[We take the liberty of publishing the following
without permission. It was sent to us by a friend, unknown to the
MR. MAURO has set up a man of straw and has knocked him
down with all ease. So far as I am aware, no one has accused Jesus Christ
of either uttering or advising any word of sedition against Caesar. That
the kingdom was heralded, and that it was rejected by the nation to which
it was heralded, is clear. The kingdom was not postponed, for the
"before-placing" of the eons provided for the rejection of the message.
But that God had the message proclaimed just as if He
thought it might be accepted is quite evident. That He knew it would not
be accepted, is believed by everyone who recognizes God as God. When
Christ said, "My kingdom is not of THIS world," He clearly implied it will
be of some other world. Only one world (KOSMOS, system) exists at a time.
Heaven is not called a world. THIS world began when this eon began, and
will end at its consummation. When the next eon begins, there will be
another world (system), and the kingdom will be of that
world. And in order that it shall be so, Christ will fight and will
kill many thousands of people. He will fight against the very kingdoms
that are like Caesar's. The kingdom cannot come during this eon, for it is
not of this world.
W. B. Screws