What if I am wrong?

As we get older, we look back on our lives and realize that in most cases we were wrong more times than we were right. There are past decisions we now regret and there are words we have said that we can’t take back. The truth is: there is only one who is never wrong and that is God. He always gets it right. God’s Word is always true. It is constant. On every issue of life, we can go to God’s Word for the truth. As believers in Christ, God has given us His Word as a guide to living. His Word shows us what we are to believe and how we are to live. We also have the Holy Spirit living within us that guides us in all truth and helps us to understand God’s Word. However, we still have a sin nature. Therefore, our interpretation and application of God’s Word can be faulty.

                A few days ago, I wrote an article on Russia and Bible Prophecy. In that article I gave my opinion concerning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how it relates to Bible prophecy. At the start let me say that I am firmly convinced of a pre-millennial view of Bible prophecy, and I strongly believe in the rapture of the church. I am led to those views by my traditional Baptistic and dispensational theological viewpoint. I study the Bible through the lenses of a literal, historical, grammatical, and cultural hermeneutic. I am convinced that such a hermeneutic is the best and only way to properly interpret the Bible. Though I am convinced of certain things through my study of scripture and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I recognize the fact that I am a sinner. Even with all the tools that God gives us to understand His Word, I still lack in understanding because of my sin nature. This is true not only for me but for all who love to study God’s Word.

                When it comes to Bible prophecy, we must take our understanding with a grain of salt. There are many points on which we would all agree and many on which we would not see eye to eye. When it comes to Biblical interpretation, we must realize that there is only one truth. If two people have opposing views, for example, on a certain point of Bible prophecy, one of those two is wrong or more often than not, both are wrong. The only truth is God’s truth. Therefore, there can only be one correct interpretation.

                In my previous article on Russia and Bible Prophecy I mentioned that I believe what we are seeing today is a prelude to the fulfillment of the great war described in Ezekiel 38-39. I also mentioned that I believe the anti-Christ is most likely living today and even holding a position of power somewhere in the world today. I also said that as one who believes in the rapture of the church, the rapture is very near and could happened at any moment. Based on my understanding of God’s Word, my confidence level in what I believe concerning current events and Bible prophecy is at 99%. However, what if I am wrong? Would being wrong about end time events shake my faith? What if there is no rapture? Would that weaken my faith in Christ? Certainly not! If there is no rapture, I will be greatly disappointed for sure, however, it will not weaken my faith in Christ. You see, even though there are things in scripture that we cannot know for certain. There are certain truths of which we cannot deny, and we can have 100% confidence in. I look at it this way: The Bible has certain major points of which it is very clear. However, it is the in between areas that get tricky. We can debate and argue all day over our views of those in between elements that we struggle to understand. But the major points of the Bible cannot be debated.

                As we consider current events and Bible prophecy, and we ponder over things that we do not fully understand; we should remind ourselves of those things we know for certain to be true.

                God is real. There is no argument when it comes to the existence of God. The Bible says that those who say God does not exist our fools. It is a foolish thing to deny the existence of God. The evidence for God’s existence is all around us.

                God is the creator. God is the one who made all things. He is the creator of the universe, and He is the sustainer of all life and existence.

                God made man in His image and gave Him an eternal soul. God formed man with His hands and breathed into him a living soul. Man is made in the image of God. We bear His mark. We have a living soul given to us by the eternal breath of God, therefore, we will live forever.

                Man sinned against God. The first man disobeyed God. From that moment on the earth has been cursed by sin. We are all born with a sin nature. The price of sin is death. The Bible’s definition of death is not non-existence. Death is separation. Physical death is the separation of the soul from the body, whereas spiritual death is separation of the soul and body from God. Without God’s intervention, man is lost in his sin and will spend eternity separated from God in hell.

                God loves you. There is no denying the fact that God loves all people including you. He loves you so much that He sent Jesus to die on a cross to pay the price of your sin. Three days later, Jesus rose from the grave conquering death, hell, and the grave. It is God’s desire that all people come to Him and believe on Jesus for their salvation.

                Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. Religion cannot save you. Doing good deeds cannot save you. Only Jesus can save you. He is the only way. The Bible says that if you believe on the Lord Jesus and place your faith and trust in Him, your sins will be forgiven, and you will be given an eternal home in Heaven.

                Jesus is coming again. Whether you like it or not. Whether you believe it or not. The fact remains: Jesus is coming again. He will rid this world of the curse of sin and will establish His Kingdom and create a new Heaven and a new Earth where all who believe on Him will live forever.

                If I am proven wrong on the specifics of Bible prophecy, that’s okay. I believe I am right. However, I have been wrong before. The one thing I can never be wrong about is those fundamental truths outlined above. The fact is: when all is said and done, it does not matter if your view of prophecy is correct or not, it does not matter how many good deeds you have done, the only thing that matters is what you do concerning Jesus. The events of today should cause you to pause and consider your life. You may say that you don’t believe all this concerning Jesus and salvation. Ask yourself: “What if I am wrong”? What if it (and it is) true what the Bible says about Jesus. Are you willing to take such a risk and refuse to believe? I pray that you know Jesus as your Savior. If you are not 100% sure that you are on your way to Heaven or if you gave questions concerning salvation in Christ, please do not hesitate to contact me today and I will be glad to help you come to know Jesus as your Savior. Don’t put it off any longer. Trust in Jesus today before it’s too late. Contact me at: pastorchrisnoland@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “What if I am wrong?

  1. Great insight on end times. I also agree that the Bible is the only truth there is. My hope is in His Word and that is what gets me through each day.

  2. Pastor Chris, we will always be firmly grounded in Christ Jesus and as such, ultimately we are never wrong spiritually. Thank you for your Ezekiel 38, 39 article. I believe you are correct. Thank you.

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