posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 10:43 AM
Thanks for sharing this, OP.
Everyone has an opinion on what you said. Some agree, and many have derided you.
As for my opinion...well, I don't know if your dream was from God or not. Who can say?
One thing I know is that God uses dreams. And He also has no reason to choose to speak to (or through) an older person any more than He does a young
But then again, I can think of examples in my own life (as well as in the Bible) of God using young people. Take the example of young Samuel for one.
And in the New Testament, Timothy is obviously young (maybe even younger than 24) because he is told to "let no man despise" his youth.
So (I speak directly to the critics now): lay off. If you think he's young and foolish, so what? I think he's years ahead of many of us in terms of
his openness to hear from the Lord, his genuine honesty and openness, and his sincerity. Instead of criticizing what he is doing, you should consider
what he said - regardless of his age.
As far as whether or not what he said is true, again that's yet to be seen. Maybe the dream was from God. Maybe it was made up in his brain. Either
way, the implications should be considered and not laughed at. Things will change on this planet, and I tend to think we will be warned via simple
things and things which the "world system" laughs at.
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things
which are mighty."
As for myself, I do indeed believe the Bible. I don't need credentials to justify why I believe it, and I don't need to convince anyone to believe
it. Choose what you believe. If you hate the Bible, hate it. If you're indifferent toward it, then that's your decision I suppose.
But the Bible stands on its own, and its known by the fruit it produces in an individual's life - based on how that person receives the Bible's
words. Everyone makes their own choice.
One thing I CAN say toward anyone who chooses to criticize or mock the Bible: your judgement should be made only after honestly examining the book. We
talk about prejudice in modern society (and how bad it is) yet I've seen prejudice against the Bible countless times. Read the thing and prove what
it says (one way or the other) before you speak as an authority on its veracity.