Editors Note: WUAS has received many calls regarding the dates mentioned in the book Warning! Revelation is about to be fulfilled. Larry Wilson has written this letter to address these questions. Copies of this letter are available for insertion in the Warning! book, contact the WUAS office for details.
December 31, 1995
This addendum is included with this edition because I would like to respond
to three questions that some readers are now stumbling over as they begin
reading the contents of this book.
First, I fully anticipated the Great Tribulation would commence during 1994
or 1995 (page 1). Obviously, my expectations have not been realized. The passage
of 1994 and 1995 has proven my expectation to be premature. But the delay of
The Great Tribulation does not lessen the fulfillment of all that the Bible
predicted. I anticipated that end-time events would begin
before now, but consider the larger picture and the following
statements found in this book. On page 100, I write, "There are a few
time-dependent prophecies in the Bible, but 1994 is not involved in any
time-dependent prophecy that I know of." On page 101 I write: "Again I
say, my understanding of coming events is not time-dependent. The future events
predicted in Revelation will surely occur. When they will occur remains a matter
of study." When these statements are assembled together they simply say:
"Yes, I anticipated the commencement of the Great Tribulation before now.
Yes, the Bible predicts a clearly defined series of coming events. Yes, God's
Word is sure, His judgments are coming. And yes, the date of The Great
Tribulation remains a secret that uniquely belongs to God."
Second, some readers tend to be more curious about my interpretation of
Revelation than the actual contents of Revelation. In other words, they measure
the message in this book by my anticipations rather than by my analysis of
Revelation's contents. This thinking is too shallow. The
study of apocalyptic prophecy concerns both the intended meaning of prophetic
elements as well as their timing. I remain convinced that Revelation is about to
be fulfilled. A person does not have to be a "rocket scientist" to see that
ominous signs abound, but if you are looking for a "prophet"
upon whom to bestow full confidence, then the passage of 1995 benefits all of
us. God has not called me to be a prophet (page 6). Neither am I a false
prophet. Rather, I am a student of the Bible sharing the things I have come to
understand, even my anticipations. Is this unfair? It continues to surprise me
that so many Christians overlook similar anticipations of New Testament writers
without making a comment. Peter, Paul, James and John anticipated the return of
Christ in their day. For example, Peter wrote: "The end of all things is
near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray."
(1 Peter 4:7) You cannot accurately say that Peter anticipated the passage of 19
centuries when he penned these words around A.D. 60, can you?
Last, this little book was written for a very simple reason. People need to
know what God is about to do. They also need to know why and they need to know
now. More than a half million people have read this book (or portions thereof)
and several thousand have found a deeper and more comprehensive relationship
with God as a result. I have received thousands of letters from people around
the world indicating that my studies have opened up the whole Bible as never
before. For me, this is enough. My objective is not to convince anyone of my
views. I am not seeking converts. Rather, I wish only to introduce people to the plans and purposes of God
as found in His Word.
My great joy is found in sharing the good news that Jesus IS coming very
soon. I know the end is just ahead. I do not know the date of Christ's return
nor have I ever claimed to. But, I know it must be close and that makes me very
happy. My joy has influenced my anticipations and my joy continues to spur me
on, sharing the good news. I hope you, the reader, will be able to get past page
1 to find this same joy!
With best wishes,
Larry Wilson, founder of WUAS, became a “born again” Christian in 1972. His interest in the gospel has led him on a 40+ year quest to learn more about what God has revealed to Earth’s final generation. The results of his research have been shared all over the world in books, television & radio broadcasts, media interviews, and seminars that are publicly available on all different types of media (see our Christian Bookstore).
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