Don't Chase The Pendulum
by David J. Stewart | January 2017
Ecclesiastes 1:4, “One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.”
I typed out this article while listening to Dr. Hyles' awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Don't Chase The Pendulum.” Please understand that my comments in this article don't necessary reflect Brother Hyles' teachings from his sermon. I don't want to speak for Dr. Hyles.
Solomon, speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God, said that there is nothing new under the sun. People are always looking for something new, because they are never satisfied. Mankind has never been able to govern themselves. This is why we always see a liberal U.S. President follow a conservative President. It is a pendulum that swings. Human government will not work. British Prime minister Winston Churchill said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried from time to time.”
The Holy Bible acknowledges how fickle we all are as human beings. When we live in one place, we wish that that we lived in another. When we choose to eat a cheeseburger, we wish that we had picked the pizza. If it's winter, we wish it were summer. And if it's summer, we wish it was winter. Deuteronomy 28:67, “In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.” So true! They were chasing the pendulum!!!
Politicians always run against the status quo (i.e., the existing state of affairs). Human beings always want what they don't have. It's in our nature. We all have the same feeling at times of FOMO (feelings of missing out). This is a common feeling that nearly everybody experiences. It's important as Christian believers that we all learn to be content with just God's presence in our life, and the awesome promises and comfort of God's Word. There are bed-ridden people who would give anything just to be able to walk of their own free will. We are all so blessed! There are homeless people across the streets of America, who would love to have what we easily take for granted, just having our basic needs met. We are so blessed of God!
Yet, Americans dishonor God in hundreds of ways. The newsmedia and TV networks are all ungodly manure-spreaders, proud, filthy-minded, accusers and rumormongers! Satan means “accuser.” Revelation 12:10 prophecies concerning the future demise of Satan... “for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” Unsaved liberals, Bible-hating homosexuals and Christ-denying religious professors—all the children of Satan—continually criticize true Christians for every sin, fault and imperfection we have. Hooray for the King James Bible!!!
In all of the change around is in the world, we need to anchor our self to things that don't move. We need to make some constants in our life. We need to get into the habit of finishing what we start, sticking with what we have, and being loyal to our church. Don't quit your church everytime things don't go your way. If you're in a Bible-believing, soul-winning, King James Bible only church, you ought to purpose in your heart that you're going to stay, come what may! We live in a flaky nation of liars and quitters! People don't even try to work out their marriage vows, they just divorce and move on. They're building a nervous life, nothing stable. We ought to get into the habit of doing the same things at the same time. We all need stability, which comes from having a schedule and making some constants in our life.
If you are a born-again Christian, and know it, you have wealth that Bill Gates doesn't have. Mr. Gates (who is famous for Microsoft) claims to be agnostic, that is, he's not sure if there is a God. That means, amongst other things, he is not a born-again believer, and would go straight to Hell to burn forever if he died right now in his sin of unbelief (John 3:3; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9). I say that with sadness! I don't want anyone to suffer in Hell. God doesn't want anyone to go to Hell (2nd Peter 3:9). Ezekiel 33:11b, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked.” We ought to weep when people die in their sins without Jesus Christ, going to Hell forever.
Pastors don't preach anymore. They're not preachers!!! Preaching is truth set on fire! I don't understand how any man who walks with God, can remain silent about the tampering of God's Word. Brother, it eats me up inside when I see Satan corrupting the very pure Words of God. Does your pastors get upset over the false Bible versions? If not, why not? It is because he is serving mammon (wealth) and not God. Jesus said NO MAN can serve God and mammon, it's one or the other. Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” I am serving God, which is why I have refused to ever take a penny for my labors for Jesus Christ! I'm not against those who legitimately do live off the Gospel, which is Biblically permissible (1st Corinthians 9:14), but I refuse to do it for numerous reasons! First, I want to receive a full reward in Heaven. Second, I don't ever want anyone to question my motives or sincerity for my labors in Christ. Third, I don't ever want my integrity to be compromised from an existing conflict of interest. Money does strange things to a lot of people. There's just something about money that once you have it, it has you!!!
The love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10). That's Satan's bait for all the Bible-corrupters today. One of the biggest sources of insecurity in the churches today are the ever-changing, modern, PERverted, snake-oil, unholy, manmade, Bible revisions.
Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) rightly says...
“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible—You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable! You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people—All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, Don't Chase The Pendulum (1986).
Most of our lives are wrapped up in things that are not constant, they always change. Consistency builds stability! This is especially true of children. We are cursing the next generation by continually changing everything. Youth today need some anchors in their life, some things that won't change. There's just something beautiful about grandma's old red chair. Amen! I remember a coffee table that my grandmother brought from Sweden in the 1940's. My mother was 13 years old at the time when they came to America from Sweden. After my mom's mother died in 1977, we had that precious coffee table in our living room. After my mom died, I kept that little coffee table. I cherished it. Unfortunately, due to personal suffering several years ago, circumstances beyond my control, I lost nearly everything I owned. The table was lost. But that table was a constant in my life.
I still have hundreds of cassettes of Dr. Jack Hyles' preaching that I bought while I attended First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana between 1985-1993. I was enrolled at Hyles-Anderson College during those years. Those sermons are a constant in my life, something that never changes. I thank God for Brother Hyles and all the thousands of sermons that I have of his preaching. Unfortunately, the Bible college that I attended has horribly changed, changing their position on the King James Bible. Whereas they used to believe and teach that the King James Bible is inspired, now they say it is not inspired. It is unthinkable!!! Respectfully, I wish they would repent and go back to their first love (Revelation 2:4). Christian believers all need an anchor to hold onto, and we have one, bless God... THE INSPIRED KING JAMES BIBLE!!!
Here's some ways to have stability in your life:
1. Don't chase the pendulum - Make some constants. Create some things that don't change—same school, same house,
same church, same job, same furniture, same barber-shop, et cetera. Create things that don't move! Generally, people who have ruts don't commit suicide; people who lack a scheduled life commit suicide. Babies get upset if they don't eat by schedule, and if they don't wake up at the same time, in the same bed, in the same home, going to sleep each night at the same time. Everyone needs constants in their life!!!
2. Stay in the same King James Bible - You'd be shocked how much insecurity all these new Bible versions are causing. Use only the old faithful King James Bible!!! People who consult a dozen different Bible versions on their bookshelf at home are creating insecurity and instability in their soul. The happy Christian is a King James Bible ONLY Christian!!!
3. Nature - The handiwork of God is all around us and it is constant. The seasons continually change, but they are
predictable and always happen. We ought to spend time observing nature. Kids today are so busy playing video
games and watching TV that they never look at the stars, watch the clouds, admire the fall leaves, et cetera. Most of
our lives are wrapped up in things that are not constant—things that we outlive. Why don't we get around things that
4. Attachment - Don't constantly change your environment. Keep that old furniture! Let your kids grow up with some constants in their life. There's nothing like home sweet home! Happy is the adult who can look back on, “The Home Place!” I feel so sorry for children who move two dozen times throughout their childhood. They go from one apartment to the next, oftentimes being evicted. Greed has ruined America! The ungodly criminal Federal Reserve Banks have ravished American citizens, stealing trillions of dollars from innocent people. America's entire economy is based upon BANKING FRAUD!!! God is going to hold those evil men and women accountable for every single penny they have stolen (Ecclesiastes 12:14; Revelation 20:13-15; Matthew 12:36). It will be a sweet day of long-awaited justice.
5. Schedule - We're sp undisciplined in America. There's an insecurity in the unpredictability of an unscheduled life.
It is wise to schedule as many things as you can, to give your life stability from predictability. Letting children sleep
in on Sundays build insecurity in them. The constants you have, the more stability!!! Stay in the same Bible. Stay in a good church that uses only the King James Bible, and teaches the simplicity that is in Christ, not Lordship Salvation.
6. Duty - One of the great dangers of retirement is that they have no duties or responsibilities, and become unhappy.
It's beautiful to see choir members and deacons, who've been faithful for 25 years. That builds stability in your life.
Keep yourself obligated. It helps you to feel more secure. This is good stuff!!! More suicides happen on Christmas
night on any other time of the year. Do you know why? Everyone is out of kilter, somewhere they're usually not at,
doing something they don't usually do, feeling a way they don't usually feel, et cetera. Will Christ find faith on earth
when He returns? It all depends on what the generation before them does!
Ecclesiastes 1:4, “One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.” Life is short. We'll all be dead and gone before long. One of the most important Scriptures in the Holy Bible is Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
Kindly, very few people fear God and obey His commandments. And sadly, most of the few people who “think” they are obeying God have been deceived by the Devil. For example: Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah's Witness are both satanic religious cults. Both groups teach that a person is not saved who continues living in willful sin. That is not the free Gospel taught in the Scriptures. Most people who “think” they are obeying God are really obeying men who've deceived them. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. That statement adequately sums up both the SDA's and JW's. Both groups have imitated all of the characteristics of the outward, superficial, Christian life, while never actually being born-again. Combined, these two demonic groups have deceived upwards of 25,000,000 people!!! I am being your friend to share the information with you. The Devil is not your friend. You get saved by BELIEVING the Gospel. END
Job 13:15, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “
Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”
“The only inspired Words of God
are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
“And brother, any time anybody ever casts any reflection upon the accuracy and the inspiration—verbal inspiration—of this Bible, I'll guarantee you he was inspired by the demons. I'll guarantee you! I don't care if he's got a 'reverend' in front of his name. I don't care if he has a clerical collar on. I don't care what school he's been to. He's of the Devil if he says that the Bible is not verbally inspired by God!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a great quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Satan's masterpiece.”
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)