I am thankful for the visitors to this blog site. My goal was to utilize many “tags” on each posting, and receive an average of at least one hit per hour for the entire year. Since there are 8,760 hours in a year, that goal was accomplished. The articles that received the most visits, were articles quickly written after watching well publicized television media events such as Killing Jesus, and especially the two part Revelation Series on the History Channel. Patterns Of Evidence, shown only once on Martin Luther King Day at selected theaters across the nation, was likewise a great drawing card. I will keep blogging, eventually adding postings from mission trips taken long ago, as well as further articles on eschatology, theology, current events, etc., etc. Due to time constraints, the postings may not be quite as frequent.
Because of Him, Pastor Steve
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The following is a statement of faith from the author of this blog site. I believe the Bible is the inerrant, immutable and perfect Word of God. I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and God Himself, and the Second Person of the Triune Godhead. Jesus Christ is also the sole Author of salvation. Below is a more comprehensive statement of faith, which is taken from the South West Florida Bible Institute, since I whole heartily concur with the statement in its entirety:
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, and only inerrant, infallible, immutable, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
In His Service, Pastor Steve
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. It is truly a blessing to share insights from the Word of God with others. I thank you folks for taking the time to read the postings. I especially thank a Canadian who checked out five entries on the rapture of the church nearly every day since the middle of November! I believe the Lord gave me excellent understanding when those postings were originally written about five years ago. When I see others who are interested, it makes me very grateful and desirous to blog all the more. In His Service, Pastor Steve
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.
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164 articles that were compiled over about two years, were moved to this site in August, 2013. The best way to navigate the articles, in order to find a specific teaching/theme/topic, is by scrolling through the categories located at the top of the home page. Additionally, at the bottom of each page one can find archives by month and year, the five most recent posts, the last three comments, and another listing of the categories. Please note the “older posts” icon at the bottom of long pages, which indicates the category keeps on going and there are more postings. New articles will be added from this date (August, 2013). Christians who are truly “born again (John 3:3),” and believe in the inerrancy of the scriptures, will concur with most of the doctrine in this blog. One possible exception could be within the theme of current events which covers my political opinions. In this category I believe we would usually agree in principle, but not in every detail. Like you, sometimes I learn more and change my opinion in politics and current events. The scriptures, however, are a constant and never change. We change our understanding of God’s truth ONLY when God gives us further revelation. In His Service, Pastor Steve