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Memory is a fickle thing. If by any chance some, so-called, forecast of events made
by any of our self-styled modern prophets should approximate to fulfillment, there is a
buzz of interest, but how many similar "prophecies", which were stillborn, are forgotten!
In reading through Volume XVIII of the Berean Expositor we came across two small
items under the heading "Signs of the Times", and read them with renewed interest. We
believe the reader of the present volume would be well advised to keep them in mind as
specimens of Anglo-Israelism and Pyramid "prophecies".
(1) ANGLO-ISRAELISM, AND THE THRONE OF DAVID.
"We are coming to the day, says this organ of Pentecostalism, `Showers of Blessing',
No. 46, when we will find the nations of the earth bowing at the feet of our king, for the
throne whereon he sits is the throne of the Lord.
Do we realize that the eyes of the people are being opened by divine power to see in
the young Prince of Wales, not only man, but an office and setting of God? In this way
the Scripture is now being fulfilled in this son of David--`I, If I be lifted up, will draw all
men unto me'."
Our comment in 1928 was: "This is either God's blessed truth, or the `devil's lie'."
In 1946 it needs little insight to see which such utterings must be.
(2) PROPHECY OF DISASTER IN WHICH RUSSIA WILL BE WIPED OUT.
"The next great world war will start on May 28th, 1928, and will continue until
September 16th, 1936."
This "prophecy" was made by Mr. Basil Stewart at the Annual Meeting of the British
Israelites, Londonderry House, Park Lane, London. He not only uttered this lying
prophecy, but he tied it to that other source of deception, the so-called symbolism of
the Great Pyramid, saying: "This date is foretold in exactly the same as was
August 4th, 1914." The reader should keep in mind that "August 4th, 1914" was
discovered after the event!
These utterances should be considered in the light of Deut. 18: 21, 22, and the
system that originates them shunned:
"And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath
spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor
come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath
spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him" (Deut. 18: 21, 22).