Albert E. Farley
Green is “in.” With the recent observance of Earth Day (April 22), everything seems to be advertized and sold with the color green. Millions of people, with millions of dollars, have dedicated themselves to making the earth green – symbolic of cleanliness, healthiness, and life.
Colors do have symbolic connotations. The Bible presents the color black as a symbol of affliction, death, and condemnation. Job 10:20, Matthew 8:12, Jude 3. Red is a symbol of sin and white is a symbol of holiness, forgiveness, and purity. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18. Matthew 17:1, Revelation 3:4, 7:9, 20:11.
Man may devote billions of hours and billions of dollars on Earth Day to making the earth as beautiful as a freshly mowed, flower-decorated cemetery; yet, inwardly, it will still be full of dead men’s bones! We, as Christians, have set our affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1, 2. This world lies in the blackness and darkness of sin. Souls are red like crimson. This has nothing to do with nationality or skin color. All people on earth – whether their skin is red, yellow, black, or white – need to be washed in the blood of Christ that their souls may be as white as snow. Revelation 7:13. Romans 3:23, Revelation 1:5, 7:13, Acts 22:16. To this end we dedicate ourselves.
Our circulation for the April mailing was 2,667. However, we were made glad with recent orders that have increased our monthly circulation by 43 copies. It was a pleasure to edit this issue. I commend all of the articles for your learning. Please continue to pray for us and to help us to grow, numerically. –Albert.
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