November 19, 2003
—An Urgent Advisory to All Family Homes!
God bless you! We love you & are so thankful for you & your continued faithfulness to the Lord & the furtherance of His Heavenly Kingdom in today's Hell-on-Earth World! As you are probably well aware, in recent months our bitter enemies have launched an increasingly vicious persecution campaign against us in a number of countries throughout the World. The common tactic that these unscrupulous foes of our Family have been employing is to besiege both the local authorities & media with a flood of lies & horrendous accusations against us, thus virtually forcing the police to raid our Homes!
Because the main false charge our enemies have been drumming up against us is that we are guilty of "child abuse," some of these raids have actually resulted in our precious children being temporarily seized, separated from their parents & detained by the authorities, where they have been subjected to all sorts of psychological, physical & academic examinations. Thank God, in every one of these cases (except the Barcelona case, which is still in progress, but it looks like we're winning it!—But please keep praying!) our children have passed all of their inquisitors' tests with flying colours, & have repeatedly proven to be much happier, more stable, well-balanced, knowledgeable & better-adjusted than their peers & counterparts who have been raised outside of our fellowship! Praise the Lord! (Dan.1:15,17-20.)—And as a result, our children have been returned to us & we have been cleared & declared innocent of all of the horrible false charges levelled against us by our bitter & disgruntled accusers!
As you know, some years ago we instructed all of our Homes worldwide to dispose of any copies they may still have had of the "Dito" book, as well as the "Adults Only" TK volume. We explained then that because of society's increasing hyper-sensitivity to any publications for or about children that could even be remotely construed as having any sexual overtones to them, the modern-day inquisitors & witch-hunters who are bent on destroying our Family & our work for the Lord are declaring that many of our Family pubs appear "evil" to them. (1Thes.5:22.)
To our ungodly enemies & vengeful false accusers, some of our perfectly pure doctrines & views regarding God's Own natural & beautiful sinless creation are very "defiled" & "impure" in their soiled minds! (See Titus 1:15.) In fact, they're so offended by some of our views (or their interpretations & misinterpretations of what they think are our views) & publications & pictures, that they seem bent on using (misusing) them to try to substantiate their very false & malicious accusations against us that we abuse our own dear children! So for this reason, we are now initiating an extensive "purge" of our publications. Thank the Lord, most of our publications will come through this purge with only a few pages missing.
We understand that a number of you have already felt the need to completely empty your Homes & libraries of many of your publications, due to persecution, investigations & bitter campaigns stirred up by our enemies in your areas. While implementing such policies of emptying your Homes of these publications has been a wise precautionary move, it has also meant that your Homes have had to totally do without many very helpful, inspirational & instructional publications; which has been particularly sad in the case of our children, who sorely need good spiritually nourishing Bible-based publications. So for you who have already emptied your Homes of Family publications, this "lit purge" will not so much mean a loss or forsaking, but a replenishing of precious pubs to your Homes & children! And though some volumes will now be missing a few pages here & there as a result of this purge, they will still provide you with a wealth of God's good Words & the Waters of Life which He has so bountifully given us, praise the Lord! So don't look on this "purge" as a loss, but as a means to now have access to many more pubs in your Lit Libraries.—Or at least a means of keeping those that are not so offensive to our embittered enemies!
For the sake of your own children's well-being, as well as that of our entire Family, it is of utmost importance that you fully comply with the instructions & guidelines set forth in this Pubs Purge Advisory. For this reason, we are asking all of you Home Shepherds & Teamworks worldwide to make a complete inventory of the pubs listed in this advisory that are in the possession of your Home's members Libraries. The few items that we have decided must be gotten rid of entirely should be burned as soon as possible. (Or otherwise totally destroyed. Please don't merely throw them away, lest someone remove them from your Home's trash can!)
With the majority of pubs—those that need to have pages removed & destroyed, or portions blocked out with ink or white-out in the appropriate places—it's up to your Home Teamwork to decide exactly what will be the best means & method for your particular Home to tackle this project. But whichever method you decide is best for your Home, a responsible Home member such as one of your Home Teamwork members should be appointed to diligently oversee this project, to make sure that your Home's Pubs Purge is done quickly & properly.
We are sorry to have to burden you with such an unpleasant task as burning & cutting pages out of our own books, but as "evil men & seducers wax worse & worse"—particularly our anti-Christ enemies—we feel that it's definitely worth the time, trouble & sacrifice to "purge" these publications in order to do all that we can to protect ourselves & our precious little ones! Your help & cooperation is not only very appreciated, but is also very much needed, & in fact required, for the sake of your own children & their & your protection, as well as our Family's everywhere! So please do it now! So serious is this Pubs Purge, that failure to comply with these instructions will result in your excommunication from our fellowship! We recommend that you complete the removal of all "offending" books & pages as outlined in this advisory within one week of receiving it, at the latest. Thanks so much!
"I know, & am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean! But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat...let not then your good be evil spoken of! Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace. For meat destroy not the work of God! All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. (In other words, if our meat is choking them, & causing them to choke us, we're willing to let it go!) Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth." (Rom.14:14-22.)
"But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. (Many in the System, especially the Church System, are really weak!) Wherefore, if meat make my brother (in this case, the System) to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled & unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind & conscience is defiled!" (1Cor.8:9,13; Tit.1:15.)
Love in Jesus,
Your World Services Family
P.S. Following is a detailed list of the books that are to be burned & gotten rid of entirely, as well as the specific pages that should be removed from within the remaining books & lit of your Home's Library. Please fill in the appropriate boxes next to each of these listed items & return this list as soon as you have completed "purging" your Home's literature.
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