Do Faithful Christians Die from Terrible
I read you article
about Billy Jo Daugherty......I don’t understand
how you knew this man’s heart and could judge him.....only God
knows the heart of man. Many wonderful christians have died preaching
the gospel and living Godly lives. Did you ever think that maybe God
was saving him from something even more horrible? He went to live with
Jesus which is our ultimate goal as a christian. I am appalled that
you would write something so hurtful for the world and his family see.
May God forgive you for your judgemental heart. Satan gets great pleasure
from people who do this.
Victor and Paul’s reply:
Lainey, allow me to take you to the Scriptures to alleviate your troublesome
lack of understanding as to how we could know Billy Joe’s heart
and judge him:
1 Corinthians 2:13-16 MKJV
(13) These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom
teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things
(14) But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit
of God, for they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.
(15) But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged
by no one.
(16) For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him?
But we have the mind of Christ.
All true Christians have this power and know the things that are plainly
declared in the Holy Scriptures, but the tares do not know them because
they do not have the heart and mind of God, not being born again.
You say, “Many wonderful christians have
died preaching the gospel and living Godly lives.”
Very true! That includes all the fathers of the faith - Noah, Shem,
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, all the prophets but for Enoch and Elijah, and
all the apostles and disciples since Christ’s day in the flesh.
But you miss this one important fact:
None of those died of a terrible disease or tragedy, even as God promised
“And he said, If you will carefully listen to the voice of the
LORD your God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will
give ear to His commandments, and keep all His Laws, I will
put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the
for I am the LORD Who heals you” (Exodus 15:26 MKJV).
Show me anywhere in Scripture where a believer walking in true faith
died of a loathsome disease. Show me any example (testimony) or doctrine
that teaches such a thing. You won’t find it, Lainey.
But you are talking about people you have believed to be Christians who died while preaching and appearing “wonderful” and “living
godly lives,” aren’t you? Are you talking about those who
died a natural death and martyrdom, or are you talking about those
who died by accident and loathsome disease? All die - preachers, believers,
unbelievers - but true believers do not die by tragedy or disease;
they die by natural death or martyrdom. (Not that unbelievers do not
die by natural death or persecution.)
You make a very foolish statement here: “Did
you ever think that maybe God was saving him from something even
If God’s intent was to save a man from “something even
more horrible,” why would He have to resort to something almost
as horrible? He translated Enoch and Elijah, didn’t He? He has
taken billions away by a natural death, hasn’t He? Why must He
break His own Word, Law, and principles to deliver someone, especially
one who is presumably His child, and one who preached healing and freedom
God has exposed Billy Joe as a false teacher, a liar, and a hypocrite
for all to see, but you aren’t getting the message.
Is premature death by cancer “deliverance”? I’d
hate to see what destruction would be, wouldn’t you? You are
being really silly now.
You say something that also proves you are not a bona fide born again
Christian (not that you haven’t said enough already to prove
it - and I don’t condemn you for it; I only show you your wrong
so that you may consider, believe, and repent). You say, “He
went to live with Jesus which is our ultimate goal as a christian.”
What makes you think he “went to live with Jesus”? How
do you know that? You don’t; you only judge after the appearance,
seduced by a man’s profession of faith; but what does the Lord
say about profession? Here it is:
“Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy
in Your Name, and through Your Name throw out demons, and through Your
Name do many wonderful works?” (Matthew 7:22 MKJV)
Will you believe man (Billy Joe) or will you believe God (the Scriptures)?
If man, you are not a Christian; if God, you are a Christian.
You are wrong, so wrong, in saying that the ultimate goal of a Christian
is to go live with Jesus. True Christians live with Him here
because they are born again of Him; He dwells within. Can He get any
closer than that?
But your stated goal tells us you don’t know Him, and only those
who don’t know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will defend
Billy Joe and fault us for speaking the Truth in Christ concerning
him. Billy Joe didn’t know the Lord. And if he taught you what
you believe, what further proof do we need of his fruits?
By the way, the ultimate goal of the Christian is to be one with Jesus
Christ in all respects. It is to believe and obey Him, to love Him
with all the heart, soul, mind, and strength. It is not about saving
your skin, as you suppose, but of pleasing Him. You have fallen prey
to a false gospel and false Jesus, those Paul warned against.
You may be appalled at what we have written, but that is because you
think we have written something false. Yet if we do speak the Truth,
Jesus says the Truth makes one free, and that is our desire, that men
be made free by the Truth, including you and Billy Joe’s family.
As for hurtful:
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy
are deceitful” (Proverbs 27:6 MKJV).
You see, Lainey, you have believed lies and have been destroyed by
them. That’s why you are “appalled” at the truth.
In that deception, it is you who has offended against God by judging
after the appearance; it is you who has the judgmental heart; it is
you who are condemning the work of God, which we work by Him, as commanded.
So now who do you think is pleasing Satan?
Repent, or you will also suffer Billy Joe Daugherty’s fate.
And should you doubt anything we have said, see the Scriptural proofs
of men’s works, which destroy:
The True Marks of a Cult
See where you fit in.
I feel very sorry
for you. I AM a born again christian. How dare you question that.
I just know that I would never ever judge someone’s
death as you have. God have mercy on your soul. Lainey
Victor and Paul’s reply:
Lainey, we are not questioning that you are a born again Christian.
We are telling you that you are not. Those who are truly born again
can spot you as a counterfeit Christian as easily as a money expert
can tell a three-dollar bill is not legal tender.
You needn’t feel sorry for us. We are seated on the throne in
Heaven with the Lord, ruling with Him. If you were born again from
above, you would know it; but you are deceived, and that is why we
speak to you now. You can fool yourself, your church, your family,
and other men, but you can’t fool God. Repent, or as we have
said, you’ll perish as did Billy Joe.
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