By Jim Towers
With time running out, this may be the last letter I write to the church. It is a letter of warning to those who disbelieve and or abuse the Holy Bible, it’s prophecies and admonitions.
The Bible is a book like none other, it tells about our origins and how and why God created us. In the book of John, in the New Testament the narrative begins thusly, “In the beginning was the Word (Jesus) and the Word was with God and the Word was God; the same was with God and there was not anything made that was made without him.”
In the Bible, we are told not to lean to our own understanding, and that the thoughts and imagination of men can be deceiving. As hard as it might be to believe every word in it, “The Word of God proves to be true no matter who questions it.”
By omitting or denying any portion of scripture you are putting your life in peril, especially if you teach others to do the same. The Bible isn’t something to trifle with and inject manmade thought into. It speaks of itself as the inspired word of God, stating that, “That knowing this first, that no prophecy is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” 2nd Peter 1:20-21.
Sadly, today, there is falsehood everywhere, even in the church. Hypocrisy abounds, and many church leaders are leading the pack. With doctorates and diplomas, they strut through the congregation like peacocks looking down on the rest of us. Thinking themselves to be wise they have become utter fools in their self-righteous hypocrisy. Still others take these paying clerical jobs simply for security and have no calling on their lives whatsoever. Their lack of concern for their fellow man is evidence of their fruits, as Jesus said, “By their fruits you shall know them”. Some are even afraid of sharing Christ. A person lacking love and concern for others should never be in such a vaulted position. Far too many of them are too self-absorbed to be of any Godly good. Others are deceiving the flock and being deceived themselves by the adversary, the Devil. Preachers are falling left and right, often due to sexual misbehavior. (Denying one’s sexuality is a difficult if not impossible thing to do.) We are hard wired to procreate and to have pleasure in doing so, and without the Holy Spirit’s help with self-control we can’t help but fall into sexual sin.
Yes, we have all seen and continue to see church leaders acting as though they alone have Spiritual knowledge of Scripture because they have doctorates and degrees. Yet it was these very same type people are where responsible for killing Jesus Christ – a man who had no credentials except the miracles he produced and lessons he taught, (much of which is common sense.) They only wanted recognition for themselves. Jesus referred to such religious leaders as hypocrites and white washed sepulchers full of dead men’s bones.
Again the Holy Spirit comes to our rescue and we are told in the Bible that we don’t need anyone to teach us the Word of God other than the Holy Spirit – who leads into all truth.
Yet, even in this day and age and with all that’s going on, you might hear false Bible teachers say something like this, “We’ve been living in the Last Days for over two thousand years and no one knows the day or the hour when the end will come.” While this is true, the Bible calls such people scoffers, “Where is the promise of his coming? Foe since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue from the beginning of creation as before.” Amazingly they can’t see the forest for the trees.
All around us are sure signs that the end of life as we know it is racing to an end. Wars and rumors of war, untreatable pestilence (viruses), plus STD’s caused by promiscuity by those who are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, and let’s not forget the earthquakes and lawlessness that abounds.
We, dear friends, live in perilous times where truth is as rare as hen’s teeth. Lying has become a way of life for many with politicians leading the way. The news organizations who should be bastions of truth are anything but truthful.
Unless you’ve had a supernatural occurrence happen in your life you may be prone to be indifferent to prophetic scripture which is deeper than just head knowledge that one picks up at the local seminary. It is the reality of occurrence in ones life, it is called being “born again” which is a term almost forgotten by mainstream Christianity.
As a matter of fact some seminaries are putting out AI’s (those who are politically correct and have never really known God in a personal way.) Everyday these people make headlines by espousing man-made theories and promoting political agendas such as homosexuality as a decent way of life. Some even give their stamp of approval to infanticide by means of abortion. The latest trend is that it’s OK to engage in pedophilia or bestiality, (that is if the subject doesn’t mind.) The Bible clearly condemns such brutish behavior – repeatedly.
The Bible gave us the Ten Commandments which God through Moses gave to us. This was done so that we might know what God expects of us. They were given for our own good. Breaking anyone of the commandments can lead to sorrow or even death. When the Ten Commandments were taken out of our society it became a cesspool of sinful behavior. Without these guidelines mankind will do whatever seems right to him or her. Today there is chaos in our country for doing so.
Unless you read your Bible, you will never grow in faith. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Read it, study it, meditate on what it teaches, and you can’t go wrong. (Another wonderful benefit is that you will find peace for your soul.)
About movies: The new movie about Winston Churchill is a movie I would want to see. Also on my list of must see movies is “Twelve Strong”, a movie about a group of Special Forces on horseback doing battle in the mountains of Afghanistan.
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