We have your magazine entitled Time of the End and have spent much time reading it. We feel we’ve learned a lot from it and have also passed some along to others who feel they have also gained new insight from it.
Now we have a question? We have been given a copy of the enclosed book, [The Secret Terrorists] which we find very interesting. Our radio station (Adventist owned) is giving a copy to all who request it. We wonder if you would have time to read it and advise if you think it is believable? We feel it is a eye opener but do not want to go off in a wrong direction. We have prayed about this and feel impressed to ask you. We appreciate your tapes.
I have had several send me a copy of the book titled, The Secret Terrorists, by Bill Hughes, and ask for my evaluation. At the same time that I read the book, I also received three audio presentations by Bill Hughes that cover the material in the book. I appreciated the book more than the audio presentations. From my personal studies a great deal of the information in the book is just as I understand them, although there are a few areas where I am personally undecided. I do believe that the information in the book is something that would be beneficial for Adventists to understand. Sister White teaches:
“The Bible is its own expositor. Scripture is to be compared with scripture. The student should learn to view the Word as a whole and to see the relation of its parts. He should gain a knowledge of its grand central theme, of God’s original purpose for the world, of the rise of the great controversy, and of the work of redemption. He should understand the nature of the two principles that are contending for supremacy and should learn to trace their working through the records of history and prophecy, to the great consummation. He should see how this controversy enters into every phase of human experience; how in every act of life he himself reveals the one or the other of the two antagonistic motives; and how, whether he will or not, he is even now deciding upon which side of the controversy he will be found.” Mind, Character, and Personality, vol. 1, 346.
The information in the book is part of this very “history” that we are counseled to understand, yet with that been said—I do not believe that the message in the book is “the message for the hour”. The book provides background information, but is not the primary theme of the third angel’s message. Please note though, that I would not even comment on the book, had I not been asked by many to do so. I have no personal burden about the book one way or another.