The editors of this issue are listed as Roderick Meredith, Richard Ames, Wallace Smith, Robert Taylor, Stuart Wachowitz and Adam West.
This issue has a circulation of 423,000 issues.
Roderick Meredith has a personal article insisting that mainstream Christian churches are wrong.
Meredith also has an article scare mongering that (LCG's) God will soon afflict the world with weather related catastrophes. While dwelling on that topic he insists that HWA could accurately predict the future.
Soon after I joined Herbert Armstrong in preaching and writing in The Plain Truth magazine about these prophecies, they began to occur! My wife and I were sent to Britain in the autumn and winter of 1956, and it was right then that the Suez Canal was taken away from Britain! The Suez Canal was one of the most important “sea gates” in the world at the time—and you can read about the powerful impact the loss of that canal had on the British Empire in our article “The Suez Crisis: 60 Years On,” right here in this issue. In the years immediately following that, most of the other “sea gates” began to be taken away as well: the Strait of Hormuz, the Bab el-Mandeb, the Simonstown Base—controlling the tip around South Africa—and the Strait of Malacca—controlling vast numbers of ships going through areas in the Far East. Then, President Jimmy Carter virtually “gave away” the Panama Canal—the only major sea gate controlled by America! (pp. 5-6.)In fact HWA made numerous false prophecies that failed to come to pass. Meredith fails to mention that from 1953 onward HWA taught that the Great Tribulation would begin in 1972 with Christ returning in 1975.
Winston Gosse has a little article exploiting the memory of Alexander Graham Bell.
Richard Ames has an article giving advice on having a happy marriage.
The Q and A discusses Satan being the ruler of the world until Christ's return.
John Meakin discusses the Suez Crisis of 1956 in which Britain and France went to war with Egypt for economic reasons, namely to get the canal from the government of the land through which the canal was built through. It is insinuated that the United States' opposition to this military attack for the canal helped prompt the creation of the European Economic Community with the Treay of Rome of 1957.
Wallace Smith condemns Christmas, HWA plagiarized this doctrine from the Jehovah's Witnesses. This doctrine has the effect of isolating followers from mainstream society thus making them easier to make them socially dependent on the group.
Sheldon Monson has an article telling young people to live lives of righteousness (as defined by LCG's leaders).
Douglas Winnail has a little article insisting that mainstream Christianity is illegitimate.
Michael Heykoop has a little article insisting that the web of supposed events that LCG has long insisted will soon occur is about to happen.
There is a blistering red morning sky. The signs are there to see, but they cannot be interpreted properly without the context of God’s Holy Scriptures—the Bible. The signs are pointing to a gathering storm that would destroy mankind entirely, were it not for the prophesied return of Jesus Christ to set the world in order! Wake up! (p. 30.)Stuart Wachowitz has an article describing the grip of the gecko.
Gary Ehman has a little article calling upon readers to be thankful.
There are letters. Here's one letter from Florida.
From my heart to yours—I’m not an educated person. What I like about your study course is that I can do it in my home at the time I choose. In your letter, you thanked me for my interest in the Bible Study Course. It is I, and people like me, who should thank you and your staff for their time, hard work and energy to make it available.Here's one letter from California from a woman who thanks them for helping strengthen her relationship with her mother.
I have been receiving your magazines for a couple of months now, and I love them! Especially the section titled, “Tomorrow’s Youth.” I am struggling with my relationship with my mother. But whenever we sit down and read your magazine or booklets, we calm down and sometimes even laugh and talk to each other, just as mothers and daughters are supposed to. Thank you!Here's one letter from Virginia from a person thanking LCG for not asking for money.
I love your broadcast. It’s also great to see a ministry on TV that does not try to guilt people into sending in money.If only this person knew that LCG members are required to pay three tithes as part of the obligations of membership within LCG.
And so we see that LCG's leaders have made yet another recruitment issue to try and gt more tithes paying members for their organization.