SAD NEWS: William “Brother Bill” McCumber Has Passed Away. We thank him for his many years of service to the Lord. His voice has been one of the few in the Nazarene denomination that have spoken out against the emergent church.
From the introduction to his last book, This Jesus: “My concern about them springs from their distortions of Scripture and their diminishing of Jesus … More disturbing to me is the fact that the Jesus they talk about is not the Jesus of Scripture … Only the Jesus disclosed to us in the New Testament is relevant to our times and adequate for our salvation. To diminish Him is to destroy ourselves.”
The following is from his website as written by his son, Bruce:
In Loving Memory of “Brother Bill”
W.E. McCumber served the Church of the Nazarene for over 69 years as preacher, college professor, revivalist, conference speaker, radio speaker, writer and magazine editor. Since Feburary 2004, he served as senior pastor of First Church in Gainesville, Georgia. On December 18 he suffered a massive stroke and never recovered. He was a wonderful, loving father and husband and he will be greatly missed. I have been asked to continue this webpage in his memory, so please visit often. My tribute to Dad can be found here. The McCumber family would like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of love, concern and sympathy during this time.
ON TO SAN DIEGO AND WARMER WEATHER: I will be attending a ThinkTank in Escondido, CA, Jan 4-7, sponsored by Peter Jones and TruthXChange. The subject is One-Ism: A Poison Pill For The Church. Speakers will include Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, and Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and past general board member of the Wesleyan Church. I plan to report on the four day sessions when I return. Please pray for safe travels for all who are attending, and that I will gain some valuable information and new colleagues in the battle for truth.
Truth, The Most Endangered Species: This video is a 10 minute excerpt from Dr. Michael Youssef’s six part series from the book of Jude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QtT0l6xXNs . A reminder of what we are dealing with in this time of apostasy.
My prayer for you: That you be blessed in the New Year, and that we all stand for the truth at all times, no matter what the cost. Those who are wavering and unsure of what to do- I pray that you will join the fight for the truth of God’s word.
Hope: Top 10 Predictions for 2011
(From Marsha West’s website.
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still honor the prayers of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.
Isn’t It Great To Remember Who Is really in control, and that “the Word of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Peter 1:25)