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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
threaten the very extinction of the human race within
the present living generation. These conditions and
facts are indeed mysteries that have remained unsolved
and now need to be explained.
I have traveled over the four quarters of this globe
we call earth.
I
have rubbed shoulders with the rich and
the very poor and those in between.
I
have visited with
captains of industry, emperors, kings, presidents and
prime ministers.
I
have rubbed shoulders with and come
to know the totally illiterate and poverty-stricken poor.
I
have seen this world firsthand at close range as have
only the very few.
And through this long and pulsating eventful life
I
have asked myself many questions that were deep
mysteries to me, and remain unanswered and unex–
plained mysteries to the world as a whole.
When
I
was five, my father said
I
was going
to
be a
Philadelphia lawyer when
I
grew up, because
I
was
always asking so many questions about so many things.
I
wanted to
UNDERSTAND.
I
craved
UNDERSTANDING.
King
Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, desired
wisdom, and God gave him wisdom above all others.
After so many years
I
realize now that the same God has
given me the
UNDERSTANDING
of life's deepest mysteries
that remain an enigma in most minds.
How did all this happen?
I
was reared in a
Protestant church until the age of 18, but I never heard
these plaguing questions explained in church.
If
the
Bible reveals the answers, why so many denominations
of Christianity and so much disagreement as to what the
Bible says?
But who can understand the Bible?
I
certainly never
had understood it. And even if one does, can one believe the
Bible? Does it speak with any authority? That question
puzzled me and is the mystery to be cleared up in this
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