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"Thoughts and Reflections on 3 Years of Ministry"

Well, I imagine that after three years of writing for this newspaper, that I would be done. How have I felt about everything that I’ve stated during the past three years? What type of results has come forth because of the writings?

Well, after the first year I wasn’t sure what else to say. I had just finished my article on righteousness with the year in review, and we had the first WCN Ministry Expo. It was an experience that was pleasant, yet to a degree it was saddening, as well, because there was a bit of an under showing. Yet it was something to build upon for the second year. I was quite happy with my writings, although I wasn’t sure if anyone was reading them. I felt that I hit the main issues doing topics on the sin issue, the false belief of the Eucharist being the actual Body and Blood of our Lord, where works fit in this Gospel of Grace, Mary, and other main things that needed to be said. But then again, we are just to spread the word so I shouldn’t be too disappointed.

My second year continued with two three-part articles: one of them being about how just because something is miraculous that doesn’t mean it’s from Christ; the other was about what is your authoritative resource. Those two groups surrounded two articles of the types of answers that an evangelist deals with. I finished the second year with the Gospel Message itself as plain as I could say it.

Now we’ve just ended the third year, with more pinpointed messages, perhaps a little more boldly written than many would care for. But the Gospel needs to get out, as a huge number of souls are headed into eternity with a false hope, dying each day. Because they’ve refused to listen or simply don’t realize their standing isn’t as they think. Whatever the reason, they never committed themselves to the saving work of Jesus Christ. Oh they’ve been handed information about Jesus, to the point that they’re satisfied and don’t want to hear any more. I even wrote an article on this subject, that they have a Different Jesus/a Different Gospel than the Biblical ones.

It’s almost a pick your poison type of generation with so many different religions out there, everyone feeling that when they die, there is a happier place that waits for them. Does it make a difference what you believe? Yes, it does, as Scriptures tell us, Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matthew 7:13, 14). Notice how it says the gate, and the way? And notice too that it isn’t saying some gates, or some ways. This is why I’ve written articles like on mortal or venial sins, Purgatory, Sacraments ...and asked you if you were born again?

All of these messages are from this past year and have many of the corrections to the deceptions that some were taught what kind of reaction does Gospel Light receive? It ranges from those who simply disregarded what was written and were indifferent about all of this, to the vocal, angry response of those surprised to see such writings against the only spiritual path that they ever believed in. Though I never liked fighting over anything, the angry people are at least responding so that the communication lines stay open. And for those who respond favorably, I hope to continue the writings to help equip you against the massive apologetic battle that is quite overwhelming at times.

Look at what God said in His holy Word, if the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not Him that sent me.  (John 15:18, 19, 21) If you wish for a complete list of the articles, just contact Gospel Light Ministries or visit the website at http://www.freewebs.com/gospellightmin/  The Bible tells us ...Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. (John 4:35). Gospel Light will continue to harvest as the Lord wishes.

Gospel Light Ministries
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