Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 7 (Noble Bereans, Part 38: “John Wycliffe & Harold Camping”)

By admin On January 13th, 2018

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 7

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Noble Bereans, Part 38: “John Wycliffe & Harold Camping”

To read part 1, click here…”September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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QUESTION: So just what comparison can be made between Harold Camping and John Wycliffe?

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ANSWER: Both these two theologians were raised up to counter the wrong and even heretical church-doctrines which prevailed in their day.

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Wycliffe – Cropped pic – Yeames – Lollards – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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“THEY WHICH LEAD THEE CAUSE THEE TO ERR”

Isaiah 3:12

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That’s right, like Wycliffe, Harold Camping came along at a time when the so-called orthodoxy in the church-world was steeped in false teachings and hard-hearted refusal to question their own dogma.

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And one of the most important contributions which Camping made was to establish proper Bible hermeneutics (methods of Bible interpretation) and expose those errors being made in main-stream Christianity.

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Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

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“SOLA SCRIPTURA”

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And like Wycliffe, Camping did not rely on other theologians, but simply compared scripture with scripture, weighing and balancing verses and passages together in order to arrive at truth the way God intended.

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This was very important since theologians have been guilty of taking verses and passages out of context, instead of carefully and prayerfully comparing any and every relevant Bible text together.

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Of course, this high-quality Bible study demands a great deal of time and effort. It would be much easier just to read one-another’s books to arrive at some supposed doctrinal understanding.

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But Harold refused such shoddy and unreliable methods, and instead spent an average of about 5 or 6 hours per day, merely comparing scripture with scripture, and spiritual things with spiritual, to arrive at Bible truth!

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Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

 

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BAD HERMENEUTICS

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We are living in a day when theologians reject the idea that the Bible has much “hidden manna”: truths veiled within true historical accounts, such as the many Old Testament stories.

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On the other hand, modern-day theologians have invented a totally non-biblical hermeneutic which forbids any spiritualizing of the Bible unless context demands an allegorical understanding.

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But the Bible encourages spiritualizing, as long as it is properly accomplished.

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CALLING ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’!

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Now these are just several errors which the ministry of Harold Camping corrected through the 50 years of his service to God.

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And all those who consider themselves to be true, “Noble Bereans” will want to listen to the different various excerpts found at the bottom of each day’s devotional.

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Harold Camping on phone – Courtesy of Family Radio.org

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JOHN WYCLFFE ON AUDIOhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WycliffeYeamesLollards_01.jpg

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And likewise, the Noble Berean will also want to listen to the wonderful chapter on John Wycliffe from Ellen White’s book on the history of the Church found almost at the bottom of today’s devotional.

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And may the Lord open the eyes of our understanding into all these matters!

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Wycliffe – Cropped pic – Yeames – Lollards – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 39, CLICK HERE…January 8 (Noble Bereans, Part 39: “Huss, Jerome & Us”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an Noble Berean, that is, an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 30th (Flee To The Mountain! Reader is encouraged to read all “Flee To The Mountain” articles) or you can also read…October 16 (Noble Bereans, Part 21: “Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding Proper Bible Interpretation”), or you can also read…October 23 (Noble Bereans, Part 22: “Re-thinking Harold Camping Regarding The Spirituality of the Bible”)

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THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THESE SIGNS ARE MENTIONED

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From time to time, the Book of Revelation mentions stars. But when we get to Revelation Chapter 12, it speaks of two “great signs in heaven”. First, it speaks of the sign in heaven of a woman with child. Then it speaks of the sign in heaven of a great red dragon, with a tail that sweeps one-third of the stars and casts these stars down to the earth. So we get the sense that this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens. And these two signs in heaven, a woman, and a dragon, are a big part of this website, Signs Of Heaven.

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And so this phenomenon that the Apostle John was seeing, was closely intertwined with the starry host of the heavens.

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What really gives validity to this idea, is that God created the Universe in such a way, that if one looks at the major constellations, then this Revelation 12 scenario can be seen. So please read on. And if you really want to see this heavenly battle, you just might. It will take some real effort on your part. But through prayer, faith, and study of the site, God may just graciously open your eyes to see this amazing story written on the heavenly scroll above. But don’t wait! This heavenly scroll will soon be rolled up, just as it is written… “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together;” Revelation 6:14

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WINTER CONSTELLATIONS-SEEN IN FALL: This sketch to the right is how this constellation group appears in the eastern sky in fall. This is the four primary constellations of the Winter Constellations. They can be seen in this position, in the late fall above the eastern horizon. The Woman of Revelation 12 is commonly called Ursa Major or The Big Dipper and appears in the north. Orion the Soldier is the at the bottom is to the south of the Woman. The The Dragon of Revelation Constellation’s mouth isThe Hyades Cluster, and the tip of his tail is Pleiades, and his Wave of Water is primarily the  Auriga constellation. The Glorious Horse Constellation  head is of  Perseus Constellation and his rear end is Cassiopeia Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)

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TOMORROW… 

January 8 (Noble Bereans, Part 39: “Huss, Jerome & Us!”)

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THE GREAT CONTROVERSY BY ELLEN G. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Luther95theses.jpgWHITE

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This 44 chapter audio book is a brief history of the Church, from the Cross of Christ forward to the Return of Christ.

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Chapter 5 – John Wycliffe

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Martin Luther – 95 Theses – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #56

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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