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Monthly Letter, November 2010

Restoring Original Christianity—for Today!

Christian Biblical Church of God

Post Office Box 1442
Hollister, California 95024-1442

Fred R. Coulter,

November 17, 2010

Dear Brethren,

The recent U.S. Congressional and Senate elections were nothing short of historic! Americans overwhelmingly reacted to the government’s growing debt, soaring deficit spending, and corruption at all levels by voting out many of the rascals! But will things really change? We will soon know. Many politicians are pleased with the outcome of the election, vowing to actually do something about wild government spending. Those politicians who lost (along with their supporters) are depressed and angry. It remains to be seen as to what can actually be changed in order to reduce spending and get the government back in line with the Constitution. Remember this fundamental principal: It is impossible to solve spiritual problems with political solutions! While we do have political and economic problems, the actual underlying causes are spiritual—for as a nation we have forsaken God and trashed most of His laws and commandments!

During the run-up to the election, a number of leaders and pundits, religious and political, seemed to speak out more about God and the need to return to values and principals. However, certain questions remain: How many people actually returned to God in a substantive way? Was there sufficient repentance and change in the lives of enough people to cause God to take notice? If so, will it be enough to hold back the hand of God’s correction against this nation? Or, was it merely a half-hearted “repentance”—an attempt to flatter God?

Since America descended from the tribes of ancient Israel, let us look at Psalm 78, which gives an excellent description of how Israel has typically reacted to God’s correction for disobedience: they slightly return to Him, but never change their hearts. “Therefore He ended their days in vanity and their years in trouble. When He slew them, then they sought Him; and they turned back and sought after God earnestly. [That happened after 9/11.] And they remembered that God was their Rock, and the Most High God was their Redeemer. Nevertheless, they flattered Him with their mouths, and they lied to Him with their tongues, for their heart was not right with Him; neither were they faithful in His covenant. But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; yea, many times He turned His anger away and did not stir up all His wrath, for He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes away and does not come again” (Psa. 78:33-39).

Through the prophets, God pleaded with the people to return to Him and to cease their sins, as Isaiah declared: “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” (Isa. 55:6-7).

In the same manner, Jeremiah repeatedly pleaded with the people of Judah and Jerusalem to return to God so that He might withhold His punishment for their sins: “ ‘If you will return, O Israel,’ says the Lord, ‘Return to Me. And if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, then you shall not be removed, and will swear, As the Lordlives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; then the nations [of Israel] shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him they shall glory’ ” (Jer. 4:1-2). Since God is the only one Who knows the hearts of men and women, only He can know how many have turned to Him—even in flattery.

Now that the election is past, the reality of the magnitude of America’s financial problems (as well as those of the rest of the world) will become obvious. The sheer weight of the horrendous debt—public and private—will soon begin to dramatically hit home. The truth is that there is not enough money on the entire planet to handle the world’s massive, incomprehensible debt—which reaches into the hundreds and hundreds of trillions of dollars. When the full force of the problem takes effect over the next several years, no one will escape. As was covered in recent messages, out of the soon-coming global economic/financial collapse will arise a new worldwide banking system with a new world currency. This new economic system will ultimately lead to the “Mark of the Beast.”

However, in order for this to come about, all the banks and financial institutions in the world will have to fail at the same time. This is why the whole world is now in economic trouble at the same time. When the dollar collapses, the entire house of dominos worldwide will collapse! In light of this, we must be preparing as much as possible, spiritually and physically. As we will understand, THE END WILL NOT COME AT THAT TIME!

Afghanistan’s Role in Prophecy: There are many other conditions that also have to develop, either before or after the global financial meltdown. In the two messages enclosed in this mailing, “End Time Prophecies Being Fulfilled” (#1 and #2), we take a look at the prophecies concerning the nations north and east of Palestine. As you will see, in order for these prophecies to be fulfilled—especially going east, all the way to China—a vast amount of development needs to first take place.

I believe Afghanistan is the key. It sits halfway between the eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Japan. Recently, trillions of dollars in vast mineral wealth—gold, silver, copper, lithium and other rare earth minerals—have been discovered in Afghanistan. All of these minerals are needed for modern technology, hence modern weaponry. While various nations will participate in the development of these resources, China is in the perfect position to play a dominant role. Few realize that China has also been in Afghanistan in the recent past, and has dealt with the Muslims there as well as those in western China. Moreover, the Afghan Ministry of Mining has recently granted a mining license to China—perhaps the first of many. Consider this: The Chinese have the political will, the financial means, the manpower, the military power and the technology to be the major player in mining and developing these minerals. Of course, other nations will participate, and the oil rich Muslim nations will no doubt invest money into the project.

In order for such mines to be developed, roads, railroads, airports, oil pipelines, and electric power must be developed as well. All these must be built in order to support the exploitation of the vast mineral resources in Afghanistan. Geographically, because of the Himalayan Mountains coming west from China, everything must come through the Khyber Pass that connects China and Afghanistan. It is the gateway for China to the west and the gateway for Afghanistan to the east. Other land routes north or south of the Khyber Pass are nearly impassable because of high mountains and lack of roads.

As you will see in these messages, a great deal of development has to take place to make it possible for a 200 million-man army to come from the east—across the vast land mass of China and across the Euphrates River and on into Palestine—with modern equipment and weapons as described in Revelation 9:13-21. At the present time, and into the foreseeable future, it would be impossible for such armies to do so. Another thing to consider: None of these countries have the economic capacity to arm and equip the greatest group of armies the world will ever see. The only one that does is China—and perhaps India, but to a far lesser extent. Indeed, numerous resources must be developed in order to produce, arm and equip the largest group of armies ever to be seen in the history of the world!

Since all of these things must take place before these prophesies can be fulfilled, there can be very little doubt that the vast mineral wealth of Afghanistan is the key. We will continue to discuss these aspects of prophecy in order to better understand them.

The New Lord, What Should I Do? We are now making the finishing touches to the cover of this new book, which is more than a revision and expansion of the original Lord, What Should I Do? This new version will be directed to people who are disgusted and disillusioned with worldly Christianity and are genuinely searching for the truth. This book will become the number one book that we will offer on Church at Home. However, we will still retain the original edition in large booklet form—to be used for those who are coming out of various churches of God. We are going to rename this one, Lord, What Should I do, NOW? Moreover, we will be able to print this one on our copy machine because it is only 64 pages.

God’s Bible Pathway for Children: We recently advertised this book on our Web site, Every day or two, major search engines—most notably Google—search the entire Internet for new material being offered. They then categorize everything into areas of interest and make it available in their search “catalog.” As a result, we received from five to seven thousand e-mail requests for the book over one weekend. Naturally, it would be impossible for us to honor each request.

We solved the problem by making an online digital version available. This way, each person who wanted a copy could download (and print) the book for their child. A further benefit is that those who have two or more children can make additional copies. Here is the letter we sent by e-mail to each respondent:

Concerning Your Order for Gods Bible Pathway for Children

Dear Respondent,

We have received your request for God’s Bible Pathway for Children by Jane Spring. We have been overwhelmed with thousands of requests for this wonderful book! So much so that we have nearly exhausted our supplies.

So that we may immediately fill your order, we have made this excellent book available for you to download to your computer to print and use immediately. You will be able to make as may copies as you need for the children in your family—a distinct advantage over a single book. Since each page is separate, children will also be able to color the illustrations, so it becomes a coloring book as well.

In today’s society children are taught very little about the truth of God the Father and Jesus Christ their Creator. To fill that gap, this book is a helpful tool for parents and grandparents to teach small children about God and His way—His pathway for children.

So that we may fill your order, we have provided a direct link to the download page on our Web site Please visit our video cast Web site, where we have scores of programs teaching the truth of the Word of God. We also have over fifty downloadable articles to answer your questions covering many biblical topics. All of these are made possible because of the tithes and offerings from loving, dedicated Christians who desire to help restore original Christianity—for today!

Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus,

Fred R. Coulter


By sending this letter to each e-mail respondent, we will also be able to weed out any suspicious or phony orders. Those who sincerely want the book will be able to download it for their children. We also hope they will visit Church at Home.

Special Thanksgiving Church at Home Video Cast: We recorded two half-hour special videos for Church at Home on America’s unique day of Thanksgiving. Randy Vild, our video producer and editor, made these programs very special. He then advertised them on Facebook for those who are interested in Bible subjects. At this time it is too late to produce and mail copies, but you can view them at (or go to the home page and it will be listed in the video directory).

Church At Home DVD: In this mailing we are sending you another Church at Home DVD. The way things look now, we will be sending you a DVD each month with nine half-hour video casts. Remember that you can use these to show to new people. We also had extras made, so you can order more if you like.

Christmas—the Greatest Story Never Told: Since the world is soon to dive headlong into the Christmas season, we are including the newly downsized booklet Christmas—the Greatest Story Never Told. It is absolutely amazing that nearly everyone realizes that Christmas originated in paganism and is not derived from the Word of God. However, while they profess Jesus’ name and claim to be praising God, most of those who keep Christmas have convinced themselves that it really doesn’t matter—God accepts it any way. Little do they realize that they are fulfilling a prophecy of Isaiah, as Jesus said: “In hearing you shall hear, and in no way understand; and in seeing you shall see, and in no way perceive; for the heart of this people has grown fat, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and should hear with their ears, and should understand with their hearts, and should be converted, and I should heal them” (Matt. 13:14-15).

With all the merchandising, advertising and shopping, “gift giving,” partying and drinking, people are “striving after wind” and fulfilling their own lusts while being fully convinced that they are honoring Jesus. Rather, they are doing exactly the opposite, as the apostle John wrote:“Do not love the world, nor the things thatare in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Because everything that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pretentious pride of physical life—is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world and its lust is passing away, but the one who does the will of God abides forever” (I John 2:15-17). Indeed, the truth of God reveals what an amazing spectacle and deception Christmas actually is.

On the other hand, John encourages us to fully comprehend that we have the greatest blessing of all because we are able to have direct fellowship with God the Father and Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit: “That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our own eyes, that which we observed for ourselves and our own hands handled, concerning the Word of life; (and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and are bearing witness, and are reporting to you the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;) that which we have seen and have heard we are reporting to you in order that you also may have fellowship with us; for the fellowshipindeed, our fellowshipis with the Father and with His own Son, Jesus Christ. These things we are also writing to you, so that your joy may be completely full” (I John 1:1-4).

This fellowship is between you, God the Father and Jesus Christ. You are granted the awesome blessing of having this direct relationship with the Sovereign of the Universe and His Son Jesus Christ through daily prayer and Bible Study—and through living by every Word of God. Above and beyond that, we have a fantastic future as the children of God the Father, Who will grant us glorious eternal life at the first resurrection. There can be no comparison between God’s promises and the ways of the world.

Brethren, because of your love and prayers and through the power of God, all of us together are able to serve the brethren and preach the Gospel while preparing for eternal life. We thank you for your love and prayers as we pray for you daily, asking God to bless you with His love, grace, healing and spiritual encouragement in all things. Thank you for your continued support through your tithes and offerings. Continue to love God and love each other in every way. May God’s love, grace and blessing be with you in everything.

With love in Jesus Christ,

Fred R. Coulter