Books, Doctors, The Rapture, and Evangelism :: By Jim Towers

Let me begin by making a rash statement, and that is that everyone seems to think they are right about everything. That makes it hard to take things at face value from others. In other words, we tend to think that we are the only ones to possess the ultimate truth. But truth be told, we are “programmed” to think a certain way according to our genetic makeup and life experiences, coupled with intellect and learning. The Bible, therefore, contains the ultimate truth. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father but by me.”

I’ve been ill as of late, but today I felt like myself again… thank God. So, I decided to go to the beach today and maybe do a little witnessing. The Naples Pier is closed due to the latest hurricane, so I had to go to another beach restaurant/pier up the way, which is closer but not as heavily trafficked as the Naples Pier.

In any case, I had gone there the week before but didn’t find anyone to talk to at length, and I was feeling sick anyway, so I left. I did, however, talk briefly to one gentleman just before leaving while we both waited for the tram. Today we were both boarding the tram at the very same time again! After doing a double take, I said, “Don’t I know you?” He replied, “Yes, you do – we met right here at this exact spot last week.”

We rode in silence, and the Lord impressed upon me that I should pray for the man and warn him of Jesus’ imminent return. (I have had this happen time and again in my life where the person had been praying that someone would tell them about the things of God – I call them seekers). Some may even be desperate, so when we exited the tram, I got off first, and he followed. I waited until we were in proximity and then said to him, “Looks to me like God wanted us to meet again so I could warn you about Christ’s soon return.” “Yeah, it’s looking pretty bad out there in the world, what with all the craziness.”

We talked briefly about that craziness, and he appeared concerned. (I could see fear and apprehension in his eyes.) The look turned to pleading, and he also told me that he didn’t know the peace of God in these times of trouble. By this time, I could tell that he was a seeker, so I asked, “Would you like for me to pray for you?” “Would you please?” The man closed his eyes, and I laid my hand on his shoulder; I made it short and sweet. “Lord, please reveal yourself to this gentleman through your word as he seeks your face and asks for your presence and peace.” The man thanked me, and we parted.

Time and again, I’ve found that most people are seekers but are looking in all the wrong places for peace of mind and hope.

I was infatuated by Dr. Jordan Peterson when I first found him on the internet. He is a very deep thinker, and I like him for being a caring person and a great communicator. As time went on, I realized that he was becoming ever more “religious.” This came about by he and his family (wife and daughter being ill at the same time). They were in a deep crisis calling for deep contemplation and healing. “Is there a God out there who cares.” Until that time, it appears that all three were agnostic. Prayers began to go up to God from them in their complete and utter desperation.

Today, they are all healed, and it appears that Dr. Peterson has become a zealot for the things of God, which, at one time, was inconceivable for either one of them. Since then, his wife has become a devout Roman Catholic who believes in repeating the rosary religiously.

On the other hand, the good doctor is much deeper in his convictions and hardly able to understand what’s happening to him. (I would venture that he is being “born again” by the renewing of his mind, something he is still grappling with since it is so otherworldly for him to contemplate.) However, as he continues to diligently study the Bible, he will eventually stumble upon this verse of scripture: “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

At a time when the only respected people in the world are educated people with papers to prove it, Dr. Peterson arrives on the scene to lead people who are seekers in the right direction. My hope is that he continues to search the scriptures and finds that he has been called to do so. But for the time being, he is being cautious and is even afraid to call himself a Christian since he realizes he is only a faulty man like the rest of us, and he has yet to accept the reality of his redemption.

The key to this ability to reach others is to know the Bible intimately. “Study to show yourself approved, rightly dividing [disseminating or parsing] the Word of God.”

It seems to me that God has ordained this highly educated man to become an evangelist, and the timing couldn’t be better. Young people are flocking to him as though he were the Billy Graham of this era. My hope is that he embraces the mantle God has given him and that he quits quoting Jung and other such men in preference to the Word of God.

Book Report:

Dr. David Jeremiah is another man who has my admiration. He has written a new book that explains the rapture in a unique way. Rather than preaching what he knows after years of study, he explains the different facets of this phenomenon that defy all understanding and manmade science.

This book is exhaustive in understanding the rapture, but he is able to make it palatable by stories he tells and, of course, scripture verses he shares rather than preaching what he thinks. Dr. Jeremiah also uses common sense to make sense of this very unusual phenomenon.

My book Visions, Miracles, Peace and Power, on the other hand, only applies to me and how God has dealt with me in the past and continues to deal with me in the present. The one thing that stands out is that Jesus told me I would “strengthen the brethren.” I hope that I will be able to fulfill that mandate until the very end. So far, it has been a very interesting life indeed – in spite of all the trials and tribulations I’ve endured.

“We are more than conquerors through Him who died for us.”


Jim Towers


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