WHAT YOU MUST REALLY KNOW, TODAY!
God’s church is teaching and living the truth, but it is also teaching and living present truth. “Therefore I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know them, and are established in the present truth.” II Peter 1:12. God has present truth for different ages and times. Some truths are relevant to every person in every age and time. An example of such eternal truth is that salvation is found only through faith in the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ. This truth Abel expressed when he sacrificed the lamb and obtained a more excellent sacrifice than that of Cain. (Hebrews 11:4.)
This is truth that all men in all ages must confess, to find forgiveness for their sins. Some truth, though, is present truth for a particular age or time. Such truth that is present truth to a particular time would be the message that in order to be saved from the coming deluge, you had to find safety in the ark. This message Noah preached with power, but it would be ridiculous to preach such a message now. However, it was present truth when Noah sounded the alarm. If a person was to be saved in Noah’s day, he had to accept the message of present truth and board the ark. If a person rejected this present truth message, he was lost. It was present truth. A life or death message relevant to that time.
God still has present truth for today, and God’s true church will be proclaiming present truth for this time. If an organization is simply preaching “pleasant truth,” it is not the church of the living God, for it is not heralding present truth. I am sure that there were a great many churches that were teaching “pleasant truth” in Noah’s day. There might not have been anything inherently wrong with their message. They might have lauded the benefits of being a good person. They might have preached our need to love each other and be kind to one another until they were blue in the face. All this would have been good, but if it wasn’t present truth, it would have been to no avail. It did not matter how outwardly “good” a person was. If he was not inside the ark when it began to rain, he was lost. So today there may be many “good” things that a church can talk about, but if it is not today’s present truth, preparing men and women for what is so soon to come, it is only “pleasant truth,” and that will never meet the need of the hour. Those who are only teaching “pleasant truth” are not a part of God’s last day church, which is the pillar and ground of the truth.
Does God have present truth for today? Indeed, He does. It is found in the heart of the book for the last days—Revelation;
“Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.’ And another angel followed, saying, ‘Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.’ Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. And he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.’ Here is the patience of the saints: here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:6-12.
God has a threefold message of present truth for His people in the last days of this earth’s history. It is a message solemn in its import, yet clear and pointed. A worldwide warning that goes to every man, woman and child upon the face of this earth. A message that will decide the destiny of all, depending upon their acceptance or rejection.
The first of the three great warnings gives a call to worship the Creator God because the hour of His judgment has come.
The second message that arrests the attention of all warns of the doom of Babylon and calls His people to flee from it.
The third trumpet–like call warns all against worshipping the Beast by receiving his mark. As in Noah’s day, those who reject these last day pleas of repentance will have sealed their fate and will drink of the threatened judgments. These solemn appeals are present truth for the last days, and God’s final church will be sounding these warning notes.
If an organization or denomination, no matter how high and flowery the claims may be, is not giving these last messages of mercy, it has divorced itself from God and is not God’s church. God’s true final church of the last days will be heralding these present truth messages to all world.
We urge all to take Gods word seriously & get back to studying the Bible for YOURSELF! Please be wary of many preachers, Bible teachers or Pastors who are not teaching present truth for these times. Please do not get LOST IN CHURCH…….