We have prepared a compilation of excerpts from the writings of Mr. Bliss Knapp, CSB, regarding Bible prophecy and the battle of Armageddon. Mr. Knapp tells us in his book, The Destiny of The Mother Church (pg. 230), that there is a Bible prophecy “which remains to be fulfilled.” It relates to a letter written by Mary Baker Eddy which was published in The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany. In this prophetic letter to a branch church in London, she wrote:
Pale, sinful sense, at work to lift itself on crumbling thrones of justice by pulling down its benefactors, will tumble from this scheme into the bottomless abyss of self-damnation, there to relinquish its league with evil. Wide yawns the gap between this course and Christian Science.
God spare this plunge, lessen its depths, save sinners and fit their being to recover its connection with its divine Principle, Love. For this I shall continue to pray.
Satan is unchained only for a season, as the Revelator foresaw, and love and good will to man, sweeter than a sceptre, are enthroned now and forever (My. 200:9-7).
—Mary Baker Eddy
Mr. Knapp explained the meaning of this letter several times in his book, addresses and letters. In one address in 1949 he told his students:
There is no awakening from this experiment with socialism until it tumbles into the “bottomless pit of self-damnation.” Not until then will it “relinquish its league with evil”
In another address (1951) he explained to his students the meaning of Gog and Magog:
We learn from the book of Revelation that Gog initiates the battle against the saints, and against the beloved city. The nations of the West are leading their people to believe that man’s wisdom can prevent a war. But “when there is no vision, the people perish.” It takes people of vision to read the signs of the times correctly, and learn as we are told in Revelation that another war cannot be avoided; it is inevitable. Even its field of action is not left to the imagination; it must be in Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya. The first World War evidently took care of Ethiopia and Libya, but there remains Persia [Iran], or what we know as the Middle East….
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