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•Free Subscription• •May 2015• Virtual Edition Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. George Washington, speech Constitutional Convention, 1787 Contending for American Freedom • Contending for Fundamental Christianity “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.” - Mark 1:3


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The Voice IN THE Wilderness PRINTED MISSIONARY Ronnie and Terry Williamson Evangelist/Editor Steve and Rebekah Lilly Staff Missionaries The Virtual Voice serves as an online monthly connection with ministry partners providing up-to-date ministry headlines, relevant news, information, and available resource reminders. To receive a monthly link in your inbox, please subscribe to The Weekly Voice at membersnp@ In this Edition The Voice in the Wilderness is a nonprofit, independent incorporation, founded by Rev. Dr. J. Royce Thomason D.P.D. Ph.D., evangelist and medical missionary. The organization is dedicated to the spreading of the whole gospel to the world, especially in foreign lands. The program consists of building mission stations, supporting American missionaries and native pastors by partnering with the local church in various areas of ministry and preaching Christ to the lost. We are supported by the gifts of those who care. Contributions to The Voice in the Wilderness for projects or to support the ministry of a missionary will be used as indicated by the donor following approved policies and procedures. Gifts are tax deductible and should be made out to The Voice in the Wilderness. § A fundamental publication, published quarterly in behalf of the work of the Lord and preservation of the liberties of our United States. § Printed material from other sources does not necessarily imply an endorsement from this ministry. § There is no subscription charge; all interested people of good will may have a copy sent regularly to their address simply by requesting it. Address all correspondence to: The Voice in the Wilderness, PO Box 7037, Asheville, NC 28802. Page 3.........................My Personal Message Page 4 ...................Then & Now - Venezuela Page 6 ............................... Nuggets of Gold Page 7 ......................................... News Bits What will you do? The Voice in the Wilderness is standing firm on The Word of God. Support this ministry with: A special offering Prayers (See Prayer Request page at For Personal Correspondence, Contributions, Address Changes, New Subscriptions, E-mail for address changes only: Sign-up for The Weekly Voice e-mail and Podcast: Dr. Ronnie L. Williamson Dr. J. Royce Thomason Memorial Voice in the Wilderness P.O. Box 7037 Asheville, NC 28802 Voice (828) 649-1043 Write to us


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Dear Friends, What a thrill it has been to visit The Philippines, talk by phone with those in Venezuela and receive many other reports from those serving our Saviour around the world. Please read the following report and take note of the special prayer requests mentioned in the May Prayer Letter (available at and in your mailbox when you send an offering to this ministry). Also continue to remember the printing and postage financial needs of this ministry. Several resources offered by The Voice in the Wilderness need reprinting, including The Book of Available on: Revelation. Be sure to read page 7 for more information. For Christ and souls, Ronnie L. Williamson The Voice in the Wilderness has continued for over 60 years because of the gifts of those who care. Your financial contribution enables this ministry to reach worldwide through printed materials, online resources, preaching, teaching, and missions efforts. Now, for your convenience, you can give online through our website. Go to: Click on: YOUR GIFT Give online


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t h e n Missionary Carte, Ronnie & Terry Williamson Bible College Students 2002-2015 n o w Where: Yaritagua, Venezuela Shield of Faith Baptist Church 750 adults gathered in main auditorium Hundreds of children gathered in the streets under tents for Bible Lessons 4•The Voice in the Wilderness - May 2015 Virtual Edition


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Pastor Ramos and wife, Alejandra Teaching & Preaching Venezuela Update It has been a privilege and joy for The Voice in the Wilderness to share in the gospel work our Lord is doing in many countries around the world. In 2002 Evangelist Ronnie Williamson and his wife, Terry, with the help of Missionary Tim Carte led a team of Bible College students in door-knocking, street preaching, and church meetings in which 96 precious souls prayed to trust Christ as Saviour. Pastor Carlos Ramos continued with follow-up and discipleship and a new church began in 2004. This past April, Shield of Faith Baptist Church celebrated their 11th Anniversary with over 750 adults present, hundreds of young people, and over 90 adult salvation decisions. Praise the Lord! For more resources, visit •5


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• One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving. – Amy Carmichael • One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. – G. Herbert • By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder--infinitely prouder--to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. – Douglas MacArthur • Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. • Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. – James Bryce • William P. Merrill wrote the hymn “Rise up, O Men of God!” in response to liberal teachings at the beginning of the 20th Century. Under attack were the Scriptures, Creation, and even “social” issues such as drinking alcohol. Now we are facing even stronger attacks against Christ and His church. Men and women are bending to every wind of doctrine. The Southern Baptist Convention is now embracing speaking in tongues to gain membership. Once fundamental KJB churches are embracing the alphabet soup of “Bibles.” Music in the churches is becoming more and more like the world. Dress standards are nonexistent. The attitude is, “It is OK for you to have those convictions, but don’t tell me what to do with my life.” It is time for us to RISE UP, O MEN OF GOD!! Romans 13:11, “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. “ Rise up, O men of God! Have done with lesser things. Give heart and mind and soul and strength To serve the King of kings. Rise up, O men of God! The kingdom tarries long. Bring in the day of brotherhood And end the night of wrong. Rise up, O men of God! The church for you doth wait, Her strength unequal to her task; Rise up and make her great! Lift high the cross of Christ! Tread where His feet have trod. As brothers of the Son of Man, Rise up, O men of God! 6•The Voice in the Wilderness - May 2015 Virtual Edition


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The USPS has just announced another rate increase which will affect the mailing of The Voice in the Wilderness. Printing is a wonderful opportunity the Lord has given. Please pray for printing and postage finances. We will need $6,000 to complete the next edition of The Voice in the Wilderness and finances to reprint The Book of Revelation along with various other resources. Your offerings make the difference! BE INFORMED--The state of North Carolina voted in favor of the Biblical view of marriage; however, a judge struck down the will of the people by overturning this stand. Now before the state legislatures, there is a bill SB2 which allows for those working in the court systems to “recuse themselves from performing duties related to marriage ceremonies due to sincerely held religious objection.” The bill initially passed both the NC House and Senate; but Governor McCrory vetoed this bill. To override the veto, a 3/5 majority would be needed (72). The last vote was 67 in favor of overturning the Veto. We recently wrote our representative who responded that during the last vote a total of 10 members were not present (6 Republican and 4 Democrats). She also said that it is a difficult challenge to override the Veto; “but, let’s look at who is ultimately in charge of all things!! Nothing News Bits FROM HERE AND THERE Now there have is too hard for Him. Genesis 18:14.” May we be ever vigilant in praying for those who are in leadership over us! Wheaton College--This is the college that once stood for Truth and Right. Now it has succumbed to the LGBTQ agenda. As recently as 2011, Wheaton was recognized as one of the least friendly colleges to the LGBT movement (http://www.huffbeen demonstrations on campus when a former lesbian came to have a lecture during a chapel service. Wheaton has gone as far as hiring Julie Rodgers, an open homosexual. On her blog, Miss Rodgers wrote, “The best way I can describe my experience of ‘being gay,’ is that with certain women I feel the ‘it’ factor: that sense of chemistry that longs to share life with them. … Most women feel that chemistry or longing for other men … while I usually feel like ‘bros’ with men.” (http://www.worldmag. com/2014/12/wheaton_s_gay_celibate_christian) She declares herself to be a “gay celibate Christian”--a person who has homosexual desires, but doesn’t act upon them because it is a sin. The slogan for Wheaton is “For Christ and His Kingdom.” May we pray that they will return to the foundation upon which they once stood. “One of the most important documents a man ever signs is his Will. I can tell better what a man had in his heart by reading his Will than I can by reading his obituary. His obituary tells the world what his friends thought of him; his Will reveals what he had in his heart.” - A. M. Vollmer For as (a man) thinketh in his heart, so is he- Proverbs 23:7. Out of (the heart) are the issues of life - Proverbs 4:23. A bequest in your Will to The Voice in the Wilderness, Inc. can assure that the outreach of this ministry at home and abroad will continue after you have gone to your eternal reward. Prayerfully consider us in your Estate Planning. Thank you! For more resources, visit •7 IS GOD’S WORK IN YOUR WILL?


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Pamphlets These resources are not for sale, but are this ministry’s gift to you when you send an undesignated gift to The Voice in the Wilderness, Inc. Resources for You A Miracle in India The story of Baba and his testimony of faith How to be a Prayer Partner A simple yet challenging outline of how to connect and pray effectively for your missionaries The Voice in the WildernessMinistry details Suicide / What About Cremation? Hall Hall With the coming of “evil days,” of of Books Available perhaps these pamphlet resources Faith Faith with an will be a help, encouragement and offering of $10 study tool W Hall of FaithBooks NE Collector’s series with biographical His Voice Shakes the Wildernessdetails of great heroes of the faith A detailed account by Sophie Muller of - Set Options: Heroes of the Faith, her lifetime of missionary work in the King James Bible Translators, Ten Jungles of South America Commandments, Unreached People Beyond CivilizationGroups, Luke 2 Christmas Set, Matthew 28-Resurrection Set Further details of Sophie’s ministry Suffer the Little Childrenincluding her “Jungle Methods” used Dynamic examples and techniques by Indian lay leaders in the jungle to equip the adult in biblical teaching t The Book of Revelation- Ou and leading a child to Christ A layman’s verse by verse study of of Additional Revelation written by The Voice in stock Heritage Lapel Pinthe Wilderness founder Dr. J. Royce A uniquely designed lapel pin Thomason picturing the Christian flag, US Flag, Star of David, Alpha & Omega, Bible, Eagle - beautifully displayed on a full-color description card KJB Anniversary Lapel Pin Featuring the Bible with salvation colored ribbons and dates for KJB 400th To obtain a resource, please write: anniversary Available PO Box 7037, Asheville, NC 28802 I II “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” exodus 20:3 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” exodus 20:4 NEW: Order Online 8•The Voice in the Wilderness - May 2015 Virtual Edition with an offering of $6



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