Fact is stranger than fiction

Apr

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2022

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April 19, 2022 – Click here to listen

Recently I discovered that some readers of Words for the Day in a particular office seem to think that all my “talk” about our living in the “Last Days” and the end of the world possibly bearing down upon us in the not too distant future is just someone, (me), “talking out of my head”.

No, “I’m” not talking out of my head; I’m reading what I’m saying directly out of the Bible. If you think this is crazy talk then – please – take it up with God or whomever you think wrote the Bible and not me.

I’m often asked what denomination I am, and I respond that I’m non-denominational. Some will get up in arms over that too, but I’ve read the Bible cover to cover numerous times and cannot find any mention of Jesus belonging to a denomination. So why should I commit to one and why would anyone want to criticize me for not signing on to one?

I get bombarded over many things written in WFTD. For example, if I say anything about a husband being decreed as being the head of the household in a marriage, children being lovingly disciplined with corporal punishment, abortion being a dark sin, homosexuality being considered an abominable perversion, Jews being God’s chosen people, we should tithe and give offerings above that, women should not teach men in the church, and other unpopular politically incorrect positions in today’s society it unleashes a torrent of nasty e-mails and sometimes threats.

First, let me say that these aren’t “my” positions.  Shake your fist at God and His Bible if you like, but don’t vent at me. I base my belief system strictly on the Bible and when I write about any subject, I always include Holy Scripture to reference it.

I believe that the Bible is the Holy Word of God and I base my entire belief system upon it. I try my very best not to add to it, or take away from it, and I would not dare to try and change its message in any way. The Bible warns in James 3 that not many should be teachers “Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly”. I believe that verse! In fact, I would not take a chance on it and would not teach at all if God would allow it, but the few times I have tried to retire from writing WFTD or from public speaking, the Lord made me miserable.

Since He will not allow me to escape teaching, I study hard and pray that God will not let me ever say anything that misrepresents His divine message to the world. Not because I give a whit what some person might think about me personally, but because if we are to teach God’s word it should be accurate, or we will face judgment for doing so.

Many denominations and their leadership today are outright perverting God’s word. Some are denying that Christ really died on a Cross and stating that there is no such a thing as sin. Some elevated church leaders have known that pedophile priests have done unspeakable things to children and yet not removed them from their positions. Some are preaching an anything-goes-feel-good philosophy of no heaven above us or hell below us that sounds as though it’s straight out of John Lennon’s song “Imagine”.

Fact is stranger than fiction folks – That was predicted by God too.

  • Universal apostasy (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4)
  • The watering down of the gospel, teaching the doctrines of man rather than those of God.  Even priests will be led astray.  (2 Tim 3:5, Matt 15:9)
  • False prophets and false Christs (Matthew 24:24)
  • Good will be called evil and evil good. (Isaiah 5:20)
  • Gospel to be preached to all of the world (Matthew 24:14, Revelation 14:6)
  • Worldly knowledge to increase (Daniel 12:4)
  • Israel to be restored as a political state (Deuteronomy 28:64, 30:3 Jeremiah 29:14, 30:3 Isaiah 43:5-6, Ezekiel 36:24, Amos 9:14-15
  • Earthquakes, floods, famines, plagues, and diseases such as the world has never seen. (Matthew 24 and Luke 21)
  • Peace taken from the earth.  Wars increase throughout the earth until war is on every land (Matthew 24 and Luke 21)
  • Increase in the wickedness, murder, and crime among men.  Increase in belief in the occult. (Matthew 24, Luke 21, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 4:3-4)
  • People will not believe the signs (2 Peter 3:3-4, Matthew 16:1-4)
  • Increase in persecution of the Christians (Matthew 24:9, Mark 13:9)
  • Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Tim. 3:5

As for Bob Williamson, I want to emulate Jesus Christ and I shall never deny His power. Albeit it is a lofty goal to emulate Jesus Christ the Son of God, but if we do not aspire to great things, we cannot hope to achieve them.

I study the Bible daily to learn more about how to emulate Jesus. I realize I am merely weak flesh and will not always succeed but seeking the truth and learning what we should be doing will go a long way in living our lives in such a manner that God can bless us. I invite you to do the same, (while there is still some precious time).

2 Tim. 4:3
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

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