Introduction


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What we do first is put things in context, which means that we review things just to establish the context for the other subjects which begin with Part Two.

We’re looking, of course at “The Gospel in the Last Days”. In a sense what we’re doing now is a sequel – a part two – to something we did a number of years ago. You may remember a number of years ago people were talking about “prepare for blessing”, and “revival’s coming”, and “prepare for the victory” and all this kind of stuff, and of course it didn’t happen. And we had a conference at that time telling people to prepare for persecution and we’ll have to see which has happened: Has persecution come or has revival arrived? Well, revival has certainly
not arrived, but as we’ll look at in a minute, persecution has. We’re preparing for persecution. And at that time we pointed out to people the same kinds of challenges that were faced by the Early Church will be faced by the church in the Last Days. The same things happen. I’m not going to go into it in any depth, just very briefly review.