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Recovery

Posted by on Jan 21, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

Will there ever be a recovery from the crazy situation we find ourselves enmeshed in today?  We are definitely at the end of an age but what comes next?  Will God’s people ever give up the foolish notion that God changed His mind and decided to end the world before it has come to its senses.  When will they realize they have been following Satan instead of God? 

Yes, that is exactly what they have done and are continuing to do.  The craziness will not clear up until God’s people get back to obeying God.  They believe they are in obedience but have become so weak, so lacking in their understanding of Scripture that they now believe a lie.  It is the lie that says God changed His mind!  Really?  But Cod is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8) and knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10).  He never needs to and never does change His mind. 

God loves His creatures with an infinite love and will not settle for partial obedience from His chosen.  They must come to Him whole-heartedly, without any reservations whatever.  He looks for obedience to His commandments.  His people must obey him in all things.  They must obey His command to work to make this world a God-fearing, God-obeying world (Matthew 28:18-20).

When will they wake up and begin to truly obey God?  Only after they begin to live as God’s people of the first and second centuries did.  These, in obedience to God, lived, as the Apostles taught them, in small communities and diligently studied God’s Word on their own.  They did so in small groups almost every day.  They didn’t rely on just a Sunday sermon as almost all do today.  They valued and treasured God’s Word as a precious commodity and sought to understand it thoroughly and accurately. 

Sadly, this spirit of ultimate victory did not continue beyond those early centuries.  Why so?  It was due to a relaxation of the previous harshness of the Roman emperors.  The later rulers recognized its benefits and became friendly to Christianity.  They supported rather than opposed to the faith.  This friendship of the world was actually a detriment rather than a blessing.  A sudden influx of new ‘believers’ weakened rather than strengthened the communities of true believers.  What was a solid block of faithful believers became a mixed multitude, some with and some without true faith. 

So what can we do today?  How do we get God’s people back on track toward true obedience?  It would seem that it would require a massive re-education effort.  But no!  All it requires is repentance, true repentance by a few of God’s people.  Some are beginning to realize that they’ve been wrong and the few will rapidly grow into many.  It hasn’t begun yet but as the situation worsens it becomes increasingly more likely. 

It may not be this year or even this century but an eventual resurgence of the faith is certain.  As the world situation worsens, the true faith will grow and eventually be worldwide in scope.  Unbelief will be a rarity and perhaps totally absent.  Jesus will return to a world that believes in Him.  The dead will be raised, some to eternal life and others to eternal punishment.  Which, dear reader will be your destination?  Is your commitment to Christ a total and truly from your heart commitment?

A New World

Posted by on Jan 14, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

This old world has deteriorated very badly and sorely needs renewal.  Its people walk about with downcast heads.  They know that something is wrong but are not sure what it might be.  They see that we have been going downhill for a long time, perhaps a century or more but have no clue as to why.  Many think that an end is near.  They believe that God will snatch them up to Heaven before things get even worse.  Where do such ideas come from?  Not from what God said in His Word!  The Bible tells us that Jesus will return to a world that believes and worships Him.  The source is lack of faith in what Jesus really said:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  (Matthew 28:18-20)

This passage tells us that we have work to do in this world.  Our assignment is to make so many disciples that the nations of the world become Christian nations filled with true believers.

The Christian faith grew most rapidly in the early centuries when there were no churches and no pastors.  There were Apostles that taught but God’s people were on their own almost all the time.  They taught themselves from God’s Word which they studied in small groups.  They overcame incredible opposition from the Roman Emperors but they persisted and grew.  In 320 A.D. there were so many Christians that the Emperor Constantine was forced to declare Rome to be a Christian empire.  The faith continued to grow in the centuries that followed but never at the rate it did in those early days. 

More recently, an evil lie has been spread that says God changed His mind, that He will not wait for His people to obey his commandment.  It says that He will end the world before it is truly a Christian world.  Really?  God changes His mind?  He is imperfect?  He doesn’t know all things?  We can’t really trust Him in everything?  If so, we can’t trust Him when He tells us we will live forever in heaven.  This is not the same God we believed in all these centuries. 

This rumor is false and all that help spread it are doing Satan’s work and not God’s work.  It is indeed very sad that so many were so weak that they believed it to begin with.  The lie started over a century ago and is still very much alive.  Even today, many of God’s elect hold tenaciously to this false, decidedly unchristian faith.

How weak God’s people have become! They believe in such a petty god, one that needs to change his mind and rescind his commandments.  But it’s not God that is weak.  It is His poor, foolish greatures that are so very, very weak that they could believe such an obviously gross falsehood.

How did this happen?  How did God’s people become so weak?  Why did they not recognize and react against Satan’s lies?  Why did they so gullibly swallow them?  It was and still is because they had relied on churches and pastors instead of their own personal study of God’s Word.  This neglect rendered them powerless and unable to recognize the lies as lies.  Churches can be an asset but, when they replace personal Bible study and discussion, they are a detriment and hurt rather than help. 

God is waiting for His people to reject Satan’s lie and regain the faith they once held.  The near future is in their hands.  As they continue to ignore the wake-up call, the world will become more and more wicked.  However, when they decide to end their foolish dreams, it could turn around very rapidly. 

When Evil Rules

Posted by on Jan 10, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

There is much evil in the world today.  God’s people are extremely weak.  Many have been deceived into believing that God changed His mind and will end the world before all the nations become godly.  What went wrong?  How did we get so far off-track?  Very simply, God’s people disobeyed God.  They were obedient for two or three centuries in the Roman empire but no longer have the strength of faith they had then.

Those early believers could not meet together in any public gathering as we can today.  They lived and studied God’s word together in small communities formed by the Apostles.  There were no churches with ordained ministers to teach or lead them.  They were on their own most of the time.  This highly restrictive and oppressive environment, however, produced true faith.  It grew to such an extent that in 320 A.D. the Roman Emperor Constantine had to declare Rome to be a Christian Empire.

Sadly, the vital spirit of those early centuries did not continue.  Christian Rome was increasingly tolerant toward the faith.  The closely knit small groups of believing families became larger groups that were less closely knit.  These were led by specially trained men called pastors.  Surely, these men were godly and taught well but they relieved the people of the need to study on their own.  As a consequence, the faith began to fade.  Churches that held regular weekly services were formed and gradually supplanted home Bible study. 

The faith continued but as centuries passed it grew increasingly structured.  By the 16th century, the rigid Roman Catholic Church dominated the West.  It ruled over the religious lives of essentially all believers.  It was so strong it was able to put serious dissenters to death.  It enforced its version of Christianity with an iron fist, putting objectors to death in an open display of their power. 

The invention of the printing press enabled those that resented the oppression of the Catholic hierarchy to voice their opposition, and The Reformation was born.  It divided the Christian West into two camps, the Protestants and the Catholics.  These fought against each other in the 30 years war that ended in a draw and a sad compromise.  It weakened the power of the Catholic Church but left it standing as a continual alternative to the true faith.  The inability to unify the West seriously impacted the Protestant’s ability to govern in accordance with God’s Word.  The Western World remained divided religiously and could not act as a unit.  

The subsequent five centuries saw little growth in the faith and a very significant setback.  Satan, seeing the weakness of the Christians had his servant C. I. Scofield write a bible called the Scofield Bible.  It was a traditional King James Bible with Scofield’s (Satan’s) notes embedded adjacent to the text.  It met with instant popularity in that it made the simple readers believe that with it they were competent theologians.  The book swept through the then very weak Christian community very rapidly.

 Church pastors that objected and refused to teach from Scofield’s notes were replaced and the poison spread to cover the entire landscape.  The world’s Christians and their churches were swallowed up in Satan’s trap.  The great majority of the world’s Christians abandoned the true faith and became Dispensationalists.  They are waiting, now over 50 years, for a supposedly imminent rapture. 

The expectation of a very-soon rapture event is beginning to wane but work on the Great Commission to make the world a Christian world is still at a virtual halt.  It will not resume until God’s people set aside their foolish expectations and get back to doing God’s work God’s way. 

Evil rules today only because God’s people have been immersed in a foolish dream.  When they wake up they will shake off this nonsense and the world will change. 

What Next?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

The last two years have seen much change in the America we once loved.  The duly elected President is not in office.  An unelected substitute presides in his place.  Evil men rule everywhere and rapidly grow more and more powerful.

The poisonous public school system has grown worse than ever.  It’s university-corrupted teachers now demand total control of the students during school hours.  They resent and object to parents’ requests for information.  They believe the children belong to them during school hours.

The list of issues could go on and on but what is the root issue?  What is the underlying cause of it all?  Is there a single cause or has the nation just lost it’s mind?  No, the problem is that the nation has turned its back on God.  A century or two ago Americans that believed, worshipped and obeyed God were a powerful force that led this country.  Today many Christians are waiting for God to take them out of the world in an instant of time.  They have believed a very subtle and attractive lie and given up their role as the nation’s spiritual leaders.

The lie is that God changed His mind, an utter impossibility!  God knows the end from the beginning and never needs to change any of His decisions.  God’s people should know this and should have rejected the very idea instantly.  The fact that they didn’t do so is an indication of how extremely weak thev have become.

Their weakness dates back five centuries to the Reformation and the 30 years of war between the Protestants and the Catholics.  Both sides decided that they had fought long enough and left the Western World half Catholic and half Protestant.  It was a sorry compromise. It discouraged and weakened both sides and left the West divided.

The lack of unity wasn’t just: you go your way and I’ll go mine.  It left both sides far weaker than they were before.  The Catholics compromised and stopped burning objectors at the stake.  Their inability to unify at home discouraged the Protestants from ever realizing a unified Christian world.  The goal of the Great Commission was weakened, reduced from making a Christian world to making converts.

The initial fervor of the Reformation is long gone and today’s world is divided between Satan’s followers and God’s people, many of whom are waiting for a Rapture event that isn’t coming.  They’ve been waiting over a half century now and some must have lost this foolish faith.  Many, though, still believe these are the last days and still foolishly wait for a rapture event.

God’s people must stop looking for Jesus’ return and get back to obeying God here and now.  There is a world full of unbelievers that need to hear the Gospel message.  Jesus will not return until we have completed the task He assigned us:

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matthew 28:18-20

A Problem with Churches

Posted by on Dec 30, 2021 in Articles | 0 comments

God’s people have always needed teachers.  In the early years of the Roman Empire, the teachers were the Apostles and their helpers.  These were far too few to teach every Lord’s Day in all the Christian communities they formed.  These communities of Christian families were on their own most of the time.  There were elders in each community that studied Scripture and taught on the formal Lord’s Day meetings.  These men were also available to answer questions and discuss the sermons during the week. 

The teacher-listener relationship was far less formal than it is today.  Questions raised by the Sunday sermons would be addressed during the week and all would benefit thereby. The sermons may well have stretched out to become week-long informal discussions. 

This was clearly a very different environment from what we see today.  God’s people did not rely on professional pastors; they taught themselves from Scripture and from the Apostle’s letters.  Each community grew in their knowledge of God’s word and in number as others were influenced and new communities were formed.

This is the only good explanation for the tremendous growth of the Christian faith in those early years.  In 320 AD, the Emperor Constantine had no choice but to declare Rome to be a Christian Empire.  Indeed, Christ had conquered the world of that day! 

The situation in those days was very different from what we see in today’s churches.  They fall far short of stimulating the kind of interactive Bible study that took place in those early communities.  The typical church-going Christian today does very little Bible study at home.  It is typically limited to listening to the Sunday sermon.  The growth rate of biblical knowledge was far greater then than it is today. 

The presence of and easy access to the inferior churches of today has resulted in the abysmal biblical ignorance that characterizes the current Christian population.  The quality of so-called teaching in most of today’s churches is often nothing more than entertainment.    

So what can be done to correct the present deficiency?  How do we dig out of the mess we’re now immersed in?  Very simply, God’s people must obey God’s instructions.  We must stop relying on our churches as the sole source of God’s truth.  To the extent we can, we must form ourselves into the kind of communities that were responsible for that early explosion of the faith. 

The impetus then was oppression from the pagan Roman Empire.  Its leaders persecuted God’s people, even fed them to hungry lions in public display.  These believers, knowing what was coming after death, sang hymns as the lions were released.  What would today’s Christians do in such circumstances?  Do they lie in our future?  What can we do to check and reverse the current antichristian trend?

As we begin to do so, more and more true believers will find each other and form godly communities in obedience to God.  As they grow in number and influence, they will gradually conquer this present evil world.  It will become the world to which Jesus will return in triumph as King of kings and Lord of Lords.

It may not happen overnight but it could take far less time than one might think.  When new converts become teachers of others, growth is exponential and the entire world can be covered rapidly.  It was done before in far worse circumstances and can be repeated today.  It will enjoy God’s blessing but it must begin with His people, His true followers.  Are you His follower?  It can begin with you. 

Freedom

Posted by on Dec 23, 2021 in Articles | 0 comments

America, the land of the free and the home of the brave is no longer free because its people are no longer brave.  How did this happen?  Why are we less brave than we were a century or two ago?  It is because we no longer have the faith we had then.  Without faith it is impossible to please God and without pleasing God we cannot remain free.   Yes, freedom is a gift God gives to His obedient children and takes away when they disobey.  This was the case with Ancient Israel and is the case today here in America.  Why so?  Is God so mean and strict that He immediately punishes those that disobey.  Not at all.  He has great patience with us and punishes us because it’s the only language we understand.  We are very much like unruly children that only respond to physical discipline.

How did this happen?  How did we sink so low?  It was a consequence of our extreme laziness and our failure to really study God’s Word.  This has made many Christians an easy target for Satan’s lies that appeared in a book that was written over a century ago. 

This book is known as the Scofield Bible.  It is an ordinary King James Bible with Scofield’s notes embedded within its text.  This combination of God’s Word and Scofield’s immediately adjacent explanation was irresistible to Cod’s then extremely weak people.  Two or more generations were strongly affected by the lies in this book.  They were led away from the true God and drawn to a new god, one that Satan and Scofield gave them.

As  a result of a very skillful deception,  many of God’s people now actually believe that God revised His plan for this world.  They believe He will not wait for a fully Christian world as He promised He would but will instead bring it to an end very soon.  This supposed revision of God’s plans of course has seriously impacted the evangelistic efforts of those that believed the lie.  They reasoned: What difference would a few souls make when so many will go to Hell regardless of how hard we work? 

So Satan looks at all that has transpired since his servant did his evil work and is filled with glee.  Well done good and faithful servant he declares.  We have succeeded in bringing God’s work to a virtual halt, to a tiny fraction of what it was before.  This would have been impossible a century or two earlier but God’s people had grown so weak that Satan’s lies were able to deceive a great many of them. 

So here we are a century later and many of God’s people are trapped in a bail-out mentality that many of them still sincerely believe is correct.  The Christian world the previous generations worked for so faithfully has long been forgotten.  Was all the effort they applied toward making the world a Christian world just a waste?  Why did God do this to us? they might ask. 

The answer is no, God never needs to and never does change His mind.  The problem is not with God but with Scofield.  Scofield’s god is not the God of the Bible.  It is Satan’s distortion of what God really said.  It is past time for God’s people to wake up and see they’ve been following a pied piper that has led them far astray from God’s truth. 

Sadly, it appears that this generation will probably not wake up in time to prevent a political takeover of this nation and the entire world as well.  A reawakening will come but not in time to prevent a complete collapse of the current governmental system.  It does not appear that God’s people will wake up in time to prevent it.  They need to feel the pain of God’s judgment before they even begin to see their great error and are driven to repent. Real recovery may be generations away.

Deception

Posted by on Dec 8, 2021 in Articles | 0 comments

 What in the world is happening in this world today?  Evil seems to be in control everywhere in the world, even in the once relatively godly America.  Yes, this country was once populated by God-fearing and God obeying people.  That, though, was five centuries ago and its faith has been declining ever since.  It is now greatly diminished from what it was then. 

What we are experiencing today is God’s judgment of His disobedient children.  They have grown so weak that Satan was able to deceive them into believing in another god.  This new god is one that changes his mind at times. He decided to change his plan for the salvation of the world.  It would no longer be the whole world but only a small fraction of it that will be saved.  Most, even the many that never heard the gospel message, will not hear and will go to Hell with Satan.

Dear dispensational believer: How do you know that this fickle god you have placed your trust in will not change his mind once again?  Will he perhaps drop your name from his salvation list?  How can you depend on anything he says?  Can’t you see that Scofield’s notes give you another god and not the God of the Bible?  He used a very old trick and put his poison into a book, the cover of which reads “Holy Bible.”  It is a unique book; it contains a Bible but it is also a commentary on the Bible.  The poison is in the commentary and even though only a small fraction thereof, it is still quite deadly.  Most of the commentary is benign but enough is false to turn God’s Word on its head.  It claims that the perfect God of Scripture changed His mind at least seven times and deals with man differently in each time period.  This is utterly ridiculous.  It contradicts what God tells us of Himself:

For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.  (Malachi 3:6)

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8)

The infinite, eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent God that created this world and the entire universe with the breath of His mouth, never needs to and never does change His mind.  God’s plans for this world and everything in it were set in cement long before He created the universe. It is indeed nothing less than a “uni-verse”, “one-word.”  It was the word that caused this world and every single thing in it to come into existence. 

Dear fellow believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you’ve been lied to and perhaps deceived by the most skillful liar in the entire universe.  His servant C. I. Scofield, author of The Scofield Bible, deceived many of God’s people.  They were and still are far too weak to see all the glaring errors his book contains. 

It’s time to put Scofield away and begin to study God’s Word without his help.  We also need to learn from our experience with Scofield and begin to study God’s Word more seriously than we have in the past.  God knows how weak we are and is ready to forgive us our stumbling steps.  But we first need to repent and turn to Him and His Word with all our hearts.

Responsibility

Posted by on Dec 4, 2021 in Articles | 0 comments

An interesting word; what is my responsibility?  To whom am I as an adult responsible?  Wives must obey their husbands but who must men obey?  Who are they responsible to?  All must obey the God that created them and sustains them in life.  But what does God ask and expect of His creatures?  He asks them to believe in Him and obey Him. 

Do they truly believe?  Do they obey?  Many try to obey and believe they obey but, due to a lack of understanding, actually fail to obey.  They obey incorrectly because they do not properly understand God’s Word.  They believe God has changed His mind and we are now in the “last days.”  They believe in something that is utterly impossible.  God never needs to and never does change His mind. 

They believe this because they read it, not in the Bible but in the explanatory notes that are included in the Bible they were probably taught from as children.  It is called the Scofield Bible, a Bible that contains Scofield’s subtly perverted notes immediately adjacent to the text.  These notes claim to explain the meaning of the text but at several critical points actually grossly distort God’s true meaning.  The notes claim that God often changes His mind but God, Himself denies this:

For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.  (Malachi 3:6)

Scofield produced his antichristian notes over a century ago.  They were incorporated in a book entitled “Holy Bible” that many of God’s people believed and supported.  It was published by the Dallas Theological Seminary, a den of iniquity.  This, perhaps unknowingly deceived agency published and released Scofield’s poisonous book.  It was subsequently promoted by their ten thousand graduates.  These men as pastors spread this false teaching in their churches and seminaries.  They thought they were serving God but actually were Satan’s helpers.

How did Satan do this?  How did he deceive so many pastors and teachers?  They should have been able to see through the many falsehoods in Scofield’s book but instead were totally taken in by it.  Actually, many of God’s more conservative teachers attempted to raise objections but were unsuccessful.  Their congregations were so enamored by a bible that explained itself so clearly that they demanded it be used in their churches.  Pastors that refused to do so were removed by their congregations and replaced.  Scofield’s lies replaced God’s truth for a very significant number of God’s people.

We now live in a world in which many of God’s children believe a fairy tale that says the end of the world is near.  They have given up their God assigned task of teaching the nations to obey God’s commandments and thereby making this world a Christian world (Matthew 28:18-20). 

The world is not in it’s last days just yet but it is approaching a serious crisis.  God’s people have neglected their responsibility as the salt of the earth too long.  Satan has been busy taking advantage of their neglect and is close to taking control of America and with it the entire world.  His success in this could result in a very lengthy and very serious decline leading to a total loss of the great freedom we have enjoyed for centuries.  America would no longer be the land of the free and instead become the home of the slaves. Do you believe Satan’s lie?  Have you given up all hope in God’s promise of a Christian world?  If so, you have fallen into his very cleverly laid trap.  You need to discard Scofield’s evil book.  There are many older and far better commentaries available.[1]


[1] See for exampleG John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible.    It can be found at:  https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible.

How Long?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2021 in Articles | 0 comments

Children are often impatient.  They and many adults as well want to hear instant answers to their questions and see instant results from their efforts.  They are so tired of day-to-day life and so very ready to believe any rumor or expression of hope for a change for the better.  America’s Christians have become childlike in their faith.  They look for the easy way out of the responsibilities God has given them.  They look for a rapture out of this world and an end to all the huge burden of responsibility God has placed on their poor little backs.  They grasp at rumors of any possible shortcuts that might be available to them. 

What is this huge burden of responsibilities that weighs so heavily upon them?  How does it compare with the many gifts He has given them?  They have been given the gift of eternl life in paradise in return for nothing at all.  It was a free, a totally free, gift from God.  He asks nothing in retun, nothing whatever for this incomparable gift. 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  (John 3:16,17)

God, having given this incomparable gift, then asks, merely asks, His so highly blessed children to spread the word of this free gift to anyone and everyone they can.  His purpose in this is a world in which everyone has received this gift, a world that believes in Him and lives forever.

How many, though, disdain and reject this huge gift?  Actually, no one left to himself accepts it.  Everyone, without God’s help, rejects the gift of life.  Even the faith to believe in Him is not our own but is itself a gift from God:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.  (Ephesians 2:8)

Dear reader, do you believe in God, and has He given you this huge gift, the gift of eternal life?  If you have received it, jt is only because God chose you, wrote your name in His book before He made the worlds, and at some point in your life gave you the faith to believe in Him. 

So, how long will God wait before He sends us some help?  He will wait until we begin to obey Him, until we begin to do the work He assigned us to do.  He will wait until we begin to make this world a Christian world.  It is not a task beyond the ability of God’s people.  All we need to do is obey the commandments Jesus gave us, His disciples for today:

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  (Matthew 28:18-20)

It’s really just that simple.  When God’s people put aside all their foolishness and get serious about obeying God the world will change very, very rapidly.  On the other hand, the longer we delay this responsibility, the more evil it will become.  The timeframe is in our hands!

Restoration

Posted by on Nov 20, 2021 in Articles | 0 comments

A couple of centuries ago America was a Christian nation.  A sizable number of its citizens were born-again Christians that looked forward to a Christian world.  Instead, we saw a Civil War followed by a whole century of wars.  Why?  Why did we fail so miserably in our good intentions back then?  It was because we failed to obey God.  Our faith which we thought strong was really very weak.  We thought we were obeying God but were not.  We were Sunday morning Christians that rested on a very sketchy understanding of God’s Truth.  We lacked the in depth understanding of His Word we should have had.

The enemy, Satan saw our great deficiency and used his servant to prepare a fairy story, the Scofield Bible, that took us unprepared and unable to resist.  God’s people were so weak that it seemed to them like manna from heaven but actually was poison from the pit of Hell.  It promised a very soon end of the world and a rapture that would take up all true believers before a very bad time of judgment came. 

A very large number of God’s people were deceived by Scofield’s fairy tale.  Scofield’s lies were so very attractive that those that saw through them and objected were pushed aside and ignored.  God’s truth was swept aside and replaced by Scofield’s highly tempting lies. 

A powerful force behind Scofield was the Dallas Theological Seminary, a cesspool of evil that trained and graduated over ten thousand purveyors of this evil doctrine. These misinformed pastors mistaught God’s people, duping them into believing Satan’s lies instead of God’s truth. 

Child of God, have you been caught up in all the turmoil these lies have caused?  Have you or anyone close to you been caught in Scofield’s trap?  Why have so many been deceived by what should have been seen for what it was, a pack of lies?  It was because God’s people were and still are so weak, so ignorant of God’s Word. 

They were and still are Sunday morning Christians that just accepted what they were told in church as God’s truth.  They didn’t spend the time and effort involved in true Bible study, on their own and with friends and family,  They coasted through life without giving God more than just an hour on Sunday.

Is this all the gratitude they display for the huge gift of life, eternal life, God’s gives those that truly believe?  Or is it that so many do not have the gift and merely pretend to be in the faith?  Doubtless, there are both but the general lack of understanding is very real.  Biblically ignorant or false Christians cannot and do not serve God.

The Infinite, eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent God that knows and controls all things has placed the future of this world in the hands of His people.  It is our responsibility and will remain so until a future generation arises that obeys His commandments:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  (Matthew 28;19,20)

The Greek word translated “teach” here is “mathetusate” which is better translated “make disciples of”.  All the nations are to be made disciples of Christ.  This is nothing less than a command to make the world a Christian world.  This command is given to all Jesus’ disciples, then and now!  It is what we need to be doing today!