Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 5:20-24
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Its a LOST WORLD! So lost that they don’t even know they need SAVING!
In March 27, 1915, J. Schaller wrote: (Modern) Science, the fetish of the modern world, reincarnation of the ancient idol Philosophy, scrons the boundaries which will forever mark the limit of plain science. From some bare foothold in fact, Science vaults into the saddle of that spirited steed Imagination and sets out to uncover the veiled mysteries of the universe.…Science has been determinedly at work to overthrow the foundations of faith and has succeeded in deceiving thousands to their eternal detriment. An accomplishment of which Science is especially proud is the successful destruction of faith in the Scriptures as the real revelation of God.….Thus since Science (not plain since, mind you!) is at war with the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, it follows that all true Christians must be at war with Science. They cannot sit complacently by while the vain imaginings of the princes of this world are offered as true answers to the most vital questions with which every human being is concerned.Fifty Reasons, Copernicus or the Bible; Forward
But this opinion is false and a blasphemy against God who is the true author of the Bible. If the Bible errs in secular and earthly matters how could it be our guide in matters spiritual and eternal. Says Prof. “LW Dorn: It is impossible that a passage of Scripture should intend to endorse false conceptions. “The doctrine of the Lord is perfect.” says the psalmist. “Thy Word is Truth” says our Lord and Master Christ himself. What God has inspired, that is correct, that is true, may it concern the way of salvation in a restricted sense or other things which the Lord has spoken as truth in the Scriptures.What God speaks through holy men, always complies with the facts, the real condition. If therefore, it should be that case that that which we perceive with our senses or which we know by our reason were contrary to the Word of God, we must not follow our senses and our reason but trust in the Scriptures that they are right. In nature, in history, in all branches of human knowledge he is acquainted with everything a thousand times better than the wisest of men on earth. Our eyes may deceive us, our ears may deceive us, all of our senses may deceive us. The reason of the wise and learned men on earth, often wanders on peculiar and wrong roads, but God’s Word never deceives us. The true, correct meaning of the Bible-word never leads us to false, erroneous, conceptions. The Bible is always right in all things. It tells the truth about all things about which it records something, for its words are the words of the Holy Ghost.” (Syn. Report Tex, 1910, p 68f) The Christian who takes Scripture as an infallible guide, is able to take forth the precious from the vile, and to detect unchristian hypotheses and deductions.The intended meaning of the Holy Ghost is but one – the literal sense.“The real and original meaning of any passage is the one which the Holy Ghost intended and which is given by the original meaning of the words themselves. (J. Gerhard, de interpret., 133) “The literal sense of every passage is only one. Were there more literal meanings of a passage, the Holy Scriptures would be altogether dark; for to mean not only one , is equal to mean nothing certain. What is spoken in a manifold sense is ambiguous. But to say this of Holy Scripture is wrong.” (Aug. Pfeiffer, Thesaur. herman, cap. III p. 140.) “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119, 105. “The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgements of the Lord are truth and righteous altogether.” Psalm 19, 8, 9, Of two or more interpretations all may be wrong, but ONLY ONE CAN BE RIGHT, and what the text is thereby understood to say is true, being what God would have us know and hold, because THUS SAITH THE LORD.” (Fundamentals of Interpretation, Quarterly, 1897, p. 434.) “The literal sense of the one and the same passage is only one. For in every language and in every kind of speech it is a custom that the author intends to indicate only one meaning by the same words which standin one and the same context, unless he (the author) speaks with the intention to deceive.” (aier, Comp. II, 43) “Holy Scripture cannot have a manifold meaning or it is ambiguous. Only a deceiver ascribes to Holy Scripture a manifold meaning. It is not in the power of man to decide if a passage is to be understood in the real literal sense or not. We must not deviate from the literal sense of a word or sentence, unless Scripture itself urges us to do so.” (Syn Report, North, 1867, p. 40, 43.) Because God speaks, it does not behoove you frivolously to turn His word as you will, unless necessity urges you to understand a text otherwise than the words read, namely, when faith does not allow such meaning as the words give.” (Sermon on Genesis.) We insult the Holy Ghost, the divine author of the Bible, if we carry into it the explanations and thoughts of our own human reason or the so-called facts of “Science”. ONLY HE is lead by the Holy Ghost and honors God who accepts the plain speech and words of the Holy Ghost. Prof. R. Lange: “Never are the divine sayings by divine weakness and frailty, as it were, mixed with any error which human sagacity and human wisdom must remove, as if man were to correct a divine mistake. Everything which is carried into the words of God by a human explanation, intended to correct and improve the same, actually changes the divine word and the divine meaning which is implied in that divine form. Such change tears down the divine character and the divine origin of the word; it abolishes God’s Word and puts man’s word in its place.” (Lehre and Wehre, Forword 1880.) The Bible is very able to explain itself. There is no clearer book on earth.As soon as we drop the verbal meaning of Scripture, thinking we must do away with ‘contradictions,’ we are lost and put our opinion, or the opinion of our party, in place of the Scriptures. (Dr. F. Pieper, Ibid, p=254.) The only safe course is to have a simple faith in God’s Word. It is the Word of God, of which it still holds g. ood that heaven and earth shall pass away, but that God’s Word SHALL NOT pass away. God’s Word is as firm and immovable as God Himself. Oh the foolish Christian who bases his faith upon the fallible human reason! Nor should the foundation of our faith be reason in some places and God’s Word in other place, nor God’s Word squared with corrupt reason of man, but His Word and His Word alone and always, in its plain simple and definite statements. This ought to be the position of EVERY TRUE CHRISTIAN.Do you think that the Holy Ghost does not express His word with certainty and carefulness, or does not know what He says? Were it possible that God means the contrary to what the words indicate, than who could trust Him any longer in any of His words?Luther: “They should know that one Word of God is all and all are one. If the Bible is false in one, it is false in all. “If the Bible errs in astronomy, geology, physics, chronology, etc., then you can also in theological questions believe it in only so far as you have from other sources, convinced yourself of the correctness of the statements.” (Prof. Bente, L & ., 1904, p.87) A Christian conscience cannot come to rest before it is in full harmony with the Scriptures in everything it believes–believes for the reason that Scripture says so. Luther: “Nothing is more blessed than conviction, and nothing is more wretched and nearer to Hell than uncertainty. ” (7 Cal 26.) And likewise the illustrious Luther dogmatician John Gerhard said: “They dishonor the Word of God by saying that it accommodates itself to human opinions” “In a word, there is no sufficient certainty but of Scripture only, for any considering man to build upon. This therefore, and this only, I have reason to believe; this I will profess; according to this I will live; and for this, if there be occassion, I will willingly and even gladly lose my life, though I should be sorry that Christians take it from me. Propose me anything out of this book and require whether I believe it or no; and seem it ever so incomprehensible to human reason, I will subscribe it with hand and heart, as knowing no demonstration can be stronger than this: GOD HATH SAID SO, THEREFORE IT IS TRUE!” (Works of Wm Chillingsworth, M.A. Oxford University Press, 1838 Vol II pgs 410, 411.)The above Excerpts were taken from a wonderful book called: Fifty Reasons, Copernicus or The Bible, Frederick Emil Pasche
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. John 1:1-17
Once you truly KNOW God, you will have no doubt that the Word of God is real and true. You will have power to live your life free from the bondage of sin and death. You will have the power of the Holy Spirit to guide and protect you through everything that this life throws at you.
For the word of God is quick (alive), and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:12-13
In case you have been asleep the last 30 years, here is a little secret you should know. BIBLE PROPHECY is being fulfilled on a daily basis. Everything that God said would happen in the ENDTIMES is happening now, exactly the way that he said it would. That is how you know that the Bible is TRUTH. God is the only one who knows the end from the beginning and he has always let his people know what was coming. He even says that is how you will know that he is GOD, when things happen just like he said they would.
I am the LORD; that is My name! I will not yield My glory to another or My praise to idols. Behold, the former things have happened, and now I declare new things. Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.”Isaiah 42:8-9
I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it comes to pass, you will believe that I am He. John 13:19
Everything in the Bible has happened exactly as GOD said it would. Jesus has fulfilled the first of the feasts exactly as they were proclaimed and rehearsed. He will come and fulfill the rest. He gave us a complete breakdown of what to expect in the last days and they are lining up exactly as he said. That is how you KNOW that GOD’s WORD is TRUE!!
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matt 24:4-44
You don’t have to worry about how the scribes may have changed the word or “handled it falsely”. No matter what the enemy does to try and discredit God’s Word, you can KNOW for yourself what is true. You can go right to the source HIMSELF. GOD will teach you from His WORD. The Holy Spirit will guide you to ALL TRUTH. No matter what is written on the paper. You are not locked into that book. When you become a CHILD OF GOD, He will speak right to you, and write HIS WORD on your HEART! So when they make it unlawful to have a BIBLE you do not need to fear. The WORD is hidden in your HEART and GOD will comfort, guide and protect you.
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. Deuteronomy 8: 2-3
But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:4:
PUT YOUR FAITH IN GOD! FOLLOW CHRIST! KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS! WATCH AND PRAY!!!
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the Word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the gospel is preached unto you. 1Peter 22:18 – 25