Touching Lives in Many Ways

In addition to national and global outreaches, Bill Rudge Ministries has many opportunities to touch the lives of area youth and adults.

Students’ lives are impacted as they see our Motivational Assemblies, attend the Self Defense and Street Survival Strategies classes and/or go through our Ultimate Challenge Obstacle Course. Some are able to hear Bill and BJ speak at their church or other event, or attend BJ’s soccer camp. We are one of very few ministries that has access to the schools and the opportunity to work with and train military.

Many individuals, businesses and churches have been a crucial part in God’s blessing on, and expansion of, this multi-faceted ministry. We freely offer our services and resources: books, tracts, posters, audio messages, speaking engagements, obstacle course, radio broadcasts, podcasts, blogs, web site, and more. We have sent over 1.5 million of our biblical resources to chaplains, missionaries, pastors, prisoners, military personnel, students and other youth and adults in every state in the U.S. and in over 140 countries. Our promise is to use all funds wisely and maximize resources to reach this world for Christ.

We thank the LORD for donors with vision and a missionary heart. May God bless you for your ongoing prayer and financial support of Bill Rudge Ministries which enables us to continue touching lives in this area, across the nation and around the world (Acts 1:8), as well as challenging believers to reach their maximum potential (Philippians 1:6).

One day, together, we will receive our eternal reward for faithfulness to Him. Then we can rejoice in His presence with all those whom we have reached with the Gospel.

Bill & Karen Rudge

Alarming Trends in Movies

by Bill Rudge

Reviews of contemporary movies reveal many that are laced with vulgar, obscene and sexually explicit language, sensationalized occultism, sorcery, demonic entities and satanic powers. They display a plethora of suggestive and seductive sexual behavior and pornographic images, mock, pervert and profane sacred things, and seek to attract viewers with incessant violence – like a virtual-reality of the Scriptural description of the end times generation who refuse to repent. No wonder God calls to His people in Revelation 18:4:

Come out of her, My people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues.

The day rapidly approaches when God’s tolerance of the wickedness corrupting this earth finally comes to an end. God will intervene in the world scene to judge sin and rebellion by bringing people to their knees, either in repentance or in judgment. Scripture will be fulfilled:

At the name of Jesus every knee will bow … and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10, 11).

From Christian to New Age Spirituality

by Bill Rudge

During a recent flight I sat beside a woman who had graduated from a conservative Christian College where she met her husband. They first attended a Baptist church, then a non-denominational community church for many years. Yet, along with her profession of faith in Jesus and the Bible, she embraced New Age spirituality. I wanted to know why.

Meditation and yoga were the doorways through which her beliefs and practices were completely modified. Diane and her husband no longer attend church because “nature is her sanctuary.” She said she still has encounters with “Jesus” through her meditation and trance channeling. Judgmental people and “negative energy” are something Diane avoids, so if I was going to have an opportunity to share with her, it had to be in a non-confrontational manner. Several times she said how much she enjoyed conversing with me because I was such a positive person and also respectful of her beliefs.

Diane listened intently as I emphasized the uniqueness of Jesus Christ and the amazing credibility of the Bible through examples from history, archaeology and prophecy. She agreed, but went on to say that I was limited by the Bible: by looking within, through meditation, and to spirit beings, through trance channeling, she felt she has tapped into knowledge and experiences that surpass and transcend the Bible. In reality, however, her scope is limited to subjective experiences, while I possess the unfathomable depth and riches of God’s Word with its amazing evidence in backing up its authority and truth. It will take an eternity to discover the magnificence of God and the wonders of the universe He has created!

I asked Diane by what authority she based her beliefs and eternal destiny? She said it was her inner peace from harmony with nature, a love and acceptance of all things (except biblical Christianity) and her experiences with the spirit entities.

“What about those who never heard of Jesus Christ?” Diane asked. I told her, “God is a merciful God who would move heaven and earth to reach anyone who has a desire to know Him. Jeremiah 29:13 says: ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.’” I then shared some accounts of miraculous conversions of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists and others. “What would God have to do,” I asked, “to convince you that Jesus Christ really is the only way?” Unable (or unwilling) to answer she merely said that her experiences and the spirit guides she encounters through meditation and trance channeling affirm that all ways lead to God.

“Consider the possibility” I stated, “that according to the Bible, the entities you are encountering could be demonic beings who are propagating a deception.” She insisted this was an impossibility because they were so loving and peaceful in her experiences with them. “Besides,” she said, “I am also having encounters with Jesus through my meditation and channeling.” I responded, “The apostle Paul warned about another Jesus…” but she interrupted to say that Paul is negative and judgmental. I retorted that we all have to make judgments every day in the decisions we make concerning what we do or don’t do and what we believe or don’t believe.

I brought up the afterlife and the biblical requirement to enter Heaven. Diane indicated her belief in reincarnation. She will keep coming back until she gets it right just as Jesus was reincarnated several times before He became the Christ. I responded with Hebrews 9:27: “It is destined that each person dies only once and after that comes judgment.” Yet Diane assured me she will see me in heaven, as well as everyone else who believes in peace and unity. I said, “If you are right Diane, I will make it into your Heaven because of my positive faith and lifestyle, but if the Bible is accurate (and I am convinced it is) then those who do not accept God’s provision of salvation through Jesus Christ will be excluded. No wonder Jesus said that there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when they realize what they have forfeited.”

In reply she said, “God would never say to anyone, ‘No, no, you can’t enter.’ He will welcome everyone.” So I countered, “Suppose someone walks into your house and decides to move in. You will say, ‘I don’t know you, so please leave!’ Likewise, a righteous and holy God must exclude sin from His eternal Kingdom. Without Christ’s shed blood we all fall far short.” It was ironic that exactly when I said, “The blood of Jesus is our only means of salvation,” she spilled tomato juice all over her lap. As she wiped up the spill with napkins I said, “This will serve as a constant reminder to you that salvation is only through the blood of Jesus Christ.” She smiled squeamishly.

As we reached our destination, we were both amazed how fast time passed, enjoying our conversation for the entire two-hour flight. While she felt the universe brought us together to “expand” my mind and beliefs, I am convinced God put us together for a greater purpose. I pray God’s Spirit draws her back to Jesus Christ – not a New Age Jesus but the Jesus of the Bible. And I do hope to see her again…in Heaven.

End Times ~ People Won’t Repent of Four Abominations

by Bill Rudge

Humanity has always shown a bent toward arrogance, defiance, violence and immorality, but this generation is descending to new levels – unprecedented since the time of Noah’s Flood. Our culture is increasingly saturated with the very transgressions which God’s Word foretells will lead to its demise. Revelation 9:20, 21 reveals that people in the last days (during the Tribulation) will refuse to repent of four abominations:

1) Sorcery, Worshiping Demons and Idolatry – New Age spirituality, Eastern mysticism, occultism and demonic phenomena will be very prominent.

2) Sexual Immorality – People will be inflamed with unbridled lust and every sexual perversion imaginable.

3) Murders – It will be a very violent world – wars and rumors of wars, ethnic conflict, terrorism, hijackings, kidnappings, human trafficking, abortions, robberies, assaults, gang violence, bombings, assassinations, serial killers and mass murders, homicides and riots.

4) Thefts and Lies – Deception, fraud, corruption, scandals, slander and gossip will be widespread.

Revelation 21:7, 8 informs us:

He who overcomes will inherit all this [the New Jerusalem …], and I will be his God and he will be My son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.

Revelation 22:14, 15 promises:

Blessed are those who … have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.