William Simpson's Blog

February 16, 2012

I HEARD THE SPIRIT OF GOD SAY

Filed under: Writing — William D. Simpson @ 1:58 PM
Tags: , , , , , ,

It was during one of the darkest times in my life when I had become so disgusted with the life I was living, that I separated myself from everything I was familiar with. For a year and a half, all I did was study the Bible to try to find meaning in all the bad I had experienced. At times I would weep when reading about what Christ had done for me, and my meditation was would GOD somehow make this unbelievable hope to become reality to someone as undeserving as me. Then one night early in the morning, as I wept while worshiping GOD in prayer and in the study of GOD’s Word, I heard the Spirit of GOD say:

“I Am the LORD your GOD. I have brought you out of bondage. You will have no other god before Me. You will put nothing before your worship of Me. I Am the LORD your GOD, and I Am a jealous GOD over you. I will love you all of your life. Love Me and live for Me.”

GOD’s presence was so tangible that I fell to my knees in awe and in fear that GOD would consider me. The presence of GOD is something to behold, but, the presence of GOD is not something with which we can be so crass about.
I do not think myself privileged for the encounters I have had with GOD in my lifetime, but I do believe that GOD revealed Himself to me in this way to solidify my confidence in the hope which I now proclaim. I cannot be silent nor will I be concerned with the complaints of those who are offended when I preach Christ crucified, and that salvation is through Christ alone.

GOD reached down into utter darkness to reveal truth to me. I therefore can do nothing other than give my life to the study of GOD’s truth, and to trust that GOD will graciously allow the unsaved to see Christ through me. This is the out-working of the impossible attainment of the regeneration of a dead spirit and, of a mind being renewed to the hope of GOD accepting Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross of Calvary as my atonement.

Simply defined: When GOD looks at the cross He sees me, and when GOD looks at me, He sees Christ. How can a lost humanity not give their life to GOD? This is the indictment I will continue to confront society with. Who do you think you are, fool! To reject Christ is to spit in GOD’s face. This is not something I recommend you do…

Advertisements

January 18, 2012

OURS IS THE HOPE WHICH IS GRANTED

Filed under: Writing — William D. Simpson @ 10:36 AM
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The hope we have is the knowledge of what God did through the atoning sacrifice of the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus, God in human form. Whose life, death and resurrection, was witnessed by those who were privileged to have been granted the understanding to know that He was the Christ. Who also recorded the historical writings we know as the Gospels in the New Testament Bible, which detail the public ministry and the acts of a man who did things that only God could do. God came to dwell among His creation, and the majority of those people did not recognize Him. Then in fulfillment of the promise which the ancient Scriptures foretold, the only person to have ever lived a perfect sinless life paid the ultimate price so that you and I would not have to.
Beaten and stripped naked, bleeding and humiliated, Jesus was crucified on Calvary’s cross to suffer the punishment of separation from the presence of God. There God’s wrath was poured out upon Jesus. He became sin, sickness and dis-ease and all of the depravity within each of us. By taking in His body the penalty we are deserving of, Jesus became the atonement for your and my sin. Jesus willingly sacrificed His deity to redeem a lost humanity, to once again enjoy unbroken fellowship with those whom He calls to give their lives for Him. And when the purpose of His death was fulfilled, Jesus raised Himself from the dead to be a living witness to the testament of His deity.

By this, Jesus proved to be the only true and living God! There is no other name or false religion known to mankind that can save, transform and make us righteous before God other than Jesus Christ.
There are grave consequences if you do not take the time to understand what it really means to be Christian. For if you live your life in a way that you enjoy the temporary pleasures of this world then one day as your body lays down in death with no atonement for your sins, there will be a reality you do not want to face!

Seek Christ now to be found by Him, and this priveledged hope will also be granted to you…

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I command you; and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age. Matthew 28:18-20

January 3, 2012

OUR WORLD DESPERATELY NEEDS THE TOUCH OF ITS CREATOR

Filed under: Writing — William D. Simpson @ 1:03 PM
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

TRUTH IS WINSOME

Author William D. Simpson’s Personal Testimony To The Life Transforming Power Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ.

There are no words to adequately express the appreciation I owe to GOD but in the way that I know best, I will attempt to describe the awe-inspiring depth of GOD’s love which captured me.

This is why I am a Christian, and is the reason I could never be silent…

I was a child of rape,
Fatherless,
Unloved by a mother, not wanted, neglected, beaten, burned and abandoned,
Fostered and then adopted by those who did not cherish nor protect,
Molested, raped, shamed,
Innocence lost,
Told was a mistake, no good, would never amount to anything,
Cursed, kicked, slapped, whipped, beaten,
Learned by example that alcohol and drugs would numb the pain,
Runaway,
Bullied, beat up, drug overdose and left for dead,
Hospitalized, juvenile incarceration, and told again that I would never amount to anything,
Hopeless, angry, alone,
Sentenced to juvenile life in prison,
Attempted rapes, countless fights, stabbed repeatedly, and in isolation hatred consumed,
Released from prison, unwelcome, homeless, hungry,
Never begged but ate out of dumpsters and occasionally worked for food or cash,
My youth and seemingly helpless condition was the lust of another’s deviant sexual behavior, who were played, beaten and robbed,
Alcohol warmed on cold nights,
Lonely women in bars were nothing more than a bed to sleep in,
Uncaring, indifferent, selfish, self-loathsome,
Attempted suicide, and angry that even death evaded me,
Married and was soon divorced,
Immersed in the bartend culture,
Became a stripper, an escort, drug dealer, a player,
For the twenty years following my release from prison I woke up in the morning to get high and laid down drunk every night,
Never saw in any other what I had always hoped could be real,
Dead is spirit, mean, calloused, vile and vulgar defines the man I had become. Then the unexpected happened…

GOD graciously and undeservedly reached down into utter blackness to reveal the truth of Christ’s redeeming work on the cross of Calvary to save as vile a man as me. So real was GOD’s presence as tears of joy washed away a lifetime of anger and pain. Gone was the guilt of my sin against GOD when reading that by accepting Jesus as my Savior and my LORD, GOD had declared me righteous. Nothing in my past had power to enslave me anymore. It was then that I realized why GOD chose me. I know hurt. I know pain. I know intimately the hopelessness felt by all people today. But most importantly, I know that GOD can save.
What I did, I no longer do. I’m not without fault, but the sins I used to love I now hate. When I am wrong I am easily hurt in knowing that GOD’s Spirit within me is grieved, and I’m quick to ask for forgiveness. And true to the written Word, GOD has taken from me the heart hardened by sin, and has birthed in me a sincere concern for the needs people have and, of the urgency for their eternal salvation. In Christ, GOD gave to humanity His all in that GOD died in our behalf that we would be given the privilege to truly live. Salvation is a free gift, but the soul’s transformation will cost the Christian disciple everything. As I am becoming a very different person, this is a testimony to the life-transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Now three years drug free,
In love with and happily married to the woman GOD chose to love me,
A helper to those who cannot help themselves,
Joined a truly Christian church,
Grew to believe that I can,
And of all things, I wrote a book about it all…

Once in awhile, someone comes along with a bold message, completely transforming the way that we view the world around us. Celebrity authors, academians and media personalities have long dominated the attention of the masses. But in this particular instance that someone is not famous, but is a person who has seen the world through a different set of eyes than most people.

GOD is real, and the book which I have written is a testament to the authenticity of the GOD of the Bible. The sole intent throughout the message of my book is to provoke deep thought by challenging the defense of one’s reason. “Why do I think like and continually do the things that I do?” For far too long we have been deceived by those who have manipulated the truths about GOD, and of how this vital world-view has influenced the societies in which we now live. Hurt people,hurt other people.
In an age given over wholly to relativism, it is my challenge for anyone to read the book which I have written and then attempt to rationally debate their disbelief of GOD, or, the belief that GOD is anything other than what has been revealed through the pages of Holy Scripture.

Of all the world religions and religious ideals, is it too difficult to believe that GOD is capable of revealing the truth of who GOD really is, and, what humanity must do to be accepted by GOD. I think not! No one can rationally defend their disbelief of GOD. For reason and conscience affirms the reality of GOD, and is why humanity hates this truth. They would rather love darkness…

Throughout history people have always insisted that the Christian give proof of GOD. I will say that Christ’s disciples have done just this by the evidence of a life forever changed. Will you give GOD the opportunity to prove to you the reality of His seperateness. GOD is so good. Our world desperately needs the touch of its CREATOR…

It is my prayer that your saving-faith will come to life while reading the personal testimony of a man who was broken by GOD to learn what it really means to love.

After nearly two years in print and very little media coverage as the result of a publisher being either prejudice of or intimidated by its message, I am offering my book for free to download in digital format. It’s never been about the money I could have made, but the possibility of my life’s testimony helping someone else to acknowledge the truth about salvation through Jesus Christ and Christ alone. I sincerely hope that you will read this book and recommend it to the people you know.

December 16, 2011

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS NOW BELIEVES IN GOD

Filed under: Writing — William D. Simpson @ 1:19 PM
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

GOD IS…

God is separate. God is holy. God is right. God is love. God is forgiving. God is just.

God is everything we are not for we are evil, wicked, vile creatures who hate the idea that God has given the law that we are to abide by. The love of God that all people refer to, and is grossly misunderstood, is displayed in the atonement that God made for humanity by killing Himself in the person of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary who willingly took upon Himself the furry of God’s holy anger against the fallen creation God loves. Only Christ could be this substitute!
The anger at those who tell people that they will be judged by God for rejecting Christ’s offer of salvation is too rejecting God. No one can know God apart from Christ. No one can come to believe in Christ apart from God drawing this person and revealing this precious gift. And the only possible way that a person can know about God is by the preaching of God’s Gospel.

We are GOD’s creation and we will all stand before God one day to answer for the life we have lived. Noted author and debater Christopher Hitchens died yesterday. He lived apart from God and only God knows his end. But Scripture is clear that if a person dies without having accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and as LORD, they are then of themselves subject to the wrath of God’s holy anger in the depths of an eternal HELL. Don’t be the fool who lives as if there is no God. Your world-view is grossly wrong.

December 10, 2011

GOD IS. EVIDENCE GIVEN!

Filed under: Writing — William D. Simpson @ 11:59 AM
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Amidst the many differing ideals regarding the existence of God and the influence this has had upon world societies, there is great need for dialogue to confront and to challenge world-views with evidence that cannot be denied.

A witness is someone who can give testimony to an event/s that occurred with conviction to persuade. William Simpson has written a thought-provoking commentary that proves the reality of creations God, and, what one must act upon to be known by and to be accepted by God.
Of all the writings throughout world history, there is only one book which presents God as only God could truly be. LIVING IN THE HOPE OF MY IMAGINATION is the written testimony of a man who unapologetically challenges anyone to read and still deny the reality of the GOD of the Bible. The evidence has been given.

Book is available in stores and Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Living-Hope-Imagination-Compelling-Revelation/dp/088144488X

July 18, 2011

Accolades or Truth, the Dilemma Among Writers

Many of today’s popular writers have earned PhDs and Doctorate degrees which have awarded them positions of influence among secular and theological academia, the news media, television and radio talk shows, and an ever-increasing diverse article selection from both magazine print and internet blogs, all to feed the insatiable yearning for knowledge. I will now ask a sobering question: What good has all of their accumulative knowledge done for humanity? To the person who has already answered this question in their mind, I would like to present an idea which is one few people will have considered. Independence. The world-view which predominates is confidence in one’s own ability to plan for and to achieve their goals. This is thought by most to be the right way to live, but I would like to suggest that it is the most arrogant thing a person can do. It is foolish to trust in the advice of another person whose own understanding is void of the only knowledge which can change for the good the morals and the reason of the human intellect. And as a writer, I have come to realize that authors who write softly about the perceived wants, needs and ambitions of people to amass to themselves a large following and to be paid the highest royalties, have sadly offered nothing of intellectual value to challenge their readers.

They have all been taught and now they teach us that what each person perceives, is right for that person. We all have knowledge of the five senses, sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, but what has been intentionally removed from the textbooks of educational institutions and is greatly neglected among societies today are the two most important senses which give guidance to all faculties of human life. Morals and Reason. The authors mentioned are honored as educators and as innovators of the advancement of modern society, when in fact all of society is racing at breakneck speed to utter abandonment. They are recognized among themselves and each gives the others accolades for the publishing of worthless literary which has brought upon all of humanity the one thing that none of us are prepared for. GOD’s Abandonment! Moron is defined as a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment. And these are the people to whom the world of people’s has bet their eternal salvation upon.

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,” They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good. God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men
to see if there is anyone who understands, who seeks after God. Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one
. (Psalm 53:1-3)

There is hope though.

But what is the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to GOD’s gracious choice. (Romans 11:4-5)

The authors who wield the sharpest challenge to the felt needs of people with the truth of GOD’s Word are given very little attention apart from annoyance, and are presumed narrow-minded and bigoted. This is what Jesus taught would be the price the follower of Christ will have to endure. The truth of the Gospel was, is, and always will be, offensive to the sinner.

“This I command you, that you love one another. If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.” (John15:17-19)

In today’s age of moral relativism, be careful as to the authors whose books you read. Their intent is not for the betterment of your life as they would have you to believe. They are corrupt in spirit and are reprobate in mind, and can only lead lost and confused people who are like them to an eternal HELL!
The authors of truth on the other hand offer to their readers the truest expression of love that one person can give to another. This is to tell people that GOD has made the way for their sins to be forgiven and to be reconciled with GOD through the atonement that Jesus Christ became in our place. Love is not always what another person would expect it to be.

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:13-16)

I am a writer who chooses to walk the narrow way. For in so doing, I walk with Christ. Please, walk with me…

William D Simpson

March 16, 2011

Love Wins vs GOD’S TRUTH

Filed under: Writing — William D. Simpson @ 1:39 PM
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

What is needed most today is a clear and accurate proclamation of the Gospel of GOD, by Christian preachers, whose lives have been transformed by the work of regeneration. Unitarian spiritualists, such as Rob Bell, cannot, no matter how gifted they are in literary savvy, tell anyone the truth about the GOD of Scripture.

Rob Bell is utterly confused with his ideal of who/what GOD is. He offers no definitive evidence that would give anyone of intelligence pause for thought, or that would challenge their world-view. He writes/speaks from within the safe-guard of speculation, which then, leaves his readers/listeners wide open to the lies of moral relativism. Jesus taught that the preaching of His Gospel would be offensive to every generation because its truth would bring light upon the darkness that men love. The only offense taken as the result of Bell’s message in LOVE WINS is by those who believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of GOD, and, that its message is infallible. In other words, THE GOSPEL MEANS WHAT THE GOSPEL SAYS

Both John MacArthur and John Piper, to name just two well-knowns, have spoken/written extensively in reference to the heresy being taught by Rob Bell. We all know where these men stand in the defence of biblical truth. They have given their lives to the study of GOD and to the preaching of the only Gospel message that has the power to transform a life. Their reputations can be trusted.
Rob Bell on the other hand, serves the god of his own unregenerate spirit and a secular mind, which is, as of yet, depraved of the knowledge of creations one and only true living GOD, Jesus Christ.

I do not possess anywhere near the solid theological knowledge of either MacArthur or Piper, but, when I was hopelessly lost in sin and wandering aimlessly through life, GOD personally revealed Himself to me through the person of Jesus Christ. This act of compassion shown to me by GOD is a work in progress which is transforming my life and has given me the confidence of knowing who GOD is and that what the Bible teaches is true.

I’m the author of “LIVING IN THE HOPE OF MY IMAGINATION”. I’ve written a book that presents a biblical account of the sovereign GOD of Scripture, the depravity of fallen humanity, and, of the only way a person will ever come to the true knowledge of creations GOD.
Unlike Rob Bell, I answer the questions we have all asked, based solely upon what Scripture alone, reveals is the will of GOD. You want closure to the questions of which today’s secular writers/speakers have not the answers for?, I would suggest that you read my book. What I’ve written will challenge your world-view, and provoke thought, as to the reality of GOD, and the purpose for all of the pain and suffering, and the struggles we endure in this crazy thing known as life. I address these topics in the chapter titled, “Influence By Design”.

Today’s popular evangelical Christianity is nothing like what the writers of Holy Scripture instructed the Christian witness is to be like. And sadly, church congregants can only emulate what their leaders postulate.

Well did Charles H. Spurgeon write when describing the man yet unregenerate in spirit, and void of the conviction of reason awakened to the call of proclaiming the Gospel.

“GOD chooses not milktops destitute of backbone, to wear His glory upon their faces. We have plenty of men made of sugar, nowadays, that melt into the stream of popular opinion; but these shall never ascend into the hill of the Lord, nor stand in His holy place, nor wear the tokens of His glory.”

Rob Bell, is such a man… Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing!

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.