Religion: Signs of the Times

"Just as the Scriptures prophesied, we are reaching the point where there is a breaking up of earthly nations into warring kingdoms. Plowshares are being made into swords, and soon we shall have Armageddon . . . The time is approaching for Christ to return to this earth and set up His Kingdom." So spoke Elder William Henry Branson, at the quadrennial meeting of the World Conference of Seventh Day Adventists which elected him president last week in San Francisco.

Under a globe-shaped clock stopped at 5 minutes to 12, some 850 delegates from...

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