Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Major Changes!

As you may notice, other than my not having posted in some time, all of the posts I had are gone except my testimony seeing how that has not changed.

What has changed is my doctrinal position. I had thought about edited all of my posts to conform to my newly held doctrinal position, but it was far too much work as it would be easier to just do all of it over again.

My doctrinal position is no longer a basic evangelical conservative look at Scripture and the world around with a mean stare at some things. It is now under the heading of a Reformed Theology view.

And for anyone who says Theology is nonsense, let me direct you to some basic knowledge. Theology is the study of God, Theos meaning God and ology of any kind is a study of that word in front of it, and if you are studying the Bible, then you are studying God. *See John 1:1-2*

Now that that is taken care of, and yes I do know some people who believe that Theology is junk and nonsense. But enough of that.

Let me mark some changes in my life so you will better understand the new posts of Investments of Faith. I have changed the church in which I attend. I no longer go to Brownwood after some doctrinal issues with myself and the pastor of that church. To quote Martin Luther, and I am referring to the 16th century reformer not the civil rights leader, "I cannot go against conscience, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe."

I am now going to Oak Ridge Reformed Baptist in Oak Ridge Texas. Pastor Jess Larson is the Pastor-Teacher and Justin Tubbs is the Co-Pastor. Justin and I go way back to before our salvation had occured and we were both in high school, whom we both found each other again by God's providence to be both Christians and called of God to preach the Gospel.

This is all I have to post, also my wife and I are having a little girl named Mckenzie Michelle.

God bless!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Testimony.

I guess I should at least post my testimony. I am 24 as of this posting. I was an avid cusser, a drinker, and a very horrible boyfriend to my now wife. I love you sweetheart. I played a video game. World of Warcraft. I have been playing that game since it was first released and prior to that because I was in what they call the BETA testing. I helped test the game prior to its release and had been playing it since Nov. 23 2004.

The nature of the game is fun, but its unbeatable and there is always something to do that you haven't done yet. I would stay up all hours of the night and leave my wife in bed to just sleep alone while I stared at tiny pixels on a computer monitor. I would neglect family gatherings, and would sometimes not feel like going to church and while I was "sick," sit there and play this game for the rest of the day and into the night. 4+ years I have been doing that. I quit the game after realizing the devils grasp on me and the day after I quit, the Spirit moved me to create this blog to show people the Word of God.

Alot of people say, "Oh a video game? That can't be that horrible of an addiction, at least you weren't out driving cars intoxicated or on the streets smoking drugs and such." No I wasn't thank God, but I was neglecting things that demanded attention as a man. I would call out from work sometimes just to play this game!

Take this for example. My wife took vacation for a week to spend time with me and her family, I decided to hold off taking vacation until the expansion of this game came out so I could spend the WHOLE week playing the new game. Pathetic? I agree.

That is my testimony. I was addicted to something legal and played by many, yet was still addicted and acted like an addict and worse. God helped me draw away from that, and now I am a minister for God.

God bless your hearts, I love you all. I hope more out there who were playing this game with me can see what it really is. And just like with alcohol, some people have no problem, some people can control it. I couldn't and got rid of it. There were people who I knew who could play the game 2 hours a week and be content. If I didn't play for 4+ hrs a day I was deprived and starved.

I gave my life to Christ on Febuary 4th 2009 at around 7:58 PM. I was married to my girlfriend of 3+ years March 28th 2009. I accepted my calling as a minister July 23 2009. I wouldn't trade one second of what I have now for a guilty pleasure as I used to have.

And just a reminder, the church website is now up. It is very basic, but its up with a little bit of info. God bless you.