Up2Date V (Commercialization)

WILL THE CHURCH GO BEFORE THE TRIBULATION? (58-0309E)

  Oh, there never was a day that’s so much commercial as today. Just used car lots and everything, so much till you can buy a refrigerator this year and pay about four or five hundred dollars for it, and next year nobody wants it. It’s out of style. Don’t you see where the commercial world has your nose to the grind wheel.
  You can buy a car this year, and next year it’s probably as good as the one you could buy then, but it’ll depreciate a thousand dollars, because they change the radiator cap, or they done some little silly something to it. It’s only a sales talk to fulfill the Bible. “As it was the days of Noah… and in the days of Lot…”

INVESTMENTS (63-1116B)

   This “get rich over night.” I had a friend once that had his life savings in a bank, drawing a small interest, and someone come by with a shortcut. You know, we hear today of so many, shortcuts the thing. The world is full of it; advertisements, and television, radio, newspapers. And if the American people fall for such as that!
  Here long ago, I was listening at an advertisement of a–a–a woman, or talking on the–on the radio. I was in my car, going somewhere, and they said, “Use these fine dishwashing powders,” of some sort, “you don’t even have to wash the dishes. You just put them in there, and pour a little bit in and shake it up-and-down; and it’s no washing, no rinsing, no drying, no nothing.” And it was one of the greatest things that science had ever given us.
  And right back over, about the next commercial, was, “Don’t use these new detergents. Look at mother’s hands, how pretty they are. They burn your hands up. Be… have pretty hands like mother, and don’t use the new detergent.”
  And I happened to live in Jeffersonville, at that time, where Colgate Palmolive Peet big factory is, and the same company made both products. See? See? It’s a–it’s a gimmick. And there is so much of it in the world today!
  And I say this with reverence and respects, and I hope it doesn’t sound sacrilegious, but that same thing has got into the church move. God has no shortcuts. You just pay the price. You come and take the way that God provided for us.

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