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History, Testimony of ArkHaven
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waiting upon the Lord's timing and call to meet that
critical goal. We do not want to mislead anyone into
thinking we have an operational community they can move to
right away. We don't ... yet, but we now have a team that
is making plans. And we are asking the Lord to provide the
means by which to acquire an ideal property we have had our
eyes on for a year now. It is more than just idealistic, it
is a veritable garden of Eden!
Do you want to
check into what has been done so far?
In 1974 I
Received My Life Mission From
My pastor in St. Louis taught that
every Christian has a calling, a ministry of our very own. That
was news to me, so for many nights I went for a walk to ask the Lord
what mine was. When He finally told me it didn't seem believable
at the time, and I rejected it several times over the years, only for
the Lord to rebuke me and give me even more direction.
In the summer of 1974,
when I lived in St. Louis, the Lord told me that an economic
crash was coming. I was told it would be much worse than the
great depression of the 30's, and would involve much more than
just the economy.
This will be a
progressive social, economic and political... and spiritual
crash, unprecedented in history. Society will fall apart into
My mandate came in just
three words; "Feed My Sheep." I knew that meant both physically
and spiritually. At the time it never occurred to me that this
coming calamity sounded like the seven year Tribulation period.
I was told that the
church would not be prepared in any way for such a time,
and they will not believe it until it actually fell upon them
and left them cold, hungry and desperate. I got the impression
that a lot of people may die when this calamity hits, like when
those two planes –SUDDENLY-- flew into the unsuspecting
occupants in twin towers in Manhattan.
My instructions were to
put out the warning until that time. But I was to be ready to
comfort and rescue that multitude who would not receive the
warning before the crash dose come.
Many will feel that their
pre-trib-rap & Partial Preterist teachers lied to them, and they
will leave their teachers and churches in droves. Some will
leave the faith, blaming Jesus for not telling them the truth.
This will be a desperate time for them and the worldly who did
not hear or heed the warning.
But this message was way over my head at that time
It took another 10 years for me to comprehend it. It
didn't seem real to me for the same reason it doesn't
sound real to most Pre Tribulation Rapture & Partial
The only part I understood at the time was to turn my back
yard into a large natural and organic garden. Why? Because
food and gardening chemicals would become scarce in such a
time. No Wal-Mart's. No farmers markets. No pharmacies.
It took a rebuke to open my eyes to what the Holy Spirit had
told me so many years before. This happened when my pastor
and mentor, Dr. Charles Schism, gave me permission to give
this testimony to the church deacon board. As I was waxing
elegant, the senior board member interrupted me and said
mockingly, "Well Ken, it sounds like you plan on missing the
What!!!? Absolutely not!!
My pastor could see I was in trouble, so he drew me aside
and handed me a book that changed my life and opened up my
ministry to me. He handed me a book published in 1978 by
Jim Mc Keever titled, "Christians Will Go Through the
Tribulation, And How To Prepare For it". It turns out that
when Mc Keever came into this revelation he bought a ranch
in Oregon (as I recall) and prepped it so he could live
completely off the grid.
With Mc Keever's book I suddenly realized why my calling
hadn't made much sense to me. I had no idea—till
church would go into the Tribulation; the Seventieth Week of
Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27). This contradicted everything I had
been taught about the Second Coming.
I then understood why I was called to warn and prepare God's
people before this prophetic time was upon us. That's when
I started teaching and practicing a homesteader lifestyle
as best I could, and could see the need to establish a
self-sustaining community of like minded Christians for the
times we are in... and are coming into.
[See my footnotes
at the bottom of this article where I give some reference
material and further explanation]
Very few Christians
believed this prepper message from the Lord in 1974, 1984,
or 1994, but in 2004 some did, and now millions do. Many
professing Christians are now aware of the imploding of our
economy and corrupt government, as well as the impending
wars and worldwide economic collapse.
Sharks look more sinister when you are walking the plank than they do
when you are safely on deck. The problem is that millions of
blind-folded brethren still don't know they are already walking the
plank. At some point, reality will
awaken a few of them and they will have spiritual eyes to see and
spiritual ears to hear those Great White sharks biting chucks out of
that flimsy plank under their unsure feet (Matthew 13:14-15). We are
talking about a small minority, a remnant who will awaken, brethren.
Of course, many survivalists and preppers (and a vast majority of
comatose society) are not Christians and could care less what we say
here. Now this brings up another point of which we all are painfully
aware. All of the Christian preppers and survivalists combined make up
but a tiny minority in society. But as Lazarus Long said, “Does
history record any case in which the majority was right?” And doesn't
the Bible tell us that a huge majority of society rejects Jesus?
Think about it, Noah's crew constituted a tiny minority of eight
people among the millions that perished in the flood they were
warned about. They were told to repent and prepare for a flood
that would kill everything that was not inside the Ark, but they chose
The truth is most people don't want the truth. I
sometimes wonder if I do. How about you?
The world population at that time was estimated by Henry Morris
to be around 10 billion. He published this formula to
calculation the pre-flood world population.
P(n) is the
population after n generations which begins with one man and one
woman. The number of generations is represented by n. A value for n
can be obtained by dividing the total time period by the number of
years per generation.
(The Biblical Basis for Modern Science, Baker Book House, 1984, p.417.)
I believe the Holy Spirit told me to call the
church to be prepared physically, mentally, and spiritually for what
will transpire in these end times. Without proper spiritual
preparation and maturity we will not be prepared for anything life
throws at us, much less the events Bible prophecy says are coming, and
in fact, are already here. The spiritually mature will be led of
the Holy Spirit as to where they are to be and how they are to
The safest place in the world is in the center
of God’s will for your life.
At that time He told me I was to prepare His people for a coming
This anticipated depression is in all
probability going to happen BEFORE the tribulation period begins.
There are those who say we are not only in a depression right now, but
that we are plummeting downhill towards much worse social, economic,
political and spiritual time until we slide into the Tribulation and
the time of the Second Coming.
Again, keep in mind that our nation has suffered three wars on this
continent, as well as a depression, a dust bowl, 9/11, and Katrina.
To say any of these historical
disasters won't or can't happen again in America is foolishness.
God is not calling all Christians into this kind of a ministry (see
David Wilkerson's books on this subject), but God is telling all of us to prepare as He
would have us prepare (physically, mentally, and spiritually) for the
coming economic meltdown. A time will come in our beloved America when
some will be called to the high calling of martyrdom, and others to
the terrible task of surviving so as to minister to those Christians
who were absolutely sure such things could not happen to Christians in
America, and to the lost who were also put to sleep by the system
[FOOTNOTE: To the best of
my understanding, some version of the Pre Wrath eschatology will prove
to be what Jesus does towards the end of the 7 year Tribulation
period. I recommend this book and these videos because the
author received the same calling verbatim. I am sharing this because
the Lord told me verbatim (in 1974) what He told Michael
Snyder just recently.
When is the Rapture? (Day 3) - The Jim
Bakker Show . On this
show Michael Snyder talks about his new book on the Pre Wrath rapture
teaching titled, "The Rapture Verdict."]
PREPARING FOR THE
TRIBULATION VS A DISASTER
I am preparing
for the tribulation (not a disaster), but that comes from
the perspective of a post-triber (pre-wrather). Pre-tribers
and Partial Preterests have no such perspective (they don't
need to), but they may see the need to prepare for a
disaster of some sort that is in deed likely. To be
prepared for the tribulation is to be inadvertently prepared
for any disaster than God will allow to happen. And if the
pre-tribers are right (and we all hope they are) then a
weeks supply of food and water in the pantry will be all we
ever need. But I feel compelled to ask; but what if they
I advocate an
ancient, peaceful agrarian lifestyle that historically has
sustained people since Adam and Eve. Those who operate out
of fear and paranoia are operating out of the wrong spirit.
In Christ there is peace... no fear. I am not trying to
save my life or possessions. I invite death, but more
importantly, I just want to be able to minister Christ to
those God sends to me. And if a Biblical generation is 70
years (since Israel became a nation again in 1948), then the
year 2018 is a likely time frame for the tribulation to
I do not
speculate much on eschatology. To me they all are wrong to
some degree or another. The question is... which one is the
wrongist and which one is the rightest. LOL. So I say...
be informed... know them all... don't depend on any of
them. But if you take this advice then you are more likely
to see what REALLY is happening and not be caught off
guard... as so many will be. He who has it all figured out
DOESN'T. LOL. Ultimately I am preparing to be in the
Bridal company when Jesus comes at some future midnight hour
to catch us away. If that be so, then preparing for the
tribulation period is just preliminaries to that biggy.
If we are on the
very cusp of the tribulation, and if we think Christians
will go through the tribulation then this agrarian lifestyle
sounds more than sane, it sounds desirable. I was raised in
the country and long to be back in the country raising my
own food. People lived off the grid for centuries before
there was a grid, and they can live off the grid again IF
they prepare for that eventuality. One of my little sayings
that has caught on goes like this; get off the grid before
the grid goes off.
Oh, and something
I think will throw some Christians off is what I sense will
be a coming time of peace and prosperity in the tribulation
period when Christians are marrying and partying again.
Most presume that the tribulation will be an ever
intensifying hell on earth, when in fact the Antichrist
wants to counterfeit the second coming and millennium.
If a one-world
currency comes on the scene to correct a one-word (self
imposed) economic crash, that will bring peace and
prosperity... and a contract. Such a time will mean the
Antichrist has gained world dominance. He who controls the
money controls the governments and the people. To share in
this peace in prosperity everyone will be required to sign a
contract (so to speak) in order to get the "mark" (password)
that will give us access to that money and a bank account,
drivers license, travel permits, etc. Many "Christians"
will rejoice and will mock fools like me. But those who are
off the grid will not need to buy or sell to live. They
just go out to their garden to shop. Over simplified I
know, but I know you got it.
There is another
necessity. Without that Rev 7:3 mark/seal few will survive
till the end... till the catching away... very few. As you
can see, I am a little different than the run-of-the-mill
eschatologist. I am either mad or prophetic... or
pathetic. Maybe all three, LOL!
Sooooo my focus
now days is on preparing the bride, which includes preparing
myself for our coming husband, King, and God. LOL. So, how
do we do that? If I am not mistaking, this all falls under
To the point: we all must know what is coming down and how God would
have each of us be prepared for that time. Obedience entails
knowing His voice, and then obeying His instructions. Again, the
safest place on earth is in the center of God's will.
My testimony as to why we moved to
north-west Arkansas from Illinois in 1985 is so unusual and so
miraculous that you may have a hard time believing it.
If you believe that
God has moved you to North West Arkansas as well, our testimonies may
confirm to each other that God did indeed move us here.
In 1982 the Lord began
telling me to move my family to north-west Arkansas to start my
end-time ministry. He said He was opening the doors for me to become
established there. He told me this area was "a green island of
survival," and He called the community concept "a community of
At the time I was a
civilian employee at Scott Air Force base in Belleville, Illinois,
serving as a computer programmer. Our testimony of how God moved my
family here from Belleville, IL is as
inspiring as they get. God put together a series of events that made
the move come together in minute and miraculous detail.
Here is our testimony.
On one of my trips to Arkansas in
1983 I felt led to stop at a real estate office. I asked the
agent if there was a small natural and organic farm for sale. She
told me all about a four acre Blueberry farm, but the information was
useless to me at the time. I felt foolish as I walked out of that
office ... with her business card in hand.
Then I felt led to go to Green Forest,
to see if a friend of mine still lived there. He was a
Chiropractor I knew back when we all went to church together in St.
Louis years before. Well, I found his clinic, and he invited me
to spend the night so we could talk. Over dinner I told him
about the natural and organic Blueberry farm in Springdale that was
for sale. It turns out that he knew all about that farm.
What a coincidence!
The owners traded Blueberries for Chiropractic treatment, and they
were Christians. The next day I went
to visit that farm, but this was just a far-fetched dream at the
The only government job I could
transfer to in my profession was at the Veteran’s Hospital in
Fayetteville, so I filled out a job application there and went home.
Nine months later the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville asked me to come
for a job interview. The interview went well, and before I could get
home they had already called ahead and said I was accepted.
I called the Blueberry farm to find
that the owners had moved to Georgia and left a young couple to run
the farm. So I called the owner in Georgia. He was glad to hear from
me because the young couple had also accepted a new job, but in Kansas
City. And his reporting date was August the 5th. My reporting date at
the VA Hospital was—you guessed it—on August the 5th as well. For
this reason I am convinced that God did in deed move us here.
Can you believe such a string of divine appointments? To me this
was an overwhelming confirmation that God indeed moved me to this
green island of survival!
How ArkHaven Got its Name
The name "ArkHaven" is in reference to the Ark of the Covenant and to
Noah's Ark. Both of these Arks were covered with God's promise,
protection, and provision. Read
the ArkHaven story.
The Lord is certainly pressing
His preparation into the hearts and minds of those who have an ear to
hear. Are you one of them?
My vision is to form a community
of "a fellowship of intentional neighbors" that will be totally self sufficient, self
reliant, and able to operate outside the system when the economy
crashes. Some use terms like "Christian sanctuary", or "Christian
covenant" or "Christian centered", to describe this lifestyle.
We use such thoughts as self
sufficient, frugal, frugality, self-reliance, and sustainability to
define what ArkHaven is all about, but ArkHaven is Christ centered and
therefore much bigger than what those words can convey.
Here is the
testimony behind receiving this name. I like to walk in
a natural setting when I pray. On this occasion I was
walking in my four acres of blueberry bushes, up one row and
down the next, and my entourage of our dog and several cats
tagging along behind me. That is the setting where the
Lord gave me this name. I cherish that memory.
ArkHaven is a reference
to the Ark of the Covenant
and to Noah's Ark. Both of these Arks were
places of God's promise, protection, and provision. The ultimate
and future goal of ArkHaven Ministries is to form a Christian
community—a haven for end-time ministry purposes.
The original name was Ark-Ten, but God
allowed me to change it to a more understandable name—ArkHaven. When
the Lord first told me this name I mistakenly assumed that "ark" was an
abbreviation for Arkansas, and that "ten" was a colloquialisms for
"town," or Arkansas Town.
But the Holy Spirit quickly corrected me.
He said that this community is an "Ark" as in Noah's Ark and the Ark of
the covenant, and that "ten" is the number 10. I had to look up the
number 10 in Bible symbolism to see what it means.
Ten implies completeness of order, nothing lacking and nothing over. It
signifies that the cycle is complete and that everything is in its proper
order. Thus ten represents the perfection of divine order.
When we combine the two words (ark + 10)
we get this definition: God's place of provision protection and promise,
nothing lacking, until
completeness of order is seen.
The Lord impressed me to call North West Arkansas a "Green island of
1983 as I drove into the Arkansas Ozarks for the first time
the Holy Spirit came over me so powerfully that I should have
stopped the car. The Holy Spirit was giving me
confirmation that I was "home" and I knew beyond any doubt I
was to move my family here. One of the things the Holy
Spirit told me under that anointing has stuck with me to this
day (I forgot all the rest). He said this area He was
sending me to is a "Green Island of Survival." Since
have been many prophecies and visions that show this is indeed
a green island of survival. I interpret that island as
being the Ozark Plateau. Go to
to read documentation that gives strong confirmation that
this is in deed a divinely protected.
I believe there are probably other such green islands in the
world, but the Lord sent me to this specific one.
In 1990 the Lord Told Me
to Study Church History
The extensive studies I made over a two and a half year period
(and ever sense then) gave
me a lot more perspective into the mission of preparing His people.
For those first 2.5 years I studied around 40 hours a week
reading stacks of books on church history. Those last
6 months were devoted to studying the origins and founders
of all the schools of eschatology.
I read the church historians work from eight different
denominations. That is the only way one can get a well
rounded and fair take on what actually happened. Every
doctrinal group has their mindset and their interests to
Talk about an eye opener! Seminaries usually only
provide/recommend only history books written by scholars
in their denomination, robbing their students of that more
rounded overview I got.
All the pre millennial views (verses post millennial and
amillennial views) are less than 200 years old. Even
though all the church fathers for the first 400 years were
pre millennial, none of them made it clear whether the
rapture (catching away) would happen at the beginning or
middle or end of the 7 year period. Augustine gave the
church world the amillennial doctrine (known as Preterist
and Partial Preterist doctrines) around the year 400 A.D.
Most of the Reformation churches still hold those views.
There is where I saw the Acts model for Christian community
and how it helped early Christians cope with severe
persecution, tribulation, and martyrdom through the first
Here is some background to this story of when the Lord told
me to study church history.
Even though I had been a computer professional since 1965, I
didn't own a personal computer until 1990. When I
turned on my new computer for the first time I said to the
Lord, "Thank you! Now what shall I do with it?"
The Lord said to me, "study church history." That
upset me. "History? We are talking boring here!"
The Lord retorted, "Ken, what do you know about what has
happened in My church over the past 50 years?" I had
to admit that I knew very little.
Then He really let me have it. "Ken, what do you know
of what has happened in Christendom over the past 500 years;
the past 1,000 years; the past 2,000 years?" I
conceded and straight way went to a seminary library and
out 8 books. That is where the journey began.
And it revolutionized my thinking, my life.
should add that when anyone studies church history that
extensively, that person’s understanding will then go beyond
the boundaries of any given denomination or doctrinal group.
And the more anyone learns, the more they become humbled by
the magnitude of how much knowledge they don’t and can’t
know. Two pastors with doctorates in theology have
agreed with me on that point.)
recommend Jacob Prasch for his deep scholarship and sound
His knowledge of church history and Bible languages is
amazing. My wife and I have learned a lot from this
brilliant scholar and can recommend him highly.
is a Hebrew-speaking evangelist to the Jews and
a Bible scholar elaborating on the original Judeo-Christian
background and hermeneutics of the New Testament. He has
also been a conservative voice for biblically based
discernment among moderate Pentecostals and Charismatics
opposed to the seductions prevalent in today’s church.
In 1999 the Holy Spirit told me that Y2K was
going to be a non-event,
but that it would blind or inoculate people for the REAL
event to prepare for.
Testimony of Ken's Miracle Birth
There were three morbid reasons why Ken should
not have been born alive. And at the very best he should have had a
severe case of Cerebral palsy. But two praying grandmothers had
their churches praying for me. One of them prayed the Hanna prayer.
"Oh Lord, save his life and call him from the womb to ministry."
That prayer was answered.
Those three reasons were; he was breach, he was
too big for his mothers pelvic (9 ½ lb), and the umbilical cord was
wrapped around his neck three times. The only option available to
save his life was caesarian section, but in 1936 the caesarean section
procedure was not as safe as it is today. Of her four sons, only
this one time did she have these difficulties. Ken was her second
and largest son (she had 4 sons and no daughters.
His Mothers doctors told his Dad (Ed) that they could save
one life but not both. A caesarean section would save Ken's life, but she
(Helen) would die. But if they dismembered Ken, then they could save her
life. That is not an option anyone wants to choose between, but Ken's Dad
made the decision Ken would have made. He decided to save his wife
and hope for another child. He literally signed Ken's death warrant
by signing a release form giving the doctors permission to dismember him.
When the three Gynecologists had scrubbed they
entered the delivery room to dismember him, but upon entering they found Helen in labor and the nurse
trying her best to get Ken out of there. These compassionate
Doctors were moved by the nurses heroics and Helen's hopes and threw in
with them, and the impossible happened. He had turned and was headed
the right way. It was then discovered that the umbilical cord was
wrapped around his neck three times. His Mother says his nose was
pushed up between his eyes and took three days to come into the right
place. You can imagine the pain she went through for a few days.
But that was not the end of the miracle.
Ken was hospitalized for the first time in
his life at age
68 (in March 2005) with Streptococci Bacteria in his blood stream,
so this was not an illness or injury, but an infection. No surgery
was performed. Ken was in ICU for 3 days, and
in a VA hospital for 8 days in all. His doctor told him
that he came within an hour of dying when the medical team was able to
treat him with enough antibiotics to keep his organs from closing down.
All his life he has had nothing of any consequence wrong
with him, and today his health and physical conditioning is excellent (see
picture of Ken at
age 73 in November 2009). Looking for an
explanation, he attributes this miracle to the covering prayed over him at
birth by his grandmother Uptegrove. That covering has remained over him to this day. Ken is
very much into health, nutrition, and bodily fitness.
Is this covering part of the calling Ken has to
form the ArkHaven ministry described above?
Two weeks before Ken was hospitalized, his
mother died at age 95, and in December of the same year his wife died. As with Job, God brought good out of all this into
Ken's life to bring a change in his mind-set so that He can bless Ken
further. This horrendous year of Job's crucible taught Ken that life is fragile and death is sure, so
we must learn how to lay our lives down and be a dead man before Christ.
Then we can become truly committed to our calling.
Very recently the Lord brought a new wife
into Ken's life. They are very suited for each other. They both have
the same vision and Spiritual giftings. Her maiden name was Lora Lee
Gibson, but now she is Mrs. Lora Uptegrove, Ken's beloved wife.
But on October 7, 2013 at age 76 Ken had a heart valve replacement, his
first surgery ever. He had a heart murmur caused by Rheumatic fever
when he was 9 years old. And even though he was able to play
basketball for all those years and serve in the Army, old age finally
bright that valve to a state that it had to be replaced. The good
news is, this new valve will be in great shape for the rest of his life.
career as a computer professional equipped him to uses the apologetics
style of writing. Ken is well known for being
academic, thorough, and gracious.
desire is shut up in his bosom to see churches, cities, regions, and
whole nations completely transformed by the power of God.
In 1986, at age fifty, he went into full
time ministry, concentrating his efforts on writing a newsletter,
articles for a local paper, and working on a book. Since going into
ministry work he has studied church history and related subjects
extensively, such as Bible manuscript history, Bible translations, and
Holy Land archeology. He also is interested in such subjects as
cosmology, astronomy, geophysics, paleontology, anthropology,
naturopathy, and horticulture. His interest was never of
the intellectual sort, quite the opposite. His quest was more of
the spiritual sort, wanting to gain a broader and deeper
understanding of God and His creation. Leonard Ravenhill said in
one of his letters that Ken was "educated in the Holy Ghost school of
Ken was an honor student and
all-conference basketball center in his high school years (1952-56).
Then he spent three years in the Army (1957-60), two of which were
spent in Germany. In 1963 Ken married Joyce Smith. In 2005 both his 95 year old
mother and his beloved wife of 43 years, Joyce, died.
They have three sons and six grandchildren. Since then Lora
Gibson, another Godly woman came into Ken's life and eventually got
married. Lora is a prophetic lady who has the same vision and
giftings Ken has.
Ken's father was graduated from the
University of Nebraska in 1934. He was a Golden Gloves boxer in 1932,
33, & 34, and was a successful educator and coach for many years
prior to his sudden death in 1955.
Ken believes that anyone who has studied
church history extensively will have grown beyond the boundaries of
the fellowship of believers they believe God would have them worship
with. We can only be
in one church at a time, but our paradigm can be much larger than the doctrine
of that one church. That is why Ken feels that he can speak to the
entire Evangelical Christian community (and Ken considers Charismatics
and Pentecostals -- all who evangelize -- to be Evangelical). This uniquely qualifies Ken
to be able to edit the work of fellow writers from many different
been using the ministry name, ArkHaven, and the Noah’s Ark logo since
reference to Noah's
Ark of the Covenant)
has to do with
the protection, the provision, and the
promise of God associated
with these Arks. Which gets to our next point...
Tear Drop Vision
Around 1986 I was
writing an article when I decided to put a tiny Ichthus icon at the end of it.
But as I was drawing the Ichthus I had an open vision. The
Ichthus in the horizontal position began to slowly rotate into a
vertical position. As it did, the pointed head began to be rounded and
the scissor tail began to open until it transformed into a tear drop. I
heard these word as it took shape, "The tears you will shed." I
was reminded of Jeremiah who cried because the people rejecting God's warnings.
A BRIEF SUMMARY OF MY TESTIMONY
Born in November 1936 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Edward and Helen
Received Jesus as my Savior in the summer of 1946
Was in the Army from 1957 to 1960. Two of those three
years were spent in Germany.
Married darling Joyce Smith in July 1963 and we had three
Received baptism in Holy Spirit in January 1965 in St Louis,
Received my calling in summer of 1974 in Richmond Heights, MO.
Moved to Springdale, AR in the summer of 1985 by leading of
the Holy Spirit.
Was given the name to my ministry and the tear drop vision in
The Holy Spirit told me that Y2K was going to be a non-event.
My mother and wife died in 2005, and I came within minutes of
God blessed me with my second wife,
Lora Gibson, in 2006.
All of these should be expounded upon, and other major events
should be included here. Maybe some day I will.
This Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Definition
of a Visionary
"Some one, then, must undertake the ungracious
task of probing
and laying bare the evils of the age; for men
must not be allowed
to congratulate themselves that all is well.
If others will not, he will.
If others shrink from the obloquy of such a
work, he will not. He
loves the age too well; he loves his nation
too well; he loves his
fellow-men too well. They may upbraid him;
they may call him a
misanthropist, or a prophet of evil; they may
ascribe his warnings
to the worst of motives, such as pride, or
arrogance, or self-esteem,
or malice, or envy; but he will give no heed
to these unjust
He will prefer being thus misunderstood and
maligned, to allowing
men to precipitate themselves upon a ruin
which they see not.
Rather than that they should perish, he will
allow his own good
name to be spoken against. He will risk every
thing, even the
hatred of brethren, rather than withhold the
(28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) Goethe was a German
writer and statesman. A literary celebrity by the age of
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