Correspondence was received which raised this question. The answer from the scriptures is direct. When the leaders of the people asked Jesus to rebuke his disciples when he and they were fulfilling Zecharaiah’s prophecy, that the king would come riding upon a donkey (Matt. 21:4)
..he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. (Luke 19:40)
If we are of no use to God, others hands will do the work required.
The evil who know not God will even fulfil his will, often because they don’t know the Bible. We are told that Europe will be obedient to God’s will, though they might hate God.
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. (Rev 17:17)
We might rather seek to be like King David, of whom we are told,
He raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.’ (Acts 13:22)
Christadelphians because they knew and loved the Bible were once given a great privilege in helping found Rosh Pinna (Head of the Corner) in modern Israel. The Jews even gave their work a name we would agree with (Matt. 21:42). There seems evidence our preaching had greater effect than our numbers might indicate.
If planting for the First Aliyah was important so was WW1 and the actions of Winston Churchill and Lord Balfour. Both it seems had sustained contact with Christadelphians. Churchill with Sydney Butler of the Redditch Ecclesia who as a young man was his chauffeur while at the Admiralty. It seems Balfour had at least 2 contacts, in a Nanny as a child by which he might have obtained Elpis Israel and he was sent a copy of ‘Nazareth Revisited’ in the early 1890’s, which it seems he valued. In addition if this was not enough at a critical time in history Gilbert Smith a member of Acocks Green served Sir Anthony Eden, and Joe Thomas of Llanelly served Lloyd George who was to become PM.
Then when the global power shifted to US a Catholic President was assassinated in a case still unsolved, and L.B. Johnson who had very strong Christadelphian connections was given power just before the events of 1967 when Israel captured Jerusalem.
More recently in 2003 Stephen Snobelen made a choice about a Isaac Newton manuscript and was given world exposure to explain Bible prophecy (see here).
For a people who don’t register in census, Christadelphians seem to appear at crucial moments influencing world events. Now is another crucial moment. Is our light shining?
This project is symbolic, and makes a statement about Bible prophecy. By recognising and acting on prophecy it contributes to fulfilling it, but what is proposed is only one very, very small part of events of truly global scope!