Could Zachery Tims untimely death be an act of the judgment of GOD foretold in Scripture that would come upon false Sheppard’s whose motivation was not for the care of GOD’s people, but is rather of themselves?
Read (Ezekiel 34:1-16) – GOD is the enemy of false teachers, and will eventually bring judgment upon those who misrepresent GOD’s truth.
I do not question Tims profession of faith in Jesus Christ. I do though question the sincerity of his salvation because the messages he preached were entirely man-centered and shamefully void of the true Gospel which the apostle Paul wrote that pastors were to proclaim and to defend. Jesus said that the true child of GOD hears His voice, and that GOD knows them because they follow after Christ. (JOHN 10:27)
Tims gospel, which I have heard in person, was not established upon biblical doctrine, but is that of the human desire for health, wealth and self-esteem. (ROMANS 16:17-18) The Word of Faith gospel. The Trinity Broadcasting Network gospel. A gospel which is a combination of Pentecostalism and the Faith Movement, whose root teachings stem from a 19th century New Thought cult made popular by E.W. Kenyon. After Kenyon came Kenneth Hagin, Oral Roberts and A.A. Allen. Then came Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes and Creflo Dollar. And is now a gospel being proclaimed to the world through all forms of media and literary art by their sons and daughters of the Word of Faith movement such as Paula White, Joel Osteen, and, the recently deceased Zachery Tims.
This is a false gospel which lowers GOD to mans level while raising man to GOD’s. This is dangerous! GOD is sovereign. Man is sinful. GOD is holy, holy, holy. Man is wicked. GOD made the way for man to be saved. Man must come to GOD on the terms GOD has established. This is to trust GOD to accomplish the finished work of salvation made available only through the atonement which Jesus Christ became on our behalf. Tims preached the prosperity gospel. The Bible teaches that we are to give up all of our wants, needs and ambitions to the work GOD has called each Christian to walkout every day of our lives. To teach anything other than what Scripture reveals is the will of GOD is heresy. Scripture also reveals that the greatest damnation reserved in the depths of HELL is for those who teach another gospel. (GALATIANS 1:6)
I have a history with the Word of Faith movement. For twenty years I thought that those mentioned above were GOD’s generals. But the more I studied the Bible and sought GOD’s guidance in rightly dividing Scriptures truth, the more evident it became that what they were teaching was not of the GOD of the Bible. I withdrew myself from these people and have since surrounded myself with believers who hold to the central tenants of biblical doctrine. I encourage you to do the same.
While Tims’ family and friends, and congregants mourn over his untimely death, I feel it imperative to write this blog in hope that someone reading this will understand the urgency of the time we now find ourselves. The end of mans’ time is very near! Take notice at the world around us. The religious world and the secular world. Scripture too teaches that we will know that the time of Christ’s second coming draws near. False teachings will abound. People will be deceived. It makes no difference how appealing the presentation is. 99% truth is a lie! Most of what is being presented today as the Gospel of GOD is a false gospel.
None of which I have said is anything but my speculations. Still though, GOD’s Word is true. That which a man sows, he will also reap. I’m saddened that Zachery Tims has now met GOD face to face, and was found apostate. Take heed lest you too be found wanting in the presence of the only true GOD Jesus Christ…
Note: According to authorities, there is no evidence of a crime. There is though some speculation in reference to a white powdered substance found in the room. Tims had a history with drugs. Could he have possibly kept hidden from his wife and congregation a temporary relapse to an escape from reality? This kind of behavior is not uncommon among the leaders of today’s false gospel. There are many questions of which I’m sure we will soon have the answers to.