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“In the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. For men will be . . . fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride.”

2 Timothy 3: 1-4

The first thing I would like you to understand about me is that I am just another guy. There are no miracles or religious awakenings in my life experience. I am a plodder, slow to learn but not to see what is right. As a young guy I was raised in a religious faith which I felt was not quite right by the age of twelve. Way to young to put a finger on anything. About that time is when I wanted to read the Bible. We had no bible in our house so I asked for one and my parents got one for me.

Fast forward to 1968 when I knew that I was going to be drafted. There were many things negative in my family life so instead of waiting around to go into the Army I chose the service I had admired as a youngster: the U.S. Navy. Long and short, I went twice to Vietnam. Yes, combat.

I left the Navy after my enlistment was over in 1972 and went back to college. While there I took a literature class called, “The Bible as Literature.” It was strictly a secular class with no religious overtones except that the chosen book of study for its prose was the Bible. I ended up doing my term paper on the book of Revelations and that is when something connected in my brain. A circuit completed, one could say.

Now there is a judging of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

John 12:31

Over the years I have read, studied, and perused both the Bible and many of the world’s religions. In doing so I realized two things which steered my course. The Bible, like the Koran, takes us back to the beginning but the Bible is the only book of its kind which presented a savior. Was I certain of all it said then: No. I listened to lots of people and discussed the Bible with others and found few that actually wanted to get to the meat of what the Bible said.

It didn’t take long before I knew that the world was turning away from any type of faith in droves. It was the great divestiture of God by societies around the globe. Then I found that in my memory were many parables that said this would happen. Namely, the books of Matthew, Daniel and Revelations. That mention is in other books but not quite so clearly.

When I let this sink in I knew that to follow the Bible meant everything. And, I mean everything so I restarted my study, versed myself well enough to speak of it and began many trials of writing of what I learned. What I thought was and then knew to be true.

So you see, I understand that many who come here know little of the Scripture other than what they’ve read or been told. In the denigration of the Scripture there is blame to go around including TV Evangelists pounding pulpits and spitting out words of damnation. The Bible is a gentle book which is here for you to garner truth from. It is so that the Bible speaks of death, armies and killing. But in those times this is what was needed to get the Word of God throughout the world over thousands of years. I oversimplify because I know not who is reading this. There is so much in the Bible that I couldn’t know all in three lifetimes. But, I know enough now to understand fully that it is the only truth and it is in the process now of the separation of the sheep from the goats. The goats being those of governments and corporations and false teaching of Scripture and the sheep being those who follow the Word exclusively.

Welcome to my world. Despite the horror of this world I am calm and, indeed, expectant. I do this to tell those who will listen.

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