The exposing of extensive failed prediction may be a shock for some. However,
the Bible says that we are to ‘prove all things and hold fast to that which is
good.’ (1 Thess. 5:21)
Withdraw from those who falsely predict, and seek a “wiser way”. There’s too
much at stake. This may be hard, as some exclusive groups reject their
dissidents with scorn. Religion can bind and blind the mind like nothing else.
— Where do we turn?
The apostle Paul was fanatical about his religion — convinced he had the truth.
He persecuted others for their faith in Jesus, but one day he was set free from
it all and discovered who Jesus really was.
He said concerning his religious past and association: ‘ . . . I count all
things but loss for the excellency of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have
suffered the loss of all things . . .’ (Philippians 3:8-9).
Jesus can set us free from feelings of guilt and sin and liberate us from
oppressive religion. Jesus said, If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye
shall be free indeed.’ (John 8:36) True Christianity is simply a personal
relationship with the living Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins and rose
for our justification and now possesses all authority in heaven and earth. The
Holy Spirit comes into our lives and makes us a new creation in Christ Jesus.
See 2 Cor. 5:17.
‘Come unto me,’ said Jesus, ‘All ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly
in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my
burden is light.’ (Matt. 11:28-30).
Are you labouring for a distant and uncertain reward — weighed down with
anxiety and oppression? Come to Jesus and discover His peace. He is meek and
lowly and understands our deepest fear. Experience the joy of salvation now,
and anticipate the glory of His grace in ages to come. (Ephesians 2:7)
Please feel free to contact me.
John Hutchinson 2002.
P.O. Box 1053,
South Australia 5211.