GTA warns listeners in Alabama campaign

TYLER, Texas--Garner Ted Armstrong said, "I told you so," to a crowd of several hundred people in Huntsville, Ala., at a campaign there June 5.

According to an article in The Huntsville Times of June 6, Mr. Armstrong was referring to his predictions of several years ago of the "end times," beginning with the fall of the Berlin Wall.

"We're living in very dangerous times," the founder of the Intercontinental Church of God and Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association, both based in Tyler, told his audience in the Von Braun Center.

"The Bible is one third prophecy, and most of that prophecy hasn't been fulfilled," said the long-time evangelist. "If there is a prophecy that is more meaningful and poignant today, it is God's warning that the last days will emerge when armies descend upon Israel."

Mr. Armstrong urged people not to think of the Y2K computer problem as the end of the world as they know it, but he did advise his listeners to "call your local power, water and phone companies to ask if your area will be prepared to deal with any problems so that you will too."

America will fall, the Huntsville newspaper quoted him as saying, from the collapse of the global economy, but probably not in 2000.

Mr. Armstrong concluded his remarks with stories from the Bible of martyrs who were not afraid to die as well as the account of the student killed at Columbine High School, Littleton, Colo., after answering "Yes" when Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris asked her if she believed in God.

Mr. Armstrong plans to conduct campaigns in Fayetteville, N.C., July 25-26 and in St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 14.

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