There has always been critics that have risen up against God's messengers and led the majority to disregard the message that God in His mercy was trying to give. Noah was such a messenger that was sent of God to warn the world of coming destruction, and yet the record shows that almost everyone mocked and derided him and only Noah and his family survived. Sadly, this will be repeated in our time.
“When great and wise men had proved to their satisfaction that it was impossible for the world to be destroyed by water, when the fears of the people were quieted, when all regarded Noah’s prophecy as a delusion, and looked upon him as a fanatic--then it was that God’s time had come... ‘As it was in the days of Noah,’ ‘even thus shall it be in the days when the Son of man is revealed’ ” - Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 103.3
"The antediluvian world rejected the warning words of him who walked with God. So will the last generation make light of the warnings of the Lord’s messengers.” - Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 86
“All the men of that generation were not in the fullest sense of the term heathen idolaters. Many had a knowledge of God and His law; but they not only rejected the message of the faithful preacher of righteousness themselves, but used all their influence to prevent others from being obedient to God.” - Reflecting Christ, p. 321
Israel's long history proved to be no better than Noah's day. It testifies time and again of God's prophets who were rejected, persecuted and even killed. And for what reason? For speaking the words of God!
"Jeremiah suffered the severest persecution from his own countrymen, because he bore a faithful message from God. Isaiah, who was permitted by the Lord to see wonderful things, was sawn asunder, because he faithfully reproved the sins of the Jewish nation. The prophets who came to look after the Lord's vineyard, were indeed beaten and killed. 'They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented' -- men of whom the world was not worthy. They were cruelly treated, and banished from the world." Signs of the Times, Feb. 17, 1898, par. 10
When Jesus, the Majesty of heaven, came to this world, one would have thought that God's people would have learned from their history. But, sadly this did not happen. The Bible faithfully records in one small sentence:
"He came unto his own, and his own received him not." John 1:11
Imagine the king of the universe, the great creator, humbling Himself and coming to His people, the ones who professed to be looking for Him, and they received Him not! He was treated no different to the way His prophets were treated. What would be the reaction of His people today if Jesus came to His people? Would we be any different to the way He and His prophets were treated in the past? Sadly the answer to this question is no.
How then would we expect people who profess to follow God to react to a modern day messenger like Ernie Knoll? The Bible gives us our answer:
"The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?" Matthew 10:24-25
In this section of the web site, we intend to carefully analyze the criticisms that Ernie has received. As you will see, most of the reason for rejecting him is not Biblically based. A lot of what is written against Ernie Knoll falls into the categories of gossip and character assassination, and these are Satan's methods of ruining someone's reputation, just as the church leaders did to Jesus.
Until this part of the website is complete, many of the answers to the critics we give can be found in the following studies.
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