Welcome! It’s hard to believe that thousands of people come to this little – humble website looking for something about my past. You find not only the bad news confessed, but the Good News of Jesus Christ professed loudly. “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 1
Amazon and Barnes & Noble
My e-books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for their minimum price of .99 cents, unlike on iTunes where they are free. Amazon will match the free iTunes price if you use the match price option.
Our desire is to offer books free of charge. Over a thousand books have been given out free on iTunes and even a greater number for free on Amazon. To His disciples, Jesus said, “…freely you have received, freely give.” 2
Will You Die For Me?
My first book, Will You Die For Me?, isn’t offered as an e-book yet, but you can read it in full for free on this website. It was written in a sensitive manner without causing more harm. The sole purpose is to share the truth of my past and the testimony of my conversion to Christ in 1975.
The book was partially written using eight hours of recording between my late attorney and I in 1969. The tapes were awarded recently to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for investigation, as the result of a ruling by a Federal bankruptcy court in Texas. The LAPD found nothing new! It is my hope that this disclosure will help to put to rest a crime that has cause so much pain.
I know it is hard to believe that a person with my past can change, but “…if any man be in Christ [including yourself], he is a new creation: old things are passed away’ behold all things are become new.”3 This is the Good News! Won’t you pray, “LORD, help my unbelief!”
We’ve all had beliefs that led to undesired results. My regrets stem from beliefs today overcome the regrets of the past. In other words, our beliefs can imprison us or free us to live a productive and rewarding life.
During the ministry of Jesus, believers were healed by faith in the Good News of the Kingdom of God. Mark recorded:
“Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for years…when she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, ‘If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction… And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.” 4
Again, the ruler of synagogues’ house came to Jesus because his daughter was dead. Again, Mark wrote:
“As soon a Jesus beard the word that was spoken [to Jairus], He said to the ruler of the synagogue, ‘Don’t be afraid; only believe…’ Then he took the child by the hand and said ‘Talitha, cumi,’ which is translated, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise.’ Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with the great amazement.” 5
Throughout the New Testament, we see that the only requirement for the salvation [healing] is to believe in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Some things may be hard to believe for today, but “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.’ 6
Stretching Your Faith…
I do a lot of physical stretching because it has been proven to help blood circulation, strengthen muscles, heal joint pain and increase our overall health. In the Body of Christ, stretching our faith will do the same spiritually for us.
‘So then by faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God [the Good News about Christ].” 7
The New Testament Bible has twenty-seven books to increase our faith. The four Gospels (Matthew, Mark Luke and John) records the birth, ministry, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Acts of the Apostles records the birth of the Church by the Holy Spirit, and the Apostle Peter and Paul beginning their ministry to the Jews and the Gentiles. Paul went on three missionary journeys in the Northern Mediterranean area as recorded in Acts. He wrote nine letters (Romans through 2nd Thessalonians) back to these congregations, two letters to is spiritual son Timothy, one letter to Titus, one letter to Philemon, and one letter to the Hebrews; a total of fourteen books. Peter wrote two letters. James and Jude (the half brother of Jesus) wrote two letters. And lastly, John wrote three letters and the Revelation of Jesus Christ. To Timothy, Paul wrote:
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects is when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.” 8
This website is one of those good works with the purpose of increasing your faith. Won’t you stretch now, and pray with me?
A Prayer of Salvation…
Father God, I love you. I come to You today in faith asking You to forgive my sins. Jesus, I believe in You, I believe You died on the cross for me, You took my place and all the punishment that I deserved. I believe You died and were buried and on the third day You rose from the dead. Death could not hold You. You have conquered Satan and taken the keys of hell and death away from him. I believe You did all of this for me because You love me. I want to be a Disciple. I want to serve you all the days of my life. I want to learn how to live the new life that You have promised me. I receive You now, Jesus, and I give myself to You. Take me just the way I am, and make me what you want me to be.
Thank You Jesus, for saving me. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and teach me everything I need to know. Now, I believe that I am saved, I have been born again, and will go to heaven when I die. Father God, I am going to enjoy my journey and I live for Your glory! In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Scripture References (NLT):
1 2 Cor. 5:21
2 2 Matt 10:86
3 2 Cor. 5:17
4 Mark 5:22, 27-29, 34
5 Mark 5:36, 41, 42
6 Heb. 13:8
7 Rom 10:17
8 2Tim 3:16-17