I spent the first 20 years of my life watching those around me, in attempts to figure out what ‘life’ was all about.  Then one day someone asked to sit and share something with me.  What he read to me was not his own philosophy.  For the first time in a long time, I was very confused.  I spent the next several months trying to figure out what I had heard that day.  That young man read from the book of Matthew, verses 13 and 14, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”   I had believed that basically everyone was going to Heaven, but above it says there are few that will find the road that leads to life.  I believed hell was reserved only for those few who had done really bad things, but in verse 13, it says many, not few would go down the road to destruction.  There was  a massive contradiction in my thinking and I knew there was only one that could help me understand.  I did not cry out to Buddha, nor Mohammad.  Both are in their graves.  Although I didn’t know for sure yet who He was, I simply cried out to God.  I did not ask for healing, nor to be made rich, but to simply know the truth.  Later I found a verse that confirmed my searching.  The True and Living God has promised, “If you seek Me, you will find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:13   I now knew the problem.  I was on the road which I thought was leading to ‘heaven’, but was now confronted with reality, with my sin.  I now knew without equivocation that I was deceived.  I thought I was on a road to ‘heaven’, but was really on the wide road with many others leading me to destruction. 

I believe God heard my blind cry to Him and in keeping His promise, He made sure I heard the truth both about my condemnation and the grace of His forgiveness by what His Son did historically upon the cross almost 2,000 years ago.  John 3:16-19 sums it up perfectly, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” 

After asking for forgiveness and accepting the Good News of God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ, I have spent more than 10 years in a variety of education settings in hopes of pointing others to the Truth.  My heart’s desire is to know the truth, to do the truth and to share the truth.  I hope you are challenged, blessed and encouraged as you dig through this site.  It is my prayer that the truth of God’s Word will set and keep you free.  John 8:31-32

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