wow, just wow

My past if pretty dark as anybody who knows me and/or reads my blog will know. Utter depravity is my past, a total testament to the absolute undeserved, unmerited mercy of God in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am forgiven, cleansed, new, and changed in Him, by Him, for Him. I’ve been thinking;Continue reading “wow, just wow”

A coin

I’ve been thinking, odd I know, Evan thinking, outrageous! 😉 yes indeed turning to Christ involves true repentance and faith (trust). These however are not to be thought of as two separate things. They are really two sides to the same coin. You find out how despicable, corrupt, and hopeless you are before an allContinue reading “A coin”

Must be said

Please please note I am not saying these things to present myself as “holier-than-though.” I share my experience, the miraculous ways I’ve been spared literal death, freed from sin, forgiven, etc., to point to Christ and glorify my Savior. I am nothing, I do not want praise, I do not want titles, I do notContinue reading “Must be said”

Rather offensive

The love and mercy of our, God is beautiful and truly incredible.   With that said, in addition,  coupled with our, Lord’s love is His holiness.  God is ultimately and totally holy, as such He has wrath: righteous indignation toward transgressions, and transgressors. And rightfully so. These two characteristics of the, Godhead in total, are playedContinue reading “Rather offensive”

In All Things

The Bible, God’s inerrant, infallible word is truly remarkable! Of course for its trustworthy knowledge of, God and, His will, and the way of salvation, but also with regards to every aspect of living life in this fallen world. Take for example the regulations regarding skin disease recorded in Leviticus. Before any knowledge of germ-theoryContinue reading “In All Things”

Prosperity “gospel”

“Hey did you hear Joel Osteen, he has such an uplifting message?!” No I did not, no. Yeah, yeah, God wants me to be “happy, wealthy, healthy, and prosperous.” He and other ministers of the flesh proclaim such. “Wait, Evan, aren’t you being rather critical, rather unkind?” No, and here’s why. Our God is anContinue reading “Prosperity “gospel””

A curse

We often focus on the beauty of the cross, as we should! We miss however its absolute horror as well. Christ became cursed upon the cross for our salvation. Mocked, flogged, beaten, pierced and abandoned for our sakes no less. He took upon Himself the full wrath of the Father towards sinners. Jesus was cursedContinue reading “A curse”

Hoping for chaos

There exists within many believers and myself I’ve found an odd occurrence. As Scripture speaks about the wickedness and chaos leading up until Christ comes. We, I, desire our Lord to return so bad that we find ourselves almost rejoicing at the chaos coming about. I confess that I am not shocked by events, ifContinue reading “Hoping for chaos”

At odds

Welcome: please join me on this journey of introspection! I’m perplexed in understanding my past, my involvement in the church and my apostasy and in the end attempted suicide. What I mean is was I saved? I confessed Christ and was involved in the church and studied theology in depth. So there are three possibleContinue reading “At odds”

Overcoming evil with good

Roman’s 12:2 reads, “do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.” This exhortation is powerful in its implications and application: to look for, and respond in love and mercy no matter the situation or “ugliness” and injustice of a person/situation. Our God is the God of redemption: of turning what is ugly,Continue reading “Overcoming evil with good”