BioSaved at age of 17. 4 years U.S. Marine Corps. 2 years of Bible college at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College San Dimas, CA. (now Heartland Baptist College in Oklahoma City) 4 children, one deceased. Unmarried for the last 19 years. Active in ministry as sound/video man, door-to-door soul winning, janitorial, and youth ministry aid.
Location: Roseburg, OR
InterestsBible study/discussion, fishing, hunting, hiking, playing games (cards, board, online, or console), and reading.
Fresh Dungeness Crab caught in Bandon, OR during our Father/Son camping trip! Eaten with a wide variety of cheeses from Face Rock Creamery in Bandon we toured, along with steaks we brought not knowing the Lord would bless us with so many crab. It was a great surf and turf! Note to self: Cracking open and eating crab legs in the open air attracts the attention of an incredible number of Seagulls. Rain gear recommended...
3 men, a Baptist Pastor, a Catholic Priest, and a Jewish Rabbi were on a camping trip together (suspend unequally yoked comments for this humor). They got into an argument about which of them was better at converting someone to their faith. They decided on a challenge right there in the woods. They would go out into the woods and the person who did the best job in converting a woodland creature to their faith would win. Catholic Priest: I encountered a bear in the woods and after we went through the catechisms he will be taking mass with me tomorrow morning! Baptist Pastor: I also encountered a bear down by the river, and after a two hour hell fire and damnation sermon the bear wanted to get baptized right away in the river! Jewish Rabbi: (Laying on a gurney in a full-body cast) I also encountered a bear and looking back, maybe I shouldn't have started with the circumcision.
A blonde was having difficulty with a jigsaw puzzle so she called her boyfriend to come over to help. Blonde: Hi honey, I can't seem to figure out this jigsaw puzzle, can you come over to help me? Boyfriend: What is it supposed to be a picture of? Blonde: There is a tiger on the box! Boyfriend: Okay, I will be right over (rolls his eyes). The boyfriend arrives to find all the pieces of the puzzle scattered on the dining room table. He takes the blonde by her hand and leads her into the living room, and sits with her on the couch. He then says, honey, why don't you go make us a nice cup of coffee and after we finish that, we will go back into the dining room and put all the Frosted Flakes back in the box.
The following is a response I made to a brother who sent me a PM. It sheds a little more light on what and why I believe what I posted earlier. It is my observation and belief that no one "discovers" later in life that there is a god and is surprised by that revelation because it was so unexpected. From the youngest days everyone one is aware of a supreme being that is responsible for all that we know and see in this world, it is not until later in life, through "supposed logic and wisdom" that your heart becomes darkened against the truth you have always intrinsically known. This is why I stated that you have to become educated into being an atheist, usually by godless professors or instructors, or it a is lashing out at god for a traumatic event because you blame god for allowing man to do evil. Here is the scriptural support with highlights in bold that lead me to this belief beyond my own observations. Romans 1:18-23 (KJV) 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. I find more Agnostics, as I described in my second paragraph than I find supposed atheists, and even those atheists can point to a time when they "became" atheist and then give me their rationale to defend why they made this decision. The fact of the matter is that they became atheists later in life, away from a natural belief in a supreme being responsible for all the perfect creation and balance they see. Bro. Garry In His will. By His power. For His glory.
No one is naturally an atheist. There has never been a single culture on the planet that hasn't believed there is a god. You have to be educated into atheism through a brainwashing that goes against all the obvious evidence of an intelligent creator and divine order to the universe. That is either through an aggressive indoctrination of atheist beliefs or I have found just as common, some horribly traumatic event in the atheists life that they have blamed God for, rather than the prince of this world Satan. Many times once an atheist understands God and how He truly is and interacts with man, he comes to understand that the traumatic events that had them so angry were NOT from God but from sin and Gods purposeful creation of man with a free moral spirit and not an automaton robot that must do exactly as God wills. It requires FAR more faith to be an atheist than it does to be a Christian. I find also just as often an atheist really doesn't believe there is no god, but is really an agnostic who believes you can't know god or that god no longer has any direct involvement in the daily lives of mankind. They acknowledge the obvious irrefutable evidence of intelligent order and design in the universe and nature but believe any influence by a supreme being stopped at that, and we are left to fend for ourselves as we see fit. Bro. Garry
I know I am not allowed to pass out gospel tracts on Campus, and this is a state owned college not private. They are trying to pass a law also that will prohibit anyone from knocking on someone's door without express permission unless you are emergency or utilities personnel. Needless to say that will kill our door knocking to spread the gospel. Bro. Garry