A Living Dog Is Better Than A Dead Lion

By David J. Stewart | June 2019

Ecclesiastes 9:4, “For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.”

       I am tired, but determined. Even though my wife cruelly divorced me in 2006 (still blaming everybody 13 years later except herself for her failures), and my adult children dishonor me (by wanting nothing to do with me), and the local Baptist churches on Guam reject and despise me (because I faithfully tell the truth that there is only one Holy Bible and only one Gospel)—I will stand alone if I have to, until my last dying breath, for the inspiration of the King James Bible, and the simplicity of the Gospel. I am a living dog!

I once heard my mentor of the Christian faith, Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), say that any church which denies the inspiration of the King James Bible is not a real church. I have to agree with him. How can any group of believers call themselves “a church” while denying that the Holy Bible is inspired that we hold in our hands? I am not trying to be unkind, nor make enemies, but that is what I believe to be the truth. I will fight until my last dying breath for the inspiration of the King James Bible.

The Bible says that a living dog is better than a dead lion. Ecclesiastes 9:4, “For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.” Dr. Jack Hyles (my hero) was a lion of the Christian faith, but he is gone on to Heaven; I am just a dog in comparison of the Christian faith, but I am still alive on earth, and able to fight the good fight of faith, and uphold the truths for which Brother Hyles gave his blood, sweat and tears! I will continue to be a “CHAMPION” for the inspiration of the King James Bible, as Brother Hyles proclaimed he would be, because a living dog is better than a dead lion.

I love my family very much, and they are incredibly dear to me. My former wife and our 4 biological adult children are precious to me. We have caused much pain for each other in our family. My son is 30 now. Wow! It seems like just yesterday that we were playing Nintendo 64 Super Mario Kart together in 2008. I miss all those videos games that we played together as a family. My two oldest daughters stay busy today working, and I am proud of them both, but I wish they would spend just a little time, once a year at least, to remember their father and mother. Our youngest daughter is married and has a precious son. Kids these days just want to go their own way, and forget about Mom and Dad, but I've never quite understood that. Families should stick together, not be ostracized from each each. That is the Devil, not the Lord. Parents need to feel like they haven't become obsolete to their adult children. And so, I am praying for them all, and sad that I don't hear from them at all, but I love them dearly always in Christ my Lord.

I have never given up on my former wife, but she is stubborn. She refuses to listen to me, so I cannot help her grow, and that keeps us a apart. Rebel Wives And Broken Homes. I have tried to have lengthy talks with her, but she doesn't want to hear about her failures, and so we are a house that is divided still. For a marriage to work, the man must be in charge, and the wife must have a submissive role and attitude. For a divorced wife to have a hostile spirit of blame against her husband, 13 years still after the divorce, is poor soil to rebuild a marriage on! It cannot be done, but I have been trying, to no avail, and am very tired with it, and wanting to move on with my life, which I should have done a decade ago. I am so very tired in my body and soul.

I also have stenosis and radiculopathy in my neck, which I was diagnosed with in 2004. Those are big fancy medical words for constant chronic pain in my neck, and radiating pain and burning in my nerves throughout my body. My neck problems began with a severe bus accident in 1992 while voluntarily driving a church bus for the Lord, at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. My driver's seat was broken off its hinges after being rear-ended by another bus. Someone had left an abandoned car on the highway, which caused the accident, involving three buses. I have no regrets for driving a church bus for 4 1/2 years. I am so glad that I wasn't injured driving a beer truck. A workplace injury (falling down a 15 foot high mail-slide at the U.S. Postal Service) in 2004 worsened my condition, which was a blessing in disguise so I could get disability. My health afflictions subdue my spirit and stifle my ambition to go anywhere or do anything, which makes doing anything more difficult. I am not complaining, God knows my heart. I count my blessings every day, when I read the horror stories of what others are enduring. My family doesn't understand how my chronic pain and related prescription medications affect my mood, and they don't cut me any slack, which is difficult, but my love for them is unconditional. My burdens are my burdens. Pray for me my friends. And, Thank you!

Just chalk it up anyone who is reading this—I am a Pitbull for the Lord, championing the inspiration of the King James Bible. Go ahead you prophets of Balaam, call me “a cult” (as the shameful pastors did at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, who are the shameful Bob Jones University crowd). I am just a dog for the Christian faith, but I am hungry to preach THE TRUTH, and I have sharp teeth and am not going to release my bite into the Devil's leg! The leash is off!

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1st John 4:1, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

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