I gave my life to Him and He imputed His life to me and I was free from guilt and the penalty of my sinful nature. All this was down to Him. To His Sovereign Mercy and Grace. He didn't have to do this - but He did. Why me? I don't know. Why did He pass
by millions and come to me? For sure there wasn't and isn't anything in me to attract Him to me, in fact most people were far better than me... But He is God and can do what He wants, when He wants and where He wants - if He couldn't then He would not be God.
My reading of the Bible and my experience formed my theology - which I began studying and devouring immediately - I am what would be termed a Calvinist, although I prefer not to use such a term except for matters explaination. I prefer the 'Doctrines of
Grace' or 'Reformed'. I believe in the Total depravity of our human nature (the 'total' refers not to the depth of depravity but the coverage - our mind, heart and will is covered by this condition). I believe that God positively and unconditionally chose
for Himself a people, if He didn't then He would be a God Who depended on us. Also I believe that Christ died definitely for those given to Him..He didn't die with His fingers crossed hoping someone would believe. I also believe that those given by the Father
to Son, Who won their salvation are effectively called by the Holy Spirit, Who convinces them of their need and breaths life into them so that they believe in the death of the Son...then these people, through failure, fear, joy and sorrow will keep going and
be presented to God as His so God would be all in all! Boy that is exciting!!
My Eschatological view is one of optimism. As man fell into sin by listening to and believing the word of satan and ever since that has been the situation. The gospel
is the Word of God through the living Logos, Christ. By believing the gospel, the Word of God, man is re-instated. The story of the world is the story of the Word. The Gospel, when believed turns around the work of satan. It seems therefore right to say that
the triumph of the gospel is what we should look for - that the fulfillment of the prophecies of Isaiah and the psalms that all the world will come to worship Him is a song of triumph. The best is yet to be. God will be glorified as He works all things
to that end in defeating the work of satan on Earth. For too long has the Christian church been 'hanging around' waiting for the Lord to come and get us out of this terrible mess...isn't it about time we sought His Face and pleaded that Jerusalem should
be the praise of the Earth and then the bride will be radiant and ready for the coming of the bridgroom!!
All this has put me in a minority group! So I have preached about the glorious truths of God from that point onwards. I have been an Evangelist,
Missionary and Bible Teacher - I am thrilled when I can read the Scriptures and explain and see people changed by God. I have created a page with links to some of my sermons preached when i was a Pastor. I hope that you are challenged or encouraged by
them. it is but a small part of what I can do for Him Who has done so much for me!!