader'sDigest
"CertainlyIwantcocontinue
The
PLAINTRUTH.
Wh
ateverIamdoing
whenacopycomeshas
CO
waittillI've readicthrough.Later,Igobackwith
myBi
ble-
studyandcheckandreyto
thinkitthrough.Manythingsarenot whatI'vebeentaught.Ihavechanged mybeliefsonmanythings.Ihavethe
Reader']Digest,
LOOK
andothers,but norhingcanaproachthewayyoutie
it
alltogether.Youhavesentthemagazine fortwoyeatsandeverycopyisfiledin anotebookwiththeyearnored.Every copyisdatedandtheleadarticleslisted onthefronrsoteachingonanysubject
isquickly,available."
"
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Florence,Kentucky Intensely
Int
erested
"Acopyofyourmagazine,
The
PLAIN
TRUTH,
cameintomy
handsrecently
andIamintenselyinterested.Asfaras Iknow,noneoftheorthodoxchurches printanythingofitskind.Thematters youdiscussarethingsofwhichnoone shouldbeignorant.Iristhekindof magazineforwhichIhavelongbeen
looking."Really
Gets
Around
"Mycopynf
The
PLAINTRUTH
comesfromaneighbourwhogetsit
fromafriendwhogets
it
fromafriend.
I
pass
it
on
CO
a
friendofminewho
passes
it
on.Inallthepassingsthe magazineshowsverylittlewearandis
stillgoodformanymorereadings.The originalowner,whomIdonotknow,is nowgoing
to
liveintheSouthandso
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you
besokindastoforwardme
The
PLAINTR
UTH
?Itwillbeforwarded
onjustthesame:'
\X'oman
Queensland,
Australia
If
eachpersonrequestedhis
oton
freesubscription,thenyoucouldall keepyourowncopiesfor
re-reading
later!Readthefollowing
lerter
asasample.
 
Julr,1963
Tbe
PLAINTR
UTH
PageI
In
ThisIssue:
What
OurReaders
Say
.InsideFront
Cover
S
MEoftheteachingsintheBible arealittlehard-forrheaverage thinkingmind
to
understand.Jamestellsus
to
coumitalljoywhen trials,ordeals,reverses,besetus.
Troubles
aJOY?That'sprettyhard
to
accept,isn'tit?And,fortheaverageperson,a lotharder
to
pUtintopractice.Fewfindanypleasure,letaloneJOY, inrheobstaclesandtroublesrbeyencoun ter.YetthisBiblicalteachingsayswe oughtso
to
Countthem.Thereisa
reason,
although
few
understandit. InoneofthePsalmsyou'llreadthat therighteousaregoing
to
have
to
bear
mall
)'
afflictions.But,itpromises,the Eternalwilldeliverus
Out
ofthemall
if
webelieveandtrustHim! Again,itisthrough
milchtribulation
thatwemusrentertheKingdomof God.\
XfHY
?There'sareason! NowconsideranotherBiblicalreach inghardforsome
to
understand.SeveralmonthsagoIwroteanarticle, nowavailableinbookletform,
"lFhatDoYou
Mean-BORN
AGAJN?"Inthe fifthchapterofEphesiansyoufinda husband-wiferelationshippicturedas corresponding
to
ChristandtheChurch. Scripturalteachingassuresusthat,at Hiscoming,Christisgoing
to
marry
theChurch.AlsotheScripturesteach thattheChurchwill,atHiscoming,be
born
ofGod,byaresurrectionofall whohavedied,andtheinstantaneous conversionfrommortal
to
immortalofthosethenliving(ICorinthians15:5
53).
Soonemanreasons:Couldafull grown
MAN
marryaninfantgirlbaby,
JUSt
born?
If
thoseintheChurchare
to
be
JU
Stthen
born
ofGod,howcantheymarryChristbeforetheygrowup?This,
tOO,
seemsdifficultforsome
to
comprehend,YettheanswertoJames' reach
ing-the
UNDERSTANDING
ofwhatJamesreallymeans,isalsotheanswer
to
thisseeminginconsistency.Thereisathirdseeminginconsistency, hardforsome
to
understand.SomemonthsagointhiscolumnIexplained how,contrary
to
thethinkingofmany, aChristian
may-and
t
OO
oftendoe
s
actuallycommitsin
after
heiscon verrcd.He
sb
osld
110t,
ofcourse,But toooftenhedoes,andstillremainsa Christian.
The
trueexplanationof James'teaching,firstmentionedabove, isalsotheexplanationofthisexperience.
So
let'sunderstnndt
'
''(TH
Ywereweborn,inthefirstplace? \
Xf
hatistherealPURPOSEofhuman life?GodAlmightytheCreatorisre producingHimself!Astrulyaswe mortalhumanshavebeengivenpower
to
reproduceourselves
-to
bringforrh progenyinourownimage,bornwith ourverynature-s-evensotheGreatGod isbringingforthsonsin
His
image,bornwithHisverydivinenature! TheveryP
URPO
SEofourexistence isthatwebebegottenasGod'schildren, andbecomeB
OR
NofHim. Andhumanreproductionisthevery typeofspiritualreproduction.What Godcreatedatthetimedescribedin thefirstchapterofGenesiswasa
physical
creation.You'llfindnothing spiritualthere.Inphysicalman,made ofthedustof[heground,Godcreated the
MATER
I
AL
with
u-bicb
Hemaymould,shape,form,andcreatethe SP
IR
I
TUAL
being.Hepicturesusasthe clay,HimselfasthePotter
-f
ormingusintothespiritualimageofH
is
designing. Nowhumanreproduction,Isay,pic ruresspiritualreproduction.Eachhu man,sinceAdamandEve,starredfrom atinyegg,calledanovum,thesizeofa
pinpo
int.Itwasproducedinthe
body
ofthemother.
The
eggis
incomplete,
ofitself.
It
hasalifeofonlyabout48 hours,according
to
someauthorities.Unlessfertilizedbyrhelife-givingsperm cellfromthehumanfatherwithinthat limitedlifetime,itdies. Eachhuman,spirituallyspeaking,is likeanegg.Theaveragehumanlife timeissaid
to
be70years.Adamwas created
incomplete,
andeachofuswas
BOR
NINCO
MPL
ETE-thatis,wewere
Personal
from
theEditor1
Official
Report-
De
Gaulle
Builds
Nuce/or
TestBase
in
Pacific3
"And
WhenYou
See
The
ABOMINATION
"_.._
5
Now
Reveoled-
TheFolsePr
ophet
of
Revelation
9
The
Autobiography
of
Herbert
W.
Armstrong
13
Are
We
ReallyCivi/ized?15
Radio
log
,20
The
Gosp
el
in
the
Old
Testament
..
25
TheEvolution
of
the
Th
eor
y
of
Evo/ution
29
TheBible
Story
33
ShortQuestionsfrom
our
Reoders..43
How
YouCanFinda
GoodJab
....
45
THECOVER
Aclose-upofthelateP
ope
JohnXXIII. outsidetheChurchofCanadianMartyrs inRome
shortlybefore
hisfatalillness. Thepeoplesoftheworldwaittosec whatsignificantchangeshissuccessor willmake.
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