Category Archives: Personal Testimony

A Reminder of the Jewishness of Christianity

In this video, Mottel Baleston tells how he came to realize that the New Testament was a collection of writings by Jews about a Jew – a fact for which his Jewish upbringing had not prepared him. Source: Mottel Baleston … Continue reading

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Why Do I Believe the Bible Is the Word of God? Because Jesus Did.

This post was originally written as part of this comment exchange on Randal Rauser’s blog post “Liar, Liar, Soul on Fire.” 1. I see the Bible is a collection of documents written by ancient Jews over many generations, and ostensibly no … Continue reading

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Why Do I Write These Blogs?

The following exchange took place here. James: Why is this a place for non-church goers and that be a positive thing to propose others to do trying to follow Christ? Im probably missing your point even though I find lots … Continue reading

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I Fear God Because I Read the Bible

I didn’t read the Bible because I feared God, but I did come to fear God once I read enough of the Bible to understand its message. In other words, it was reading the Bible as an adult that gave … Continue reading

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I Found Christ by Looking for the Truth

I did not find Jesus Christ by looking for Jesus Christ. I did not find Jesus Christ by looking for God. I did not find Christ by seeking to be spiritual. I did not find Christ by seeking to be … Continue reading

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What the Apostles and Prophets Taught Me

This post can be considered a follow-on to these two posts: What the Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals Taught Me What the Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals Did Not Teach Me The Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals all taught me the authority of the Scriptures. … Continue reading

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What the Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals Did Not Teach Me

What the Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals taught me can be found here.  What they did not teach me was that godly living was more important than churchgoing. The Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals are just as big on churchgoing as the … Continue reading

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What the Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals Taught Me

I should say first that I was raised a Roman Catholic in the 1950’s.  My first six years of formal education were at parochial school.  I was an altar boy, and, later, a lay reader at Mass.  As a child, … Continue reading

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I Left My Church by Letting It Leave Me

It was 1992 and I was pastor of Westport Church in St. Louis, Missouri.  I had just received my Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, having previously received my Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary.  Like any … Continue reading

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I Invite You to Challenge Me at My Most Vulnerable Point

(This challenge is for atheists, agnostics, and anyone else who believes that Jesus Christ is not who the Bible says He is.) If you want to attack and defeat an enemy you look for the most efficient way to do … Continue reading

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