LCG: Modern Myths and Sobering Signs

Dr. Douglas Winnail


In his latest update, LCG’s Dr. D. Winnail had the following:

Dangerous Modern Myths. Every age has had its mistaken ideas. Dr. David Aikman, journalist and historian, describes five myths (popular, but false ideas, fables, lies) that are damaging western societies! The idea that “all religions are basically the same” is simply not true. Christians believe Jesus was the Son of God and rose from the dead. Jews and Muslims don’t believe that, nor do Hindus or Buddhists. Today, some claim that more people died in religious wars than any other kind of wars—again the facts do not agree. Others are told that living together is good preparation for marriage—yet studies show that cohabiting before marriage leads to a higher rate of divorce! Another myth is that homosexuals are born that way, yet “no scientist has ever discovered a gay gene.” Some today claim that same-sex marriages are healthy alternatives to heterosexual marriages, yet studies show that “the life expectancy of partnered gay men” 20 years shorter than married heterosexuals (, January 18, 2011). Biblical prophets foresaw the time when the Israelite nations would turn away from God and make “lies our refuge” (Isaiah 28:15; 59:3-4), and the “shepherds of Israel” would “cause My people to err by their lies” (Jeremiah 23:32). The Apostle Paul warned that “in the last days” people would “turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Timothy 3:1-5; 4:3-4). We are watching these prophecies coming true today!

He also personally wrote:

Sobering Signs of the Times: I am currently teaching a Living University class in Old Testament Survey, and I have been struck by the sobering parallels between significant events mentioned in Scripture and the times in which we are living. In Genesis 18 and 19, God sent two angels to warn Lot and his family that the cities where they lived—Sodom and Gomorrah—were to be destroyed because of their wicked and perverted ways. Homosexuality is given as the reason. The citizens of these cities—including Lot and his family—had forgotten why God had destroyed almost the entire human race only 400 years before (Genesis 6-7). Lot’s family enjoyed the abundance of the area (Genesis 13:10-13) and had grown so accustomed to and tolerant of what was going on around them that they were reluctant to leave. Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt because she looked back longingly at what she was leaving behind. As we see our modern societies going the way of Sodom again—approving and promoting homosexual activities, same-sex marriages, etc.—we need to remember that these Old Testament examples were recorded for our admonition today (1 Corinthians 10:1-13). The Apostle Paul urged Christians to “come out” of this world and its perverted ways (2 Corinthians 6:17-18)—because God’s judgment on our modern societies is coming! We need to wake up and recognize the significance of what is happening around us and earnestly pray “Thy Kingdom come.”

Modern society seems to not grasp the significance of what is now happening.  And it will lead into the Great Tribulation.

Three articles of possibly related interest may include:

There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to more easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG/GCI members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2018 or 2019?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?

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