Unions and Trusts
patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman
waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it,
until he receive the early and latter rain. James 5:7.
unions will be one of the agencies that will bring upon this earth a time
of trouble such as has not been since the world began.
our great cities there will be a binding up in bundles by the confederacies
and unions formed. Men will rule other men and demand much of them. The lives
of those who refuse to unite with these unions, will be in peril.
of the people of God is to prepare for the events of the future, which will
soon come upon them with blinding force. In the world gigantic monopolies
will be formed. Men will bind themselves together in unions that will wrap
them in the folds of the enemy. A few men will combine to grasp all the means
to be obtained in certain lines of business. Trades unions will be formed,
and those who refuse to join these unions will be marked men. . . .
are one of the signs of the last days. Men are binding up in bundles ready
to be burned. They may be church members, but while they belong to these unions,
they cannot possibly keep the commandments of God; for to belong to these
unions means to disregard the entire Decalogue.
shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself."
. . . How can men obey these words, and form combinations that rob the poorer
classes of the advantages which justly belong to them, preventing them from
buying or selling, except under certain conditions.
claim to be the children of God are in no case to bind up with the labor unions
that are formed or that shall be formed. This the Lord forbids. Cannot those
who study the prophecies see and understand what is before us? Important issues
must soon be met, and we wish to be hid in the cleft of the rock, that we
may see Jesus, and be quickened by His Holy Spirit. We have no time to lose,
not a moment.