Q. So, who are you?
I am just an ordinary man; nothing more, nothing less. I am not affiliated with any church, organization, or ministry. I am just one of many voices in the wilderness hoping that some of the words I have written will be heard.
I was born and raised in the Baptist church and became born-again at an early age. Although I was not a Pastor’s kid, my life was similar because my mother was heavily involved in the church. As I grew older, I became resentful and rebellious that I couldn’t lead those fun, sinful lives that all my other friends were living. My teen years were full of doubts about God and church while desiring to just have fun. Having had the chance to be wild and carefree during my first year of college, I came to truly know the Lord around the age of 20 during my second year.
I was then back to loving God and settled in a nondenominational church where I pursued ministry with vigor. I attended a ministry school and was ordained to preach and teach. I was very active in the church I attended. I taught children’s church and adult Bible study, sang in the choir, served as a deacon, participated in intercessory prayer, preached sermons, published a newsletter, witnessed in the community, and taught in the ministry school.
Gradually, things began to change and like the Apostle Paul, I had a Damascus road experience. I too had begun to look upon all those things I was a part of as dung. I was extremely zealous, but that zeal was not according to the wisdom of God. God called me out of the established church and showed me things that did not align with truth. After about six months of wrestling with the decision, I resigned from the ministry, left the church behind and ventured into the wilderness. I would like to say that my wilderness experience was better than that of the Israelites of Moses’ day. However, I had my share of rebellion and failure as well. For a time, I began worshipping the golden calf of worldly pleasure thinking that because I was obedient to God in leaving the organized church system, I was free to do as I pleased. I used my freedom as an excuse to sin. Thankfully, God is faithful! He began turning my rebellious heart back towards him and completing the purpose for his calling on my life. The writings on this website are a result of this.
Q. What qualifies you to say what you are saying?
There is nothing that qualifies me but the blood of Jesus and a willing heart! People believe that you must have earthly credentials in order to speak in the name of Jesus, but ask yourself if the people God used throughout the scriptures had any impressive earthly credentials? Jesus’ disciples were ordinary men. John the Baptist was an ordinary man. Abraham was an ordinary man. David was an ordinary man who became a king. Noah was an ordinary man. Moses was an ordinary man. Joseph was an ordinary man. Jeremiah was an ordinary man. Paul became an ordinary man after he renounced his former life and counted it as garbage! Jesus told his original disciples that they were all brothers and that we should call no man Father or any other such titles. I am simply a brother in Christ!
God has a habit of using people that are not impressive by worldly standards. He also has a habit of speaking through people that are outside the established vehicles of religion. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus himself is speaking to the Laodicean church as being on the outside of it. He is knocking on the door asking to be let in. In a similar way, God is using people today who are outside of the organized church system to address his people.
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. I Corinthians 1:26-29
Q. How do you know I’m not some nut job seeking to draw disciples unto himself?
This is an open forum that anyone can participate in. All comments will be public and nothing will be hidden. I have no interest in starting a church. God has called me to warn and teach that which he gives me. Nothing more, nothing less.
No man is perfect and has 100% of God’s truth and that of course includes me. My purpose is to alert you of things to come and show you how to discern truth.
It is imperative that you have an intimate relationship with your Creator. You cannot rely on the words of any preacher, teacher, apostle, prophet, pastor, etc. to teach you about God (please note I am not saying God does not use men and women to help us). To some, this is a very offensive and off-putting statement, but please bear with me. Many who call themselves Christians (followers of Christ) sit in church every Sunday and hear sermon after sermon and teaching upon teaching and never even crack open their Bible to see if what they are being fed is true. This is why the church is in a state of disarray, chaos and confusion. Wolves have crept in and introduced all kinds of strange teachings and have led Christians astray because they would rather have someone tell them what the scriptures say than study it for themselves! This careless attitude towards truth is not pleasing to God. He desires intimate fellowship with each and every one of us and is more than willing to teach us if we would diligently seek him. Many ministers are standing in the way of this. They have positioned themselves between God and his people so they cannot access him directly. Like the Pharisees of old, they have taken away the keys of knowledge and have hindered and prevented those who were entering in (Luke 11:52). God will not stand for this too much longer!
So you can see that this is no laughing matter, please read and meditate on the following scriptures:
And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:10-11
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
II Timothy 2:15
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
I John 2:27
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
II Timothy 4:3-4
Like the believers in Berea, it is your job to verify what you are hearing or reading is true. You are to study the scriptures and ask God to help you rightly divide (understand) his word. If you belong to Christ, then God’s very own life resides within you and will lead you into all truth. If you reject the knowledge of God or turn to teachers who will tickle your ears instead, you place yourself in danger of judgment and deception.
Q. Since you don’t attend church, aren’t you violating the scriptures by forsaking the assembly (Hebrews 10:25)?
I have explained this in my article Why I Don’t Attend Church. Wherever two or three are gathered in Jesus’ name, he is in the midst. When I am discussing the scriptures with my family in our living room, he is in the midst. When I am participating in community forums with other believers on the Internet, he is in the midst. When I am sharing the gospel with unbelievers, he is in the midst. I have a strong desire to fellowship with other believers but will not compromise my position in Christ to acquire it. When those opportunities arise I am more than happy to participate.
The interesting part of Hebrews 10:25 that is often not addressed is this: …but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching (Amplified Bible). One does not have to attend church services to warn, urge, and encourage others faithfully as the Day of Our Lord approaches. Because of the lukewarm, apostate condition of so many churches it is easier to speak God’s word more freely from the outside. There is no way I could speak these messages from within the church structure of today.
Have you ever taken the time to ponder what these scriptures mean?
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” Romans 16:17
“…we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.”
I Thessalonians 3:6
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
II. 2 Timothy 3:5
“And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.”
II. Thessalonians 3:14
“If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
II. John 1:10-11
You see friends, God is not into fellowship for the sake of fellowship. Fellowship must be according to truth. There are times when you need to separate from people who are not walking according to truth. Sadly, many Christians do not even know what truth is, let alone know how to walk in it! God would rather have 300 righteous men who know him intimately and are trustworthy than a congregation of thousands who trust in themselves and are ignorant and foolish. (see Judges 7).
Q. How do you know that we are living in the End Times?
I have addressed this specifically in The Last Days article series. If you open your eyes, turn to God wholeheartedly and seek truth at all cost you will probably be convinced that this is the time of the end. If nothing else, you will gain new insight on things you may have never considered previously.
Here is my question to you. Is it better to prepare ourselves for Christ’s second coming and all that accompanies it and it be delayed than not prepare at all?
I do not enjoy being the bearer of bad news. It is very difficult to proclaim messages of judgment when much of the church and the world are claiming peace and blessings. I am sure that Noah felt much the same while building the ark and warning others of the great flood of judgment to come (II Peter 2:5). Jesus said it would be like this again prior to his return to usher in his Kingdom.
And [just] as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the time of the Son of Man. [People] ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, right up to the day when Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. So also [it was the same] as it was in the days of Lot. [People] ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But on the [very] day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed [them] all. That is the way it will be on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. On that day let him who is on the housetop, with his belongings in the house, not come down [and go inside] to carry them away; and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve and quicken it.
Luke 17:36-33. Amplified.
The earth was depraved and putrid in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power). And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction.
Genesis 6:11-12. Amplified.
Do you see any similarities in the world today compared to the world during Noah’s time? Notice, there is a great juxtaposition of evil (the land being filled with violence) and a sense of normalcy (people buying, selling, eating and drinking).
I pray that your eyes are opened in time for you to prepare your own personal ark of safety. I’m not talking about storing up food and weapons for the coming Apocalypse like these patriotic zealots. I’m talking about the Lord himself being our safety.
The Lord also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation).
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.
Our victory lies in the plans of the one who is the Alpha and Omega. We must find our refuge in him to be counted worthy to escape the times of trouble (Luke 21:36).