I am so thankful for the fact that you have been diligent and consistent in the posting of your videos.
I am from an AG church in San Jose, CA. I was saved at the church and have been attending for about 5 years. I used my passion for competition to climb the ladder at the church. I currently lead the youth worship ministry and conduct the orchestra on Sunday mornings. I have become an integral part of the church, but all because of my good works!
Never have I realized all of the issues with the church that I attend. I took them to be biblical, but there had kinda always been a small sore spot on my conscience. The talk of the Holy Spirit being a warm feeling, they could sense and knew that God was speaking to them. Taking the intense emotionalism and passion of a moment to supposedly call youth group members to become missionaries. Singing endless praise and worship songs that are really about PEOPLE and not about GOD.
The whole thing, and pretty much the whole thing was at the root of old roman Catholicism. Getting closer to God and becoming better and more righteous by one’s work.
Boy I am so glad that God has used you to speak His Word to me.
I am about to propose and soon marry my girlfriend. We are solid in our faith and have disagreed with alot that went on at the church. Though we knew the church wasn’t completely right, we didn’t really have anywhere else to go. We both have an earnest and strong to desire to stay purely scriptural in all that we do and believe.
I thank God because as I enter into this new time of life, I know that Christ is straightening out everything that I believe for the headship of my future family, and that He is working in Dana and I to bring us to the true love and grace of our Lord.
What a yoke I have been under for so long, I am so thankful for YOU. you are doing a GREAT job. you are always right on and always bring a good word, the word of the Lord. Please keep on doing what you are doing. It is so important in these times. I really can’t thank you enough for letting God use you to speak to me, my girlfriend and setting the course right for our life together.
I found you when a student of friend of mine of Concordia Seminary posted your Why Cant Oranges be Apples video.