JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
I was looking through a stack of pamphlets here aiming to select something in red for St. Valentine's Day, until I came upon this magnificently designed pamphlet by Franklin Hall, Because of Your Unbelief , Chains of Bondage, Food Slaves,m Belly Worshippers, Fleshly Lusts, Unbelieft, Doubts & Fears, Carnality. I think though the attractiveness is in the pamphlet's undesign--it has a distinct taste of revival-tentism to me, a message hammered out in a thumping repetitiveness and bass cadence.
The work has no title page, and starts with a foreword, and gets right into the message, which equates food and eating with a passage from the New Testament (Matthew 17:20, "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.") Reading this for the first time, it seems to me that what Jesus is saying is that it doesn't take much more than a mustard seed amount of faith to be able to move a mountain. Which seems to be a great message on believing in something and having the confidence to achieve. I'm not sure how it happens from there, but Mr. Hall gets right into the power of fasting (which is not an uncommon practice in the Old and New Testament so far as I can tell, though "fast" meant different things to different people), and that through fasting this "unbelief" in people can be revealed and blasted away.
As we see on the back cover, in an advertisement for book of "224 pages pf Dynamic Illustrative Matieral" we see Fasting Prayer about to descent on the flames of unbelief, doubt and lust, fueled by "food slavery, stomach disorders, surfeiting, pollutions, auto-intoxication, toxemia and poisons", perhaps insinuating that at the base of it all it is food that fuels unbelief. Or not, I'm not sure. But the entirety of the publication does have a very Elmer Gantryish aspect to it, to me.
Mr. Franklin was also the author of Glorified Fasting, Because of Your Unbelief, and of course Atomic Power with God Thru Fasting and Prayer.