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Monthly Letter, November 2013

Restoring Original Christianity—for Today!

Christian Biblical Church of God

Post Office Box 1442
Hollister, California 95024-1442

Fred R. Coulter,

November 14, 2013

Dear Brethren,

The United States of America is in the clutches of the most corrupt, deceptive and destructive government program in the history of the republic—Obamacare! There is no question that the massive lies about the alleged benefits of this "healthcare program" have been perpetrated by Obama himself, his administration, the majority of the Democratic Party, and most of the mainstream media. What is absolutely clear is this: If Obamacare is fully implemented, no one will escape the oppressive tentacles of this government healthcare straight jacket—enforced by the Internal Revenue Service.

For the past five years, many politicians, doctors and economists have been giving dire warnings about the consequences of this plan. According to experts, Obamacare will result in a totaldowngrade in healthcare services—to third-world quality. Moreover, it will result in the near total loss of freedom for all Americans.

Overall, Obamacare will be instrumental in bringing about the greatest economic devastation in the history of this nation! Because of the multiple trillions of dollars needed to implement and run Obamacare—which would add greatly to our soaring national debt—the program could very well be the final blow bringing about the total collapse of the dollar—thus, breaking the pride of our power! When that happens, there is no question that the global economy will spin out of control—engulfing the entire world an immense depression. All of the economic precursors to a U.S. monetary collapse are on our doorsteps. No one knows when the dominos will start falling; but when they do, it will mean rapid, near total economic devastation.

Beginning in 1995, I have given warnings every year that these perilous economic times would come, resulting in the collapse of the dollar. Here are two excerpts from letters I wrote five and ten years ago, in 2009 and 2004.

From 2009: "Coming Single Global Currency: The nations of the world are worried that the U.S. dollar will soon collapse and have no value whatsoever—leaving them holding trillions in worthless treasury bonds, other governmental debt obligations, real estate mortgages, and commercial loans. As a result, many of the world's central bankers are now calling for a new global currency to replace the U.S. dollar as the reserve currency for world trade and global banking. Since its inception in October of 2008, the G-20—an organization of the world's 20 central banks representing 98 percent of financial institutions worldwide—has been working on a plan to coordinate international banking regulations. This new financial regulatory system would be overseen by an international committee connected to the UN, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The latter two would probably be merged to form a new World Central Bank.

"Once the new world banking regulations are in place and working for a time, the next logical step is a single global currency. Perhaps G-20 finance ministers have already been working on a plan to replace the dollar with a new global currency. Why else are the leaders of China, France, Russia and other countries now openly calling for a world currency? While most finance ministers agree that there is at present no currency capable of replacing the U.S. dollar, the world is clearly headed for a single global currency.

"Amazingly, while all of this is happening right under our noses, only a few people are warning of what is coming. Last year, on October 25, 2008, right after the G-20 was formed, I gave a sermon on the coming global monetary system. Because of the frenzied spending plans and the obscene, reckless borrowing of over ten trillion dollars by the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress—coupled with the deterioration of the dollar due to the Federal Reserve monetizing the nation's debt by printing money—it now looks like a global currency may come sooner rather than later. Even U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said in an interview at the Council of Foreign Relations that he was 'open to the suggestions' of a single world currency, as called for by the head of China's Central Bank.

"While the situation in America is quite precarious, the economic woes are worse in the UK and in many parts of Europe. In fact, nearly every nation of the world is affected by the worldwide economic recession/depression. Undoubtedly, things will continue to worsen; in time, a global crisis of immense proportions will engulf all nations; everyone will be broke. Once the nations are exhausted by economic ruin—suffering simultaneously from pestilence, drought, wars and famine—they will be more than willing give up their sovereignty and their national currencies as they enthusiastically accept a new global currency. Once this occurs, a tremendous economic boom will undoubtedly develop, which will only convince the nations that they did the right thing.

"World government will be the next step—which will develop into the final 'Beast' of Revelation 13 and 17. Consider this: Once a world government is in place with a single currency and global taxation, it is only a matter of time before advances in technology make it possible for the 'Mark of the Beast' to be imposed on an unsuspecting world. Undoubtedly, this 'mark' will be voluntary at first and the majority will willingly embrace it. With events unfolding as they are today, it appears that just such an end-time scenario will occur." (End of excerpt.)

Back in December of 2004, before the publication of The Holy Bible In Its Original Order, I wrote this about the coming collapse of the U.S. economy—which is now taking place!

"Dear Brethren,

"I am writing this important letter to you because of the rapid decline of the U.S. dollar in the United States and around the world. We are literally witnessing prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes.

"For the past couple of years, the value of the dollar has declined dramatically. In fact, since this summer it has fallen by nearly 40 percent. (The value of the dollar today as compared to 1940 is a mere 3 cents.) This is wrecking great havoc on the international trading market and on other nations because they hold trillions of dollars of our government, business and personal debt. Most people do not realize it, but the United States owes nearly $45 trillion (some experts say more). This has caused the price of everything to rise dramatically. What has happened to the price of oil recently, though the prices now appear to be falling, is just a foretaste of what we will be facing in the future.

"In 1980 the United States was a creditor nation—the nations of the world owed us money. However, in 25 years all that has changed. Today, we are the greatest debtor nation the world has ever seen. Now it appears the nations of the world are ready to begin taking action against the USA—which will also affect the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

"At the present time, however, it is most difficult for them to act; if they pull the plug and start cashing out their trillions of dollars of our debt, this will cause their own economies to collapse. So at the present time the nations of the world are stuck with the declining dollar and the tremendous loss of value of their dollar holdings. No one knows how much longer we can hold out, but a major drastic dollar adjustment and decline is about to come upon us. If a depression does not hit us, we will be faced with runaway inflation. Either way, it will affect everyone!

"God prophesied that the nations of Israel would suffer these calamities for rejecting Him and not keeping His commandments. In Deuteronomy 28 God lays bare this coming economic upheaval: 'The stranger dwelling among you shall get up above you very high, and you shall come down very low. He shall loan to you, and you shall not loan to him. He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

" 'And all these curses shall come on you, and shall pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. And they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed forever. Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies which the Lord shall send against you in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in the want of all things. And he shall put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you…. And he shall besiege you within all your gates until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down throughout all the land. And he shall besiege you within all your gates throughout all your land which the Lord your God has given you' (Deut. 28:43-48, 52).

"Economic disaster will occur first, probably in several stages. We need to understand the times in which we are living and not get caught 'asleep at the wheel.' On the Sabbath of December 4, I gave a sermon on the coming economic tribulation. I read excerpts from Larry Bates' book, The New Economic Disorder—Our Economy in the End Times (Charisma House; ISBN 0-88419-383-7). If you want to order a copy for yourself, you can call the publisher at 1-800-599-5750; the cost is $7.99 plus $3.95 shipping. It is also available in many Bible bookstores for $9.95.


Brethren, we need to be wise and prepare as best we can given our individual circumstances. God instructs us: 'A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the thoughtless plow ahead and are punished' (Prov. 22:3).

"I am not a financial advisor, so I cannot tell you what to do. You have to make your own decisions—in faith, trusting God to guide you. But I can tell you that the most important thing you can do first is to get out of debt as much as possible (except for your housing). Above all, remain faithful to God in your tithes and offerings so He can bless you according to His promises: ' "Bring all the tithes into the treasure house, so that there may be food in My house. And prove Me now with this," says the Lord of hosts, "to see if I will not surely open the windows of heaven for you, and pour out a blessing for you, until there is not enough room to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and it shall not destroy the fruit of your ground; nor shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field," says the Lord of hosts' (Mal. 3:10-11). Again, as Paul wrote: 'For God is able to make all grace abound toward you so that in every way you may always have sufficiency in all things, and may abound unto every good work' (II Cor. 9:8)." (End of excerpt.)

Here is just one of many recent reports on the U.S. economy—this one quoting economist JimSinclair. Source: Greg Hunter's (revised), November 2013.

Annihilation of U.S. Dollar Coming

Renowned gold expert Jim Sinclair says financial calamity is just around the corner for America. Sinclair contends, "We are facing the annihilation of currency. We are facing the shift of America as the leading and most influential nation of the world to some form of banana republic…. If it wasn't for food stamps, we would be facing long lines of people waiting for free food."For gold, everything hinges on the U.S. dollar, and Sinclair says, "I think the dollar gets hammered. I believe we are headed for hyperinflation."One of the many black swans, according to Sinclair, is the possible abandonment of the U.S. dollar by Saudi Arabia. If Saudi Arabia stopped selling oil only in U.S. dollars, what would that do to the buying power of the buck? Sinclair says gasoline would be "$10 a gallon very soon, without a doubt."

Sinclair predicts retirement funds and bank deposits are going to be taken by the government. How much of your money could you lose? Sinclair says, "In Cyprus, it was a total of 83%.... Cypress is the blueprint, and it's what we are going to experience here in the United States."Sinclair, who has just accepted the position as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the establishment of the Singapore Gold Exchange, says, "The exchange will trade physical gold only and not future gold…. You have to make delivery." [This means] there will be no naked short selling or manipulation of this new market. Sinclair says, "This will emancipate gold from the paper price." How high will gold go? Sinclair predicts, by 2016, "gold will be $3,200 to $3,500 an ounce." By 2020, Sinclair predicts, "emancipated gold will be $50,000 per ounce." (End of report.)

Over the years, we have seen many warnings that this time of economic disaster would come because of uncontrolled borrowing and the printing of fiat money. Now it is at the door. However, a burning question remains: Is it possible to avoid these coming calamities? Perhaps delay them for a time? What would the people of this nation have to do? God gives us the answer. Through His prophets, God repeatedly warned the 12 tribes of Israel of their coming national demise, captivity and exile because of their sins. But they would not listen. They refused to obey God. They would not repent. They would not change, though God gave them repeated warnings. It is ironic that the only nation to ever repent at God's warning was ancient Assyria (with its capital in Nineveh)—the very nation that took Israel captive (see the book of Jonah).

In Jeremiah's time, we find that just before the first invasion of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, God gave the people a chance to repent. If they would repent and obey His voice, then God would put off the invasion and hold back His hand of correction and punishment. Notice: "Thus the Lord said to me, 'Go and stand in the gates of the children of the people, by which the kings of Judah come in, and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem. And say to them, "Hear the Word of the Lord, kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the people of Jerusalem who enter in by these gates! Thus says the Lord, 'Take heed to yourselves, and carry no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem. Nor carry out a burden from your houses on the Sabbath day, nor do any work, but keep the Sabbath day holy, as I commanded your fathers.' " '

"But they did not obey, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, so that they might not hear nor receive instruction. 'And it shall be, if you diligently hearken to Me,'says the Lord,'to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, but keep the Sabbath day holy, to do no work in it; then kings and rulers sitting on the throne of David shall enter into the gates of this city, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their rulers, the men of Judah, and the people of Jerusalem. And this city shall remain forever…. But if you will not hearken to Me to keep the Sabbath day holy, and not to carry a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates, and it will devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it will not be put out' " (Jer. 17:19-27).

As it was then, so it is now. In order for things to change for the better in America, there would need to be massive national repentance—in religion, government, education and in the general public. Our people would have to repent of their sins and seek the Lord—and then begin keeping God's Sabbath, the seventh day of the week!

Even in the most desperate of circumstances, God gives us the way, through the prophet Joel, to mitigate complete disaster—even the deadly effects of the Day of the Lord. It will come, but people will live through it. There must be repentance from the heart for our sins and transgressions, individually and collectively—"for powerful is He who executes His Word, for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can endure it? 'Therefore even now,' says the Lord, 'turn to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. Yes, rend your heart and not your garments, and return to the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and He repents of the evil' " (Joel 2:11-13).

Clearly, God will not be mocked. As modern descendants of the House of Israel, Britain and America mustcome to God on His terms, according to His Word, according to His will. We cannot continue to ignore or reject His correction, which has now gone on for more than 20 years. But the majority of people have become entrenched in their transgressions and rebellion. As a nation, we have refused to repent—as we continue to reject God and push our fist in His face!

Here is God's response for refusing to repent: " 'I have stricken you with blasting and mildew. When your gardens and your vineyards, and your fig trees, and your olive trees increased, the creeping locust devoured them; yet you have not returned to Me,' says the Lord. 'I have sent the plague among you after the manner of Egypt; I have slain your young men with the sword, and have taken away your horses. And I have made the stench of your camps to come up into your nostrils; yet you have not returned to Me,' says the Lord. 'I have overthrown some among you as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah [9/11 terror attack], and you were like a firebrand plucked out of the burning; yet you have not returned to Me,' says the Lord.

" 'Therefore I will do this to you, O Israel; and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!' For lo, He forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what his thought is. He who makes the morning darkness, and treads upon the high places of the earth—the Lord, the God of hosts, is His name" (Amos 4:9-13).

Repentance and a return to God has to take place on an individual basis, as well as on a national level. More importantly, it has to occur within the Churches of God. We need to seek God with all our heartsdaily! We need to seek the true love of God; the truth of God; the knowledge of God; the protection of God. We need to obey His voice as found in the Word of God. God continues His plea to us—will we listen and return to God? What will we do?

Notice: "For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel, 'Seek Me, and you shall live. But do not seek Bethel [to the golden calf of sun-worship], nor enter into Gilgal, and do not pass to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into exile, and Bethel shall come to nothing.

" 'Seek the Lord and you shall live, lest He break out like a fire on the house of Joseph [the USA, UK and commonwealth countries] and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel—[all] you who turn judgment to wormwood and leave off righteousness in the earth! Seek Him Who created the Pleiades and Orion, and Who turned the deep darkness into the morning, and Him Who darkened the day into night. Seek Him Who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the face of the earth—the Lord is His name, Who causes destruction to flash out against the strong, and destruction against the fortress' " (Amos 5:4-9).

In spite of God's pleading, ancient Israel still refused to listen. Today, their modern descendants are doing the same thing. Even those who try to teach what is right and attempt to turn people from their evil are treated with hatred and scorn: "They hate him who rebukes in the gate, and they despise him who speaks uprightly. Therefore—because of your trampling upon the poor, and because you take tribute of grain from him—though you have built houses of carved stone, you shall not dwell in them; though you have planted desirable vineyards, you shall not drink wine from them. For I know your many transgressions and your many sins. They afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate. Therefore the prudent shall keep silent in that time;for it is an evil time' " (verses 10-13).

Regardless of whether those of the world repent, this is what we must do as individuals: "Seek good and not evil, that you may live;and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate. It may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph" (verses 14-15).

Remember this fundamental, all-encompassing truth: spiritual problems and sins cannot be solved with human methods or political solutions. Unless there is a massive national repentance to God Almighty, accompanied with prayer and fasting by all—the small and great, the rich and poor, the politicians and bureaucrats, the pastors and priests, the young and old in every walk of life—and a confessing and forsaking of sins, especially the slaughter of unborn, innocent children, God's heavy hand of national punishment will not be lifted.Rather, His judgments will continue and intensify like the waves of the sea against our ungodly nations. Eventually, we will be brought low and our enemies will rule over us.

These are dire and evil days, but God is still there. He is near, ready to hear our prayers of repentance if we truly seek Him. We are to seek God on His terms: "Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. 'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways,' says the Lord. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts' " (Isa. 55:6-9).

Ancient King David constantly sought God in his life. He was a man after God's heart because he fervently desired God's love and salvation: "One thing I have desired from the Lord, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple, for in the time of trouble [as we are now facing] He shall hide me in His pavilion, in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me upon a rock…. Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice; and be gracious unto me and answer me. When You said, 'Seek My face,' my heart said to You, 'Your face, O Lord, will I seek.' Hide not Your face from me. Turn not Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation" (Psa. 27:4-9).

Remember the commands and promises of Jesus Christ. He said, "Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it shall be opened" (Matt. 7:7-8). The Greek means we are to ask and keep on asking. We are to seek and keep on seeking. We are to knock and keep on knocking.

In these critical times we need to truly draw close to God the Father and Jesus Christ with our ultimate spiritual goal in the forefront of our minds. We need to continue to build and maintain our spiritual relationship with God through constant prayer and daily Bible study. If we do, there is no doubt that we can endure whatever comes in the future with the faith, hope and love of God, as we develop His character and righteousness.

Thanksgiving: The United States of America is the only country in the world that has set aside a special day of "Thanksgiving" to the true God of heaven and earth, the God of the Holy Bible. While the society around us has lost most of the original meaning or reason for this special day of thanks, we in the churches of God know the true meaning: everything we have—physically and spiritually—comes from God the Father and Jesus Christ.

We know that all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon this nation were given solely because of the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—not because we as a people are more righteous than other nations. Therefore, when we observe Thanksgiving Day this year, in spite of all the difficulties facing us, let us be truly thankful for all of the physical and spiritual blessings God has graciously bestowed upon this nation, His people and His Church.

In this Mailing: In addition to the regular audio CD, we are sending you another Church at Home DVD containing nine half-hour segments covering Who is Satan the Devil? and The Coming One-World Religion. We are also enclosing two pocket-sized Feast and Holy Day calendars for the years 2014-2020.

Brethren, once again thank you for your continued love and prayers—and for reaching out to other brethren and new people by giving them CDs, DVDs, books and literature, and by directing them to our Web sites. Thank you for your continued support through your tithes and offerings—even though we are facing difficult financial times. Without a doubt, God will surely bless us with sufficiency in all things as He has promised. May God the Father and Jesus Christ bless you with Their love and grace in all things.

With love in Christ Jesus,

Fred R. Coulter