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God's heavenly sons, who had sung at the founding of the earth as a special creation, fol-lowed this drama of creation with the keenest of interest. Little did they realize that what was finally to be brought forth on this the closing work day of the creative week was to affect heaven and earth and to make necessary the creating of new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness is to dwell uninterruptedly forever. The evening of this day begins! "And God went on to say: 'Let the earth put forth living souls according to their kinds, domestic animal and creeping animal and wild beast of the earth according to its kind.' And it came to be so." (Gen. 1:24)
In the beginning of the Book of Hebrews, apostle Paul says: "God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds."
The creating of new heavens and a new earth is now under way. This is an all-powerful reason for lovers of truth, righteousness, liberty and life in peace and happiness to overflow with irrepressible joy. After almost six thousand years of human sorrow, suffering and death, at last permanent relief is near at hand and will be realized within this generation. A clean, just and healthful new world is immediately before them and they may enter into it. Now, when the outlook for this old world is utterly hopeless, it is high time for persons who long for life under perfect conditions to inform themselves and prove whether this startling good news is true. If it is true - and it can be proved true upon the highest authority - then it is only reasonable that they prepare for it, letting it be a guide to their present course of action. In view of the shortness of the time, it is most urgent that they do so. This will save them from sharing the certain destruction of a doomed old world and guarantee them a joyful entrance into the new world that will endure forever with blessings for its inhabitants.
In tense years when the communistic Russia and the capitalistic democracies eyed one another suspiciously, it was an uncomfortable thing to be rich in this world’s goods. The Bible does not favor the communist side of the controversy when it declares at James 5:1: "Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you."
When this question is raised and the men involved are the rulers of worldly governments, any religionists will counter with the question: Are not all persons commanded to obey the “higher powers”? And are not the rulers in the various nations the “higher powers”?
"This do in remembrance of me," said Jesus. His words in no way instruct us to celebrate the memorial to the exclusion of memories of Jesus' Father and God, Jehovah, the Universal King. The pass-over was a memorial to Jehovah God, commemorating his act of vindication over Egypt rather than commemorating primarily the paschal lamb then slain.