It’s to my shame that up to a year and a half ago I was clueless as to how wide spread the disception of the Word of Faith Movement is. I have always been a serious student of God’s Word but that’s where I lived. I never would look around at the world around me and compare “Men of God,” or ministries, or what was being taught with God’s Word. Now that the Lord has really opened my eyes and I started to speak out I have discovered that I am more isolated and estranged from people and what we call “church” than I have ever been before. After all, I have really made people angry by just point blank telling them they are being lied to. But at the same time, I have never experienced more of the peace of God. I’m happy in my relationship with him and I know I’m doing His will. And for me, that is enough! That’s why I started blogging, it’s not my desire to come across judgmental, or condemning, but if you really look at how Jesus treated the religious leaders of His day, he was never polite to them. He was always frank, brutally honest, and rebuked them sharply because he cared for their eternal soul. And that’s what it’s all about, the soul. Sadly, masses of people are being carried down to the portal’s of hell itself by false teachers, prophets, and apostles. I can do nothing less than cry out loud in an attempt to warn them to look to the Savor Jesus Christ and trust and follow him.
I was born again and came to know Jesus Christ at the age of 19, on September 14, 1979. For me it was a dramatic experience as I had suffered many things as a child and a teen. From that point on life would never be the same. Long story short, I was in the Baptist Church untill 1991. There is much I could say about my experience in the Baptist church however an article would serve better so I’ll not say anymore now. I was out of church from 1991 until 1997 when I married my wife Pat and we started attending a Penticostal Church. Over the next seven years, I answered God’s call to preach the Gospel, went to college and in 2004 started a church plant in Bellefontaine Ohio. It was during the four years there that God began to open my eyes to just how faulty the church structure was and how corrupted our church leaders had become. After being lied to repeatedly, after being ignored and shunned, after numerious broken promises from those who claim superiority over you, you start to wonder where all the integrity has gone. I realized that I existed for their benifit, as long as I kept sending the money in I was on good terms with them, however, I was indigenious as far as they were concerned. That meant I was on my own. I was accountable to them while they were in no way responsible for me or to me.
After four years, God lead my wife Pat and I to close the church. This was very hard for me to except, we had reached many with the Gospel, seen people rise up to maturity, and felt we had done a good work in spite of the hardships and trials we encountered. We decided to move to Georgia were we stayed for seven months before moving back to Defiance Ohio, our home town. It was at this time that the Lord opened our eyes to mass disception of the WoF. Since our return we have studied God’s word carefully, and have tried to reach those still influenced by the Word of Faith movement. Our attempts have in many ways fallen short, only a few have heard God’s call to leave it and follow Jesus. The rest, well lets say our work is not done. Untill then, I am resolved to do what ever it takes to reach as many as I can with the truth of God’s Word and exalt Jesus Christ as Lord over His Church, for He is the only Soveriegn (1 Timothy 6:15)