The Coming Famine Of Truth
by David J. Stewart | March 2016 | Updated May 2017
Amos 8:11-12, “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.”
The apostle Paul fully understood the value and necessity of continual prayer. The Holy Bible refers to the freedom to preach the Gospel as “a great door” of opportunity. 1st Corinthians 16:9, “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.” Again we read in 2nd Corinthians 2:12, “Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord.” Don't miss that—GOD OPENED THE DOOR! And here's another Scripture which absolutely confirms that it is GOD WHO OPENS DOORS to preach the Gospel truth! Colossians 4:3, “Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds.” My friend, God opens doors!
As we approach further into the end times, when less people are becoming true born-again Christians, and fewer believers pray anymore for God to open doors to preach the Gospel—FEWER DOORS WILL REMAIN OPEN!!! This is clear Bible teaching. If the apostle Paul was required to pray for God to OPEN DOORS, and Paul pleaded with the churches to pray FOR GOD TO KEEP DOORS OPEN, then so must we pray the same thing. ARE YOU PRAYING FOR THE DOOR TO REMAIN OPEN IN AMERICA SO THAT THE GOSPEL WILL CONTINUE TO BE PREACHED?
Liberty is a gift from God, which can be forfeited by bad decisions. Liberty is the freedom to make our own choices. But the choices that we make determine whether we continue to have liberty or not! Americans enjoy a level of freedom and liberty unprecedented in world history (legally protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution), where you can speak you mind and say just about anything without consequence. I assure you friend, just as anti-hatespeech laws have already been made illegal in Sweden, Canada and other countries, so also will such evil laws soon by passed in the United States to enable the homosexual agenda further.
I sincerely believe we are going to see a nuclear attack in America in the decade to come, which will make the 9/11 attacks of the World Trade Center pale in comparison. This future false flag terror attack will be used to confiscate American's guns and finish implementing a fascist totalitarian police state that rivals Nazi-Germany!!! Presently, Americans are resisting the U.S. government, which has been hijacked by secret societies. The Illuminati (a generational group of Luciferian worshippers in secret societies who control Washington D.C. politics, our nation's legal system, the mainstream newsmedia, music industry, learning institutions and Hollywood from behind the scenes) were behind the 9/11 attacks. The Illuminati are corrupting our youth through the music industry, Communist Godless public schools, introducing kids to witchcraft through Harry Potter's witchcraft, desensitizing our youth through sexually perverse and ungodly television programming, corrupting youth through videos games, et cetera. If parents were awake to what is really happening to their kids in America, they'd be enraged with anger and demand swift justice!!!
I believe a nuclear attack of some magnitude is coming, sooner than later. It will be the perfect pretext for the Illuminati to complete the police state!!! By the way, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are the secret police of the Illuminati in America. It was Wall Street attorneys and bankers who started the CIA during President Harry Truman's administration, which Mr. Truman later admitted he had been deceived about as to the new department's true agenda. On April 2, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama warned Americans that a nuclear attack is imminent. If there is a nuclear attack,. the nation will be in chaos. Martial Law will be declared. If it happens while Mr. Obama is still in office, he will stay in office during the crisis. Guns will be confiscated with the military. Many Americans will die in civil war with the U.S. military. If you think it couldn't happen here, you are very naive. Remember, President Obama works for the Illuminati, you know, the secret societies which President John F. Kennedy warned everyone about, warning us that they were trying to hi-jack the office of the U.S. President!!!
We read in the prophetic book of Amos that in the Last Days God will cause a FAMINE OF HIS WORD!!! Amos preaches against the relentless wickedness of Israel, similar to the amoral conditions in America today! As with many passages in the Old Testament, Amos has a dual meaning. Theologically, this is called “The Principle of Double Fulfillment.” God's abundant mercy has a limit! There comes a point when God says, “Your time is up!”
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” —Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President 1801-1809
God is an incredibly patient and longsuffering God, but His anger will not remain asleep forever. Judgment Day is coming, and it won't be Skynet from the ungodly Terminator movie series!!! Isaiah 55:6-8, “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts.” This passage of Scripture is often misinterpreted and construed to teach works for salvation. This is incorrect, evidenced by taking into consideration such Scriptures as Galatians 3:2 and Philippians 3:9, which teach that eternal life is a gift obtained simply by the hearing of faith. We are saved by God's imputed righteousness, and not our own self-righteousness (Romans 10:3-4).
Albeit, it is not enough to get saved for God's hand of blessing to rest upon an individual, family, church or nation. Yes, God will save a sinner simply by faith, without keeping the works of the law! You don't have to forsake your sinful behavior to receive the free gift of eternal life. But this doesn't give permission to a believer to continue in a deathstyle of sin (Romans 3:31). God commands believers to be holy (moral perfection), just as God is holy (1st Peter 1:15-16). No Christian can live above sin, but we ought to try with God's power (Galatians 2:20). This means that every person has two choices to make:
(1) The first decision is whether or not you will obey the Gospel by believing it. That's how you get saved! If your hope for Heaven is that Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and bodily raised up three days later, you are saved.
(2) The second decision (after you are born-again) is whether or not you are going to follow Christ as one of His disciples. Lordship is NOT mandatory to be saved. Salvation depends solely upon God's faithfulness to keep His promise (Titus 1:2); whereas discipleship depends solely upon our faithfulness. Salvation costs us nothing, but discipleship costs us everything!
Thus, Isaiah 55:6-8 gives us the remedy for national healing. You can have eternal life simply by BELIEVING the Gospel. But you'll never be completely right with God until you turn from your sins as a believer. The latter has NOTHING to do with salvation; but rather, God's blessings. This is what Isaiah 55:6-8 teaches. There are two extremes concerning salvation, which are both heresies. On one extreme you've got heretics who say that a person cannot be saved unless they turn away from intentional sinful behavior (Galatians 3:2). On the other extreme you've got heretics who just say to, “invite Jesus into your life,” without admitting that they are a guilty sinner in God's holy eyes (Romans 3:19). You've got to know that you are a guilty sinner to be saved. Otherwise why would you need a Savior?
So we see that there are three Biblical types of righteousnesses here:
(1) Imputed Righteousness (God gives us His righteousness by faith, which is salvation)
(2) Practical Righteousness (living in obedience to the Holy Bible)
(3) Self Righteousness (a sure way to damnation in Hell)
The truth according to John 3:20 is that people living in sin won't come to the Lord to be saved, lest their deeds should be reproved by the indwelling Holy Spirit. When a person repents, that is, they change their mind, they come to Christ by faith and are saved. Then God commands us to follow Christ. 1st Corinthians 6:20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” 1st Corinthians 7:23, “Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.” No one has God's permission to continue in sin as a Christian (Romans 3:31), but they do have God's promise and security of eternal life regardless of how they live (Romans 4:5-6).
“God will meet us when we act in faith.” —Pastor Clarence Sexton
I heard this really great quote today by Pastor Steven L. Anderson...
“If you don't believe the Bible, if you don't believe in God, you can't really say that anything's right or wrong, with any real authority. ... Our morality comes from the Bible. Atheists just kind of make their own morality. It's just an objective morality that they make up. And then they try to impose it on you! Their morality!” —Pastor Steven L. Anderson; a quote from the YouTube video titled, "Eye For An Eye"; Full video titled, "Commandments From Exodus 6; published October 7, 2014).
Critics of simply believing the Gospel to be saved, like to accuse preachers like me of teaching that it's Ok to live in sin as a believer. I've never taught that. But unlike Evangelist Ray Comfort, who says in his, The Evidence Bible, that no believer is “safe” just because Jesus died on the cross. Ray Comfort Says Sinful Believers are Not “Safe” in Jesus. On page 1513 of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, under the section “Questions & Objections,” Ray Comfort addresses the statement: “Because Jesus died on the cross we are forgiven of every sin.” Here’s Ray Comfort’s reply to this statement:
“The forgiveness that is in Jesus Christ is conditional upon ‘repentance towards God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ’ (Acts 20:21). It is a gift that God offers to everyone, but individuals must receive it by repenting and trusting in Christ, or they will remain dead in their sins. No one has Biblical grounds to continue in sin, assuming that they are safe just because Jesus died on the cross. See 1 John 3:4-6.” [Emphasis added]
SOURCE: THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. 1513; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida
I disagree! A believer is 100% safe because Jesus died on the cross. Regardless of how a believer chooses to live, they cannot lose the GIFT of eternal life. How can you lose by bad works which you couldn't obtain by good works? Those are some very dangerous words by Mr. Comfort, “…assuming that they are safe just because Jesus died on the cross.” Are not all believers “safe” in Jesus Christ? Yes, they certainly are safe (Ephesians 1:13; Isaiah 28:16; Romans 10:11), but Ray Comfort teaches they are not. Ray Comfort is teaching heresy to say that believers who fail to forsake their sins are not safe in their salvation. Such reasoning places a heavy burden upon the sinner, requiring one to depart from sinful bad habits as a prerequisite to be saved. This is not Biblical repentance; but rather, reformation. This is behavior modification, not repenting (changing your mind) to believe the Gospel.
Woe unto the churches, for the Devil has crept into most of them! Today's religious congregations hear the truth, but it goes in one ear and comes out the other. Truth has fallen in the streets. Truth is a gift from God. The Holy Bible is a gift from God.
The Apostle Paul Kept Back Nothing in His Preaching
Acts 20:18-21, “And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”
I love the apostle Paul's forwardness in his preaching. Paul said what he meant, and meant what he said. Paul wasn't afraid to rock the boat, shell the corn, stroke the cat backwards, antagonize the crowd with the truth, and bring the house down! 2nd Corinthians 11:6, “But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.” Paul was bold, unapologetic and uncompromising in his preaching... like it or lump it!!!
Someone recently asked me why I am hated so much online as a preacher. The answer is found in God's Word. John 15:19, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” Anyone who tells the truth will be hated!!! John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” The world hates us as Christians, because we live godly in Christ Jesus (2nd Timothy 3:12), but it's really Jesus (the Living Word of God - Revelation 19:13) Who they hate, because He testifies against the wickedness of the world through the written Word of God. Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980) used to rightly say that Jesus and the Bible are twins! We learn about the Living Word through the Written Word. John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
I love everyone. I don't like to offend people and make enemies, truly. But I am a Christian and want the praises of God more than the praises of men. John 12:42-43, “Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” I know that the Lord is proud of me for standing uncompromisingly for the truth, and fighting against evil and heresy, even though I am far from perfect myself. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty doing the hard job. Preaching the truth is not popular these days. Preachers who expose the fraud of manmade Israel (aka, Zionism) are harshly censured and criticized these days. I preach what I perceive to be THE TRUTH.
Many of my web visitors tell me that they do not agree with everything I teach. I encourage them to research and form their own opinions, comforting them that you don't have to agree with me to be my friend. There's not a preacher alive or in Heaven that I agree with 100% on everything. That's the nature of THE TRUTH. I've received many e-mails from people, who once hated me long ago, thinking I was a nut; but now they love me like a brother, and agree with many of my teachings, having had their eyes opened by THE TRUTH over time. I understand that accepting the truth is a progressive process. People normally require time to process what they learn. It took me 7 months to wake up and change my mind about buying and passing out Chick Tracts.
Long ago, I was one of Jack Chick's biggest fans. But then one of my web visitors befriended me with THE TRUTH, trying to open my eyes to the heresy of Chick Tracts, which all say on the back page that you must “Be willing to turn from sin (repent)” to be saved. That is a false understanding of repentance!!! Biblical “repentance” is “a change of mind,” changing one's mind from wrong thoughts to believing the Gospel to be saved. It's that simple!!! Yes, repentance is necessary for salvation, but it doesn't refer to a manmade form of self-reformation.
Doctrinal Heresy and Falsehoods are Always Manmade
An easy way to describe and look at numerous heresies in the churches today is with the word “manmade”:
- WORKS SALVATION = manmade salvation. Biblically, we are saved by submitting to God's righteousness through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 10:3-4; Philippians 3:9; Romans 4:5-6).
- LORDSHIP SALVATION = manmade repentance (i.e., self reformation). Biblical repentance is a change of mind, changing one's mind from wrong thoughts to believing the Gospel.
- ZIONISM = manmade Israel (since May of 1948). God will restore true Israel at Jesus' Second Coming, after the 7-year Tribulation period.
- SPEAKING IN TONGUES = manmade manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit. Biblically, the evidence of Holy Spirit power is people getting saved (Acts 2:41).
- MODERN BIBLE PERVERSIONS = manmade translations. The Textus Receptus and King James Bible are God's inspired words.
- ROMAN CATHOLICISM = manmade religion. Catholicism is completely based upon fabricated manmade doctrines.
The producers of the New International Version (NIV) have a website at Biblica.com (the Devil's website). On a webpage titled, “The NIV's Commitment To Accuracy,” they teach that they don't use a word-for-word process while translating, because they claim it is hard for the reader to understand. Instead, as you can read for yourself by clicking on the provided link to their website, they use a thought-for-thought process while translating, which allows them basically to say whatever they want. God said what He meant, and He meant what He said. The apostle Peter said he had difficulty understanding some of Paul's writings (2nd Peter 3:16-17). These were the original autographs of the Bible. This shows us that God never intended for all of the Holy Bible to be easy to grasp, as we see with Peter, one of Christ's very apostles. That's why we are taught to “study” the Word (2nd Timothy 2:15), and “search the Scriptures” (John 5:39).
If God intended for some of the original Scriptures to be hard to grasp, then who are wicked men to attempt to correct God's Word, trying to make is easier to understand. As as I just evidenced to you, the translators of the NIV had to abandon word-for-word translation and go to thought-for-thought translation in order to change what God said. Evidently they think they know more than God Himself. What sinful arrogance, and Bob Jones University supports this evil.
“Move toward God in the light you have.” —Pastor Clarence Sexton
Bob Jones University (BJU), Dropping the Ball for God
Kindly, God deliver us from the slackdog Bob Jones University (BJU) crowd today, who preach on the topic of “wisdom” like a broken record, yet they woefully lack God's wisdom to even discern the Alexandrian satanic Bible revisions, which have crept in all manner of false doctrine into the churches. Here's a classic example, showing how the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) horribly corrupts Romans 11:6. Another gross example of theological incompetence and of crimes against the Word of God is the complete removal of Acts 8:37 from the modern Bible versions. And may I say, the King James Bible is not a “version,” it is God's inspired and preserved words!!!!!!!
I read a very applicable Scripture in church last night from Job 13:7, “Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?” All the compromised preachers today, who use and promote the Alexandrian Bible versions (which includes all modern Bible versions), are speaking wickedly in God's name!!! They are promoting corruptible seed in the name of Jesus', which is just as bad as cursing or blaspheming the Lord's name.
To learn about God's incorruptible seed verses Satan's corruptible seed, please listen to the precious 1994 MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled,“THE BATTLE OF THE AGES.” The Alexandrian Bible crowd are God's enemies!!!!!!!
As the modern Bible versions continue to take root in churches around the world, a famine of truth is coming. The famine has already started!!! Amos 8:11-12, “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.” To the same extent that you are using the modern Bible versions, you have spiritual blinders over your eyes and heart. Jesus plainly told the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
This Bible, that Bible, who cares, right? Well, I CARE!!! I believe the Lord wants me to expose BJU's type of phony Christianity, who urinate on God's Word every time they promote, use and support the Alexandrian Bible revisions from Satan. Yes, there is a famine of truth coming, and it has already begun in our psuedo fundamental Bible colleges!!! If I could sum up the entire Bob Jones camp with one word, it would be “INDIFFERENCE”!!! They despise and reject me (just like they do Jesus, Who is the Word of God, John 1:1-3, 14 and Revelation 19:13) because I am telling THE TRUTH. Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” When men mess with the Word of God, God messes with them!!! For the apostate Bob Jones religious camp to use multiple Bible versions, is no different than a married man who has fifteen girlfriends on the side. Think about that!
People Cannot Be Saved from Corruptible Seed
Someone asked me this week if I think anyone can be saved from reading the New International Version (NIV), if they only read 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 about the Gospel, and don't look at the other Scriptures. That is not a realistic scenario, because we are taught from the Bible itself to take into consideration the whole counsel of God (1st Corinthians 2:13). Isaiah 28:13, “But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.” The answer to the preceding question is “No!” That is, “No, I don't think a person can be saved from corruptible word!!!” The NIV is corruptible word!!! It is not plausible nor reasonable to think that a person will just look at 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 in the NIV, while ignoring the heresy in Mark 1:15 in the modern PERversions. If you take the whole NIV or ERV into consideration, you cannot find the Gospel.
NOTE: It is a dangerous thing to interpret a single passage of Scripture without comparing it to all the other Scriptures. For example: Mark 6:16, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Taken by itself, it seems to teach that water baptism is required for salvation. However, we see this is not the truth if we look at other Scriptures; such as, 1st Corinthians 1:17a, where Paul said, “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel...” Clearly, water baptism is NOT necessary to be saved, otherwise Paul never would have made that statement. In the Epistle of 1st John, John (the same apostle John who penned the Gospel of John) said that the purpose of his Epistle is so that professed believers can KNOW they are saved (1st John 5:13). Yet, John never mentions baptism even once. And for that matter, John never mentions repentance either. The only requirement to be saved is to see yourself as a guilty sinner in the eyes of a holy God (Romans 3:19), and to BELIEVE the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus' death on the cross for our sins, His burial and bodily resurrection three days later.
With that truth in mind, it becomes quite obvious what is dangerous about the modern Bible PERversions, which teach a false meaning of repentance, which teach Lordship Salvation in Romans 10:9, which leave off the Son of God in Acts 8:37, which leave out the virgin birth from Isaiah 7:14 in the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV), et cetera. I could go on for hours about the deadly corruptions in the modern Bible PERversions!!! Only a woefully ignorant person would even try to defend such wickedness!!! Job 13:7, “Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?” Not my buddy!!! I am preaching THE TRUTH. Anyone with a working brain can see that something is VERY WRONG with a church using two different Bible translations, that contradict each other. Check this out, case in point, showing a 100% contradiction between the modern PERversions and the trustworthy King James Bible.
Our churches today are starving for THE TRUTH!!! The modern Bible versions are poisoning the masses. You have to choose sides folks on the Holy Bible, you can't use two different Bibles; and if you do, it evidences that you are religious and not godly, and that you have become indifferent, and that you simply don't care about THE TRUTH!!!