Hello, my name is Joseph, I am 26 years old from South Australia. I am a born again Christian, having received God’s free gift of salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and the purpose of this blog is to write down what God is showing me as I read his Written Word and share with anyone who cares to read. I am a sinner, I need a Saviour, I have a Saviour.
I am not writing this blog because I am anyone special, I don’t receive special, private, exclusive revelations or interpretations from God, I simply read my Authorized King James Bible, believe what it says, and the Holy Spirit guides me into truth and understanding as he promises to – John 16:13. Interpretation belongs to God – Genesis 40:8. No prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation – 2 Peter 1:20. You will find no extra-Biblical material or experiences on this blog. My salvation is not based on experience and feelings, it is based on the truth of God’s Word. My house is built upon the rock.
This is not a hate blog. I do not have a vendetta against anyone. True love is based on truth, true love seeks not its own, if I am giving you the truth from God’s Word, well then I truly love you more than someone who is just telling you what you want to hear. It is quite probable that people will be offended by some of the stuff I post on here. Jesus said in John 6:61 – Doth this offend you? Luke 7:23 – And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. Matthew 20:15 – Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?. 1 Corinthians 1:18 – For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. If the truth offends you, well then you are just fulfilling what the Bible says in John 3:19,20 – And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
I do not have a secret agenda. All I believe is what the Bible says. I do not try putting a spin on it. I am not a member of a cult pushing some sinister angle. I am not writing this blog for popularity’s sake. Even if one person gets saved from reading this blog, it will be worth it. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost – Luke 19:10. All I will be writing about is what the Bible says. What God says. What I say, what I think doesn’t matter. Jesus said in John 18:20 – I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. Read your Bible, find out what God says for yourself. You can know for yourself if you want to. The Bible says we are without excuse – Romans 1:20. The Bible was written so that we could know. You can be saved and know it. You can live in the confidence and assurance of eternal life. True faith and hope isn’t blind, it is based on God’s Word. The Bible says God has magnified his word above his name – Psalm 138:2. If God’s Word isn’t enough for you, then there is nothing more and there is no hope for you.
I don’t claim to know everything. In fact I hardly know anything. I am just as fallible as anyone else. I am still learning myself. For now we see through a glass darkly, and then face to face – 1 Corinthians 13. I make every effort to make sure my posts are clear and God forbid I should cause someone to stumble or mislead anybody. When I make posts or anything else, I am not digging into my own reservoir of knowledge, intellect and understanding. Job answered the Lord and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Job also said, Therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. All I have to give you is God’s Word. I wouldn’t claim to have anything else of value to offer you. What I do know is that God’s Word has the answers. God’s Word is final, absolute, perfect, preserved and eternal. This blog is about what the Bible says, and that is all I am interested in. The Bible is all I have to offer you. The Gospel is the power of God, man’s power, reasoning, intellect cannot deliver or save himself. All I am doing is holding forth the word of life – Philippians 2:16. I make no apologies for that.
I will continue to fill out this website as time permits and hopefully someone views it and gets saved as a result, or I build up the faith of a true believer further! I will try to keep my blog entries as short and as concise as possible although writing tends to beget writing! I am fairly new to this, still getting to grips with blogging. Please feel free to leave a comment, contact me, post a question, ask for a Bible reference, add your thoughts etc. I hope to be posting fairly regularly so all sorts of stuff should be popping up on here soon! 🙂
I hope and pray that the Holy Spirit will bear witness to you of the truth. Only God can do the work. God bless.
The most important thing is that – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved – Romans 10:13.