I want to identify myself as a lifelong student of the Bible. I am not a Theologian, even though I study Theology on the side.
Theology- The field of study and analysis that treats of God and of God’s attributes and relations to the universe; study of divine things or religious truth; divinity.
Theology is a wonderful field as long as what God actually prompts us to do is kept at the forefront: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)
The reason I want to emphasize this, is because most of the Christian Denominations have their schools of theology that incorporate traditions and views. Many differ with each other, mostly with secondary issues. Whenever I study a religious subject, I strictly want to see what the Word of God, the Bible, has to say, and try my best to keep it untainted by theological views. Theological views from great men like Augustine and C.S. Lewis are wonderful and helpful as long as they only enhance what we have already established what the Bible teaches.
As far as my personal preference goes, I would much rather listen to an unknown dedicated servant of God preaching and teaching an anointed message that I know will convict me to move onto higher ground, rather than the most renown theologian of our time. I want my spirit fed, not just my intellect.
So here it is—>I am simply a normal person who loves the Lord Jesus with his whole heart, mind, soul and strength. The Bible is my only ultimate authority and guide in my life. I have intensely studied it for over 40 years and have had some great mentors in my life. I love to spread and defend the holy Word of God for it is my life’s passion. I belong to a church that is also part of a denomination. I am part of a ministry at that church. I believe in being faithful to my pastors and I believe in not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together. My heart goes out to all those who have been damaged by the organized church. May they find the restoration that they so desperately need. May all those that have lost their way find their way back to their Heavenly Father that is waiting for them with open arms. And may the Lord bless you richly from what I am able to convey from this blog site.
“Walk in the Spirit and be tenderhearted and lovable if you want your ministry to be a blessing to others.” (Wigglesworth)
I am adding the following video in order to give you a glimpse of where my heart is concerning the Gospel of Jesus Christ being central. It was recorded on a Missions trip to Belti, Moldova with a team including my wife and Pastors in August 2018 where I was blessed to be able to help build an orphange and deliver the following testimony entitled ‘Moments’. Just click on it:
The prelude to the above video is in the following PDF: