author sends forth this book with the hope that it may open a newworld to its readers. The prominence given to the Church in the Wildernessin the Scriptures establishes without argumentation the existence of suchan organization, and emphasizes its importance.Appealing for attention to this thrilling theme, the writer has sought tobring together in a comprehensive view the forceful, even if at timesapparently disjointed, narrative of the Church in the Wilderness indifferent countries. The cumulative character of the historical proof will beclear to the seeker after truth. Supported by the many converging lines of evidence, the author believes that he has opened new doors into the realmof history in which the providence of God has a most prominent place.While the author has used a great number of original sources, he has alsoentered into the labors of many scholars and writers who have gone beforehim. From both these original and secondary sources he has sought tofashion this study. It is his aim that this information will be of value inpointing out present-day deceptions and in revealing the way to meetmany insidious teachings. He attempts to make clear man’s present dutyin terms of world history.Confident that this book will reveal a new story and throw strong light onthe history of God’s people, the author presents this volume. He ferventlyprays that the promised latter rain of the Holy Spirit will use these pagesto enlighten others so that they may share the blessing promised to thosewho live victoriously in the closing scenes of earth’s history.