I`ve been a Pastor and Bible teacher for 40 years.
I`m a writer--author of 18 Bible-based books and over 200 journal articles. Web site: www.PettyPress.com where a lot of my books and writings are posted. I've been married to the same lovely lady for 55 years. We're more in love now than when we married. My wife and I were missionaries to Pitcairn Island, in the South Pacific, from 1982-1984.
I've been a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since the age of 9.
Books: Pacific Press Publishing Association; PettyPress. Number of titles published: 16. Journal Articles: Adventist Review; Signs of the Times; Guide Magazine; Ministry: A Journal for Clergy; Sabbath School Leadership; The Youth's Instructor; Student Movement; Cord, and others. Total Journal articles: over 200. Web Site: www.PettyPress.com. Contents: 18 of my books; 41 Bible study guides; over 30 sermons; Stories; poems; links to other sites, etc. E-mail address: PettyPress@gmail.com
I have a BA and a Master`s degree--both degrees are in Biblical studies.
I was awarded the "Golden Cord" from my Alma Mater, Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, for my foreign mission service.
I like Bible study because it helps me understand God and His plan of salvation. I find it fascinating to learn about all the effort and love that God has put into saving us from sin.
I'm a story teller. I've written 5 books covering the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews (Bible Stories for adults--all available on Amazon.com and e-books from the publisher).
I've found that studying the Bible by subject (death, hell, faith, etc.)--instead of just reading it through as a book--helps me to understand what God wants me to know. Then, when I read it through as a book, the Bible makes more sense to me.
Nearly all the world believes that the cosmos evolved over billions of years. The Bible describes a God who created this world in six days, and rested the seventh. When humans rebelled against God, He came to earth, became one of us, and then died for us. Evolutionists have no Savior, no hope. Christians have hope in the resurrection, and a future life with Jesus, our Creator and Redeemer.
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