My journey of starting this blog and website began when I was asked to buy the book ‘Heaven is so Real’ by Choo Thomas from a church whose pastors highly recommended it. Not only did they recommend it, but the pastor of the largest church in the world for that denomination also recommended it. These pastors had done the same for the book ‘Under Cover’ by John Bevere. I love to read, so I gobbled these two books up. It did not take the Holy Spirit long to convict me that something was terribly wrong with both of these books. It started me on a journey to start this website to reach out with the truth to all those hurt, abused and confused by the deception that is infiltrating the Christian Church. What truly hurt me deep inside and brought me to absolute weeping was I felt betrayed by the pastors whom I put my trust into. To add to this, I have had the misfortune of being under the authority of 5 church leaders over the past 40 some years of my Christian journey who ended up being convicted in Federal Court for the various crimes they committed while in the ministry. They had always told me to be like Jesus, leaving out the following 3 verses that remind me to put Scripture in perspective and use Holy Spirit discernment because you can never 100% trust anything, except for Jesus:
Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him. But Jesus didn’t trust them, because He knew all about people. No one needed to tell Him about human nature, for He knew what was in each person’s heart. (John 2:23-25 NLT)
Now for the big “BUT” —–> I want to make one thing perfectly clear and that is I did not leave the organized church because of the betrayal! I still had to remain obedient to God’s Word and continue to fellowship and be under church authority. What it did do was cause me to dig deeper and deeper into God’s Word the Bible and recognize that we truly are in the last days of unleashed deception (please see my post False Guilt to read more about my journey in creating this site and my support for being a church member and financial contributor).
Now to get to the heart of what is in this website. Whenever one Google’s any Biblical subject, there are a myriad of sources to click on. Most biblical views are slanted towards denominational tradition and denominational doctrine rather than strictly what the Bible teaches. To prove this, just look at the kaleidoscope of interpretation out there. What must be done is to leave pre-conceived ideas behind and seek God’s face for His original intent of His Word, for that is the only one that matters. We must not try to conform His Word, but we must conform to His Word. That is my prayer to always do for this site.
Then there is the fact that there are certain subjects that pastors will not give a straight answer to because it puts them between a rock and a hard place, especially with controversial subjects. I do not have to worry about that, so I have the freedom to tackle a subject straight on. Teaching is a gift, but it must always line up with the rightly divided Word of God. I want to thank the LORD for the opportunity He gave me last year to touch thousands and thousands of lives in 150 countries in the world. As time advances, the LORD is expanding this site even more and allowing me to touch even more souls. God Bless!
P.S. These two quotes from John Van Pay’s book ‘Marathon Faith’ touch upon the heartbeat of this site:
“Everyone wants a savior. No one wants a Lord. Christ is called Savior 37 times. He is called Lord 740 times.”
“There is no excuse for keeping others at arm’s length and disobeying Scripture, which tells us to never neglect meeting together in Hebrews 10:25. The Bible mentions the phrase ‘one another’ 59 times.”