A Voice in the
October 27, 1997
The Last Hour: 1John 2:18-19
The Last Hour: -Dreams
I do believe that anti-Christ's abound and many are false teachers from Christianity but do you really base your doctrine upon dreams?!
You at first seemed level headed but did you hide this type of thinking from your web page on purpose?
I cannot in good conscience continue to allow my name to appear on your mailing list. I don't want my good name to be connected with "dreamers" so please remove me from your lists!
Peter had visions.(Acts10) Paul had revelations. (2Cor12) The whole book of The Revelation was based on revelatory visions which John had at Patmos.(Rev1:10) Not to mention O.T. dreams; Joseph, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, etc.
But, no, my dreams were not "revelatory." They only "confirmed" what I was already observing through my spiritual eyes.
As for doctrine, may I suggest you read the piece again. Doctrine came from 1Jn2:18-19, and other relevant passages. ...from SCRIPTURE.
I know what it's like to try and live my life without God... but to have the presence of the Lord completely removed.. my mind recoils from that thought.. like drawing back one's hand from something hot... I don't even want to get close enough to touch it....
This is where the "church" is today. Everyone pretends to follow Scripture, but it is based on individual "feelings about" and interpretation of it, and "preferences" regarding what is (or isn't) God's Word...rather than accepting the firm and sure, "Thus says the Lord."
The Last Hour: -More Desolations
Eventually, their true colors become more readily apparent. They will
be seen accepting Templeton Prizes in harmony with all sorts of
humanist religions. "
Though I do agree with the main teaching of the above quote I have a little problem with the last 2 sentences of your quote. I am not sure why you equate the acceptance of the Templeton Prize as the showing of a Christian leaders true colors as a false Christ? It seems to me that you are singling out a particular person by that statement, the most recent Templeton Prize winner Bill Bright. Is there something that you know about Bill Bright that would make him a false Christ? Could you please inlighten me on your reasoning for the above quote? Thanks.
As for Bill Bright, himself...I don't know him. Never even heard him speak. But I know of his organization, Campus Crusade. And, while I have had some good friends in the organization in past years whom I have respected, "lesser entities" working in specific locations; as a whole, Campus Crusade has always had some fundamental problems.
First and formost of which is the "gospel" they used to preach with their "Four Spiritual Laws." First "law" starts out, "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life." The only "plan" God has for the unregenerate is "death"(Rom6:23) and "wrath"(Rom1:18). Yes, He "loved" the world and sent His Son (Jn3:16) as the provision for eternal life. But the sinner must first realize his utter sinfulness, and agree with God's word that "All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way."(Isa53:6) and the "need" for salvation... Not.. as one of the next laws states something on the order of... we are ever striving to "reach to" God, and so Jesus' cross provides that "bridge." (I'm assuming here that the "4 laws" haven't changed since I last saw them 30 years ago..?)
And Bill Bright heads that all up.
I'm really sorry to hear that Bill Bright has now joined the ranks "officially" in this manner by accepting the Million Dollar prize, and by doing so, "endorsing" those who promote ecumenicity of all world religions, and agreeing with them.. "that he is PART OF THEM and what they strive towards." But, hopefully, from what I have said here, you will realize I was not "picking on him."
Yes. "Distressed" is an appropriate word. As 1John says, "that they might be made manifest, that NONE OF THEM were of us."(vs19)