The Minister —–Original Message—–
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: RE: RE: Hi Again Pat
Pat, I am truly enjoying all your sight has to offer. I am learning so much and I almost can’t sleep at night. When I mention your findings to some of my “church” going friends they are telling me that I need to quit reading your stuff! I am beginning to believe what you are saying and it makes perfect sense. As I try to step outside of my Christian thinking and look at things in a realist’s point of view I begin to see how strange and self-righteous we are. I go to a bible study every Monday night at a home and rather than doing a teaching we decided to pray and watch the Presidents speech on the war with Iraq. The prayer leader was praying that GOD would bless our troops and that thru this war let it be an open gate to spread your word to the LOST Muslims. And as that prayer was being spoken I began to think AH HA! Pat hit the head on the money! And I began to think about the 10 commandments that God gave to Moses! Thou shall have no other gods before me! Well there MUST have been other gods if God of Israel said that you are not to worship the “other gods” Right! Pat kudos to you! I have been a “born again” Christian since 1990. I had a very emotional experience when I became one but, as I am real with myself, I begin to understand it was emotion and humans are emotional beings.
I went to a Bible college in which we had many speakers claim to have seen blind eyes see, the lame walk, and people being raised from the dead. I have read Lester Summeral’s book on deliverance and dealing with demonic forces, I use to be hard-core into pastors such as Rod Parsley, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, and world-renowned speakers. A lot of it is still in my head. I almost feel that 15 years of my life have been wasted away if this is absolutely true. But I can look at it as “a learning experience”. Pat your book has been on my shelf for almost three years. During those years I have been scared to read it because I am having “fun” in my Christian circle but deep DEEP inside I know that this is possibly true. God couldn’t be the creator of something as complicated and dividing as religion. And when I discuss the complications with fellow Christians there response is like “well Bill its not about religion its about relationship” or some witty one liner like that. I am a licensed minister and went to a Pentecostal bible college. I had a good time and made lots of friends and have some GREAT memories. But there were issues and a lot of self-righteousness there too. One of my buddies went to Lee College, and because he was Episcopalian, they prayed for him outside his DORM room to be delivered. He was greatly persecuted. And eventually left. Pat, what about people like John Edwards being able to communicate with the deceased? You know like the Crossing Over TV shows where he is communicating with dead loved ones? Is there ANY validity to that at all? What is your opinion?
Concerning AD 70, I didn’t even know of its existence until I talked with a Preterest friend who pretty much convinced me that Armageddon had already taken place, but that was NOT yet the return of the Messiah. Thank you for writing your book and I may have some other writings in my library that concur with what you are saying. I have a book that talks about how when the battle of AD 70 occurred the Christians supposedly “Hid in the hills” not to return. I find that sentence awfully peculiar. And when did the DARK ages begin?
What happened in AD 71? What happened to the Mayans that were under the Tyranny of the gods? Anyway, please answer when you have the time and thank you for helping me out. This has been a life changing experience for me; and I thank you for what you are doing and I know you have had to put up with a lot of persecution for it. AND by the way, I was wondering if I could get permission from you if I could DOWNLOAD your interview in Irvine AND the other Radio interview and burn them on a CD to give to some of my friends? I could possibly give you at least a donation if it’s a yes. – Thanks again
In Friendship as well,