About a month ago Dr. David Reagan put out a "book review." Actually, many people considered it to be a personal attack on some brothers in Christ instead.
The Prophezine had a good summary of events on their website today that I wanted to share in the interest of being fair and balanced:
After David Reagan’s Jan / Feb issue of Lamplighter was published, we provided space for the authors to refute what David said. Joel Richardson as well as Walid Shoebat responded. Emails were sent to the other authors. If you missed thier responses, you can read them here.
READ NOW - Joel Richardson's Responce >>>
READ NOW - Walid Shoebat's Responce>>>
This past weekend, I heard from Phillip Goodman, author of “The Assyrian Connection” asking me if I would include his response to David Reagan. Like I have mentioned in the past, we at Prophezine try to be “neutral ground” where authors can come and present their views. We support the Watchmen on the Wall and promote many great ministries out there.
Rodrigo Silva who runs “The Beast from the East” website has also been involved with this discussion and the promotion of the “Eastern Leg” ideal. I have included his very well documented argument in support of the Eastern Leg of the Roman Empire in this special issue also.
All four of these men have gone above and beyond in showing factual, historical proof as well as very strong scriptural evidence in support of this ideal. They all have strongly and gracefully refuted Dr. Reagan’s allegations as well as what is appearing to be very poor research on Dr. Reagan's part.
Folks we can believe what we may, but when fact and historical documentation is presented, it is only right that we as watchmen on the wall honestly weigh this evidence. Not weigh it with some preconceived ideas, notions or teachings of man which in fact may be in error.
We must apply proper biblical hermeneutics, maintaining context and author intent. I fear that there are those out there that refuse to look at the evidence in a honest light, but instead based upon what they have been taught, use that as the filter instead the Word of God, the Historical fact and proper interpretation.
We must strive for the truth, continually putting the theories into the fire and burn away the incorrect findings. If we are not willing to truly examine the evidence, then all we become are just a bunch of “YES” men to teachers. The four authors have presented strong enough evidence that being a watchman on the wall, it is my duty to examine it.
I am reminded of the following…
2 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJV) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:13 (KJV) But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 (KJV) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
If we are not willing to examine evidence that is presented properly, we run the risk in falling into what Paul warned young Timothy about. The blood of innocent is upon the hands of the watchmen, we must be diligent in our duties and ensure that what we are warning about is correct.
Daniel tells us that God told him to seal up the book till the end times where many will run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased (Daniel 12:4). Folks, we are in fact living in the last days. I feel that God has been revealing the knowledge that was once sealed up.
The problem is, if we are not willing to justly and honestly examine evidence presented, then we will fall prey to the itching ears and deceitful teachers that Paul warned us about. Me, I take my job seriously and I work hard to search the scriptures daily to see if what is being said is true.
I challenge you to do the same.
Well stated. Perhaps I need to go back and take a closer look at a post that referenced Reagan's "review" in "Will The Antichrist Be A Muslim?"
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