This blog is not about me, but it is related to my spiritual journey. I’m not a theologian by education, but I’ve studied the Bible and various religions much of my life. I was introduced early on to a very different way of looking at Christianity because my father knew that the world’s churches not only did not practice what they preached but even taught things directly contrary to what the Bible, their supposed source of their beliefs, says to do.
I am passionate about Christ, but I’m also a computer geek by trade. I like to analyze things and work through problems logically. That’s what I appreciate about Herbert W Armstrong’s (HWA) teachings, as most of them were based upon logically resolving various Scriptures into a fantastic harmony. “Don’t believe me, believe your Bible!” he used to thunder. “Believe God!” That’s what I endeavor to do to this day.
I have written extensively about technology, religion and business on various platforms. From time to time, I may point out various articles of interest on Yahoo!, Helium or other sites. Hopefully, all of these will work together to challenge you to examine not only what you believe but why you believe it. May God use this platform to lead you into all truth, as Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would do to His disciples.
Wow, John, I am so GLAD to see you back! I’ve been worried that your health issues were multiplying, and having dealt as a caregiver with a sister’s death from liver failure in February of this year and now as a caregiver for another close relative who has leiomyosarcoma (a rare and aggressive form of cancer) that is terminal (chemo didn’t even touch it, but the side effects of chemo were awful), I have great empathy for what you have been and are dealing with.
I’ve missed you. Like you, I have lots of things I want to post, but all of this stuff and trying to work chews up any free time I might have. But always seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first, no matter what else is happening. That’s the eternal priority.
Good to hear from you as well, my friend. Sorry to hear about your situation as well. You and I have been through and seen a lot, that’s for sure. In the end, it seems to me that God has specially chosen you for this role for some purpose that we cannot yet see. Still, I do look forward to the Kingdom, and more so each day as I see the world collapsing in on itself. Yet, every day that I get up, it is one more chance to do it right, and it is gift from God to see His hand at work in it all.
We’ve been through it all…and will go through it all…as the process that God is completing in us. A ton of lessons to learn, as we look forward to Christ’s return and the beginning of the restoration of all things. Having been in the trenches now, we will have the humility, the empathy, the compassion, and the mercy to serve our families and friends as we help them learn how to walk this way, not that way.
Certainly, that is the joy set before me and the hope that motivates me when I think how worn out we get by living this life. Like you, I get up every day, pick up my cross, and strive to follow my Savior. It is definitely a gift from God and it is wonderful to see the miracles He provides every day. Lots of gratitude and thankfulness.
Keeping you in my prayers, my friend. And so glad to see you back in the blogging saddle. I have missed you.