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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2Cor5:18-20 NAS) For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. (Col1:19-20 NAS) And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever." (Rev5:13 NAS)

1 Timothy 1:5  But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (NAS)

John 13:34  "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35  "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." (NAS)

  • What does it mean to follow Jesus?
  • What does 'filled with the Holy Spirit' mean?
  • What is a 'Christian' according to the Bible?
  • What is the 'kingdom of God'?
  • What is 'fellowship' and the 'church'?
  • Is what we see now in the organized institutional 'church' biblical?

If these are the type of questions you seek to have answered, then hopefully you have come to the right place! Learn what people like D. L. Moody, Charles G. Finney, Smith Wigglesworth, and others really believed. Sadly, many Christians do not know what most of these great saints of the past believed, and what their personal experiences were with God. I hope and pray that some of the following articles will help take away any veil that might still be robbing from you what God truly desires and has for your life!

Picture of Noah and Curtis, Frozen Fletch Tournament 2013
Noah and Curtis, Frozen Fletch Tournament 2013

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Servant Quarters
Learn a lot about who Jesus really is, and is not.
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Bumping Into God - autobiography by Erik the Flute Maker
All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Kids of Cascabel.
I highly recommend this friend's autobiography and ministry.

Christian and Other Books I Would Recommend
Mostly biographies and autobiographies.

THE DISCLAIMER:

I probably do not agree with everything that anyone has to say in their articles on this site, nor have I ever totally agreed with anyone I have met in life. This probably includes you also. And there probably isn't anyone out there who agrees with everything I believe or have to say either. I am not your spiritual father, teacher, and definitely not your Lord or the Holy Spirit, nor am I your priest (See Matt23:8-10, Heb3:1, 1Peter2:9, etc). If I only placed articles on my site that I considered perfect, then I probably wouldn't be able to place any articles on my site ever, including my own. Now that I have said that, I do believe there is truth to be found in every article on my site. It is up to you and the Holy Spirit in you to discern what is good, and to ponder or reject the rest. So, that is all I have to say about that, thus ending my disclaimer. :)

Articles and Books

Why God used D.L. Moody
by R.A. Torrey

Personal Memoirs of Revival - chapters 2 and 3
autobiography by Charles G. Finney

Enduement for Service - chapter 8
by D.L. Moody

Power from On High - chapters 1 thru 3
by Charles G. Finney

Is the Current Church Structure Biblical?
Is the current idea of a pastor found anywhere in the New Testament?
by Curtis Lee Hall
New addendum added 10-1-2011

A Worker is Worthy of His Wages?
by Curtis Lee Hall
What did the Lord Jesus and Paul mean by this verse?
Were they talking about monetary fulltime salaries?

Hot.gif The Great Ecclesiastical Conspiracy
MUST READ by George Davis, Michael Clark, and Kirk Pearson

Who are the Clergy?
by David Yeubanks (157KB)
Excellent scriptual article on what is biblical 'church'.

The Priesthood of All Believers
by Karl Ketcherside

Escape from Churchianity
by Chip Brogden

The House Church Movement
by Loren Smith

The Ministry of One-Anothering
by Chip Brogden

The Oberlin Evangelist on Prayer for the Holy Spirit
by Charles G. Finney

Secret Power - chapter 2
by D.L. Moody

Three Fires - from Revival Addresses
by R.A. Torrey

Ever Increasing Faith
by Smith Wigglesworth

Time of Tribulation
by Corrie Ten Boom
Will the church escape the tribulation?

1965 Prophecy by Stanley Frodsham
a friend of Smith Wigglesworth

1968 Prophecy by 90 Year Old Woman in Norway
What things will happen before the return of Jesus?

Some Writings of Catherine Booth
of the Salvation Army

"A Snack We Call Supper", an article on the Lord's Supper
by David Servant

"House Churches", an article on a biblical alternative to institutional churches
by David Servant

An Account of the Revival of Religion in Northampton in 1740 - 1742
by Jonathan Edwards

Tongues of Fire and the Fulness of God
by John Piper

The Chocolate Soldier
by C.T. Studd

Sayings of C.T. Studd

Absolute Surrender and Other Addresses
by Andrew Murray

The Difference Between the Sheep and the Goats
by Curtis Lee Hall

Love is Everything!
by Curtis Lee Hall
Love is our whole goal and destiny! Without it we are absolutely nothing

The Unselfishness of God and How I Discovered It - the 3 missing chapters
The 3 missing chapters of Hannah Whitall Smith's autobiography.
The modern publishers removed her heart and UR beliefs.

The Covering
by Lea Lewis
What is our covering?

True God or American Idol
by Lea Lewis
Which one do you serve?

Visions Beyond the Veil
by H.A. Baker

The Practice of the Presence of God
Brother Lawrence

The Price of God's Miracle Working Power
by A.A. Allen

How I Became a Christian
by Curtis Lee Hall

The Book of Ecclesiastes
from the Old Testament of the Bible

The Gospel of John
from the New Testament of the Bible

Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR) - New Testament
An extremely accurate literal word for word translation.
Does not translate Hebrew and Greek words several different non-related ways as does the KJV and others according to the pre-conceived doctrines of men.

Liar, Liar!
by Curtis Lee Hall
Can a 'saved' person be a false witness or a liar?
What does God say about lying?

Divorce in the Eyes of a Twelve Year Old
by Arielle Matiah Hall - a victim

Chief Joseph's Surrender Speech and Story
One of my heroes, 1840 - 1904

What is Abortion?
Statement of Brenda Pratt Shafer, R.N.

Hot.gif Baby Choice: with Melody Green
Prolife YouTube video, opens in a new browser window.
Viewer discretion strongly advised.

A Child's Voice
written by Ann Josten

Fox's Book of Martyrs
by John Fox

Isaiah 61:1  The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;
2  To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
3  To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.

Articles and Books from OUTSIDE of InTheBeginning.com

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Rethinking the Fivefold Ministry
by Frank Viola, author of 'Pagan Christianity?'.
ED's note: This movement is just the same old unbiblical thing, but with bigger titles.

Spiritual Authority - Part 3
by Ron Schwartz
Listening to the Holy Spirit, not man.

Pastor, Bishop or Nicolaitan Overlord
by Neil Gerrard
How quickly the early church got off track, just as Paul said it would.

And They Will Make Merchandise of You
by Michael Clark and George Davis
Everyone should take the time to read this excellent article.

Same Old Story: Montanus vs. Ignatius of Antioch
by Neil Gerrard
Ah, your hired temple priest, where did it start?

Lie #1 - Ask Jesus into Your Heart
(and the importance of water baptism)
by Andrew Strom

Lie #2 - Church Buildings
by Andrew Strom

Lie #3 - The One Man Pastor System
by Andrew Strom

Lie #4 - Tithing
by Andrew Strom

Lie #5 - Prosperity and Seed-Faith
by Andrew Strom

Lie #6 - Bible Colleges
by Andrew Strom

Great Healing Revivalist - How God's Power Came
by Andrew Strom and Larry Magnello
Smith Wigglesworth, John G. Lake, Maria Woodworth-Etter, John Alexander Dowie and others, plus the Enigma of William Branham...

MP3 Audio Sermons by Andrew Strom

The "Out of Church" Christians
Book by Andrew Strom

The Coming Great Reformation
Book by Andrew Strom

Download Articles and Books

Ever Increasing Faith - 118KB
book by Smith Wigglesworth

Personal Memoirs of Revival - 375KB
Autobiography of Charles G. Finney

Power from On High - 81KB
by Charles G. Finney

Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (New Testament) - 501KB
An accurate literal New Testament.

Some Thoughts Concerning the Present Revival of Religion in New England - 188KB
by Jonathan Edwards

Visions Beyond the Veil - 70KB
by H.A. Baker

Ben Hur - A Tale of the Christ - 454KB
by General Lew Wallace (1880)

The Pilgrim's Progress - 126KB
by John Bunyan (1942 edition)

The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life - 162KB
By Hannah Whitall Smith

Absolute Surrender and Other Addresses - 73KB
by Andrew Murray

Fox's Book of Martyrs - 430KB
by John Fox

The Tithe that Binds - 3292KB PDF
by Rory O Moore
About the unbiblical tithe.

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This may be only temporary, but I am not sure at this time.


The God Journey Podcast
An ever expanding conversation of those thinking outside the box of organized religion.

 Fight World Hunger
Answer educational questions and give away free rice!
It's fun for both kids and adults.

Theophilos Bible Software
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Answers In Genesis (above links) is a young Earth website.
Below is an old Earth website for another point of view.

Reasons to Believe - Hugh Ross


Quotes

"If the doctrine of Christian union is true, then division and sectarianism are a great and prodigious evil, and therefore ought to be abolished. Who then will lay the axe to the root of this corrupt tree to help cut it down?"
- D.S. Warner

"The right kind of evangelical order cannot be exhibited among all sorts of people, but those who are seriously determined to be Christians and confess the gospel with hand and mouth, must enroll themselves by name and meet apart in one house, for prayer, for reading, to baptize, to take the Sacrament, and exercise other Christian works. With such order it would be possible for those who did not behave in a Christian manner to be known, reproved, restored, or excluded, according to the rule of Christ (Matt. 18:15). Here also they could, in common, subscribe alms, which would be willingly given and distributed among the poor, according to the example of Paul (2 Cor. 9:1-12). Here it would not be necessary to have much or fine singing. Here a short and simple way of baptism and the Sacrament could be practiced, and all would be according to the Word and in love. But I cannot yet order and establish such an assembly...In the meantime I will call, excite, preach, help forward it, until Christians take the Word so in earnest, that they will themselves find how to do it and continue in it."
- Reformer Martin Luther, written in 1526

"We stink more of the world than we stink of sack cloth and ashes. A lot of contemporary churches today would feel more at home in a movie house rather than in a house of prayer, more afraid of holy living than of sinning, know more about money than magnifying Christ in our bodies. It is so compromised that holiness and living a sin-free life is heresy to the modern church. The modern church is, quite simply, just the world with a Christian T-shirt on!"
- Nicky Cruz

" The Lord has shown me that I can do anything, but that He has said, 'apart from Me ye can do nothing.' So it comes to this, that everything I have done, and can still do apart from Him is nothing!"
- Watchman Nee

"A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God."
- Leonard Ravenhill

"There is a great deal of worldliness, and earthly-mindedness, and covetousness among the professing Christians of our day. They are worshipers of the golden calf! O sirs! the world is all shadow and vanity. The world is like Jonah's gourd--a man may sit under its shadow for a time, but it soon decays and dies.

The main reason why many professors dote upon the world, is because they are not acquainted with a greater glory. If the heart of man is not filled with God--it will be filled with the world, the flesh and the devil."
- Thomas Brooks, 1670

"If He is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all."
- Leonard Ravenhill

"By affliction, the Lord teaches His people to sit loose from this world, and to be prepared for eternity. By affliction, God shows His people the vanity, vexation, emptiness, weakness, and nothingness of all created things; and the choiceness, preciousness and sweetness of communion with Himself."
- Unknown

"Protestantism is, for the most part, just slightly reformed Roman Catholicism."
- Curtis Lee Hall

"It is a costly and a suffering thing to come up against the religious system that has ' settled down ' here. It is far more costly than coming up against the naked world itself. The religious system can be more ruthless and cruel and bitter; it can be actuated by all those mean things, contemptible things, prejudices and suspicious things that you will not even find in decent people in the world. It is costly to go on to the heavenlies, it is painful; but it is the way of the pioneer, and it has to be settled that that is how it is."
- T. Austin Sparks

"Christ's true church is built of living stones, not of dead wood."
- Alexander Simpson

"In every generation the number of the righteous is small. Be sure you are among them."
- A. W. Tozer

"It is wonderful what God can do with a broken heart, if He gets all the pieces."
- Samuel Chadwick

"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"
- Corrie Ten Boom

"His will is my hiding place."
- Corrie Ten Boom

"There was a day when I died, utterly died-died to George Mueller, his opinions, preferences, tastes, and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren and friends-and since then I have only to show myself approved to God."
- George Mueller

"The only crown Jesus ever wore on earth was a crown of thorns."
- Elisabeth Elliot

When the missionary E. Stanley Jones met with Gandhi he asked him, "Mr. Gandhi, though you quote the words of Christ often, why is that you appear to so adamantly reject becoming his follower?" Gandhi replied, "Oh, I don't reject Christ. I love Christ. It's just that so many of you Christians are so unlike Christ." Gandhi then added, "If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today,"

"…although I am myself not a Christian, as an humble student of the Bible, who approaches it with faith and reverence, I wish respectfully to place before you the essence of the Sermon on the Mount...There are thousands of men and women today who, though they may not have heard about the Bible or Jesus have more faith and are more God fearing than Christians who know the Bible and who talk of its Ten Commandments..."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Deuteronomy 8:2  "You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not."


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Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as cruel as the grave;
Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the LORD.
Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will rivers overflow it;
If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, it would be judged a price not great enough.

- Song of Songs 8:6-7

Noah with 1st place trophy February 2013
Noah takes 1st place with horsebow at
Frozen Fletch Shoot - February 2013

Isaiah 45:20  "Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol And pray to a god who cannot save.
21  "Declare and set forth your case; Indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the LORD ? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me.
22  "Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.
23  "I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.
24  "They will say of Me, `Only in the LORD are righteousness and strength.´ Men will come to Him, And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.
(NASU)


"It does not appear that these extraordinary gifts of the Holy Ghost were common in the church for more than two or three centuries We seldom hear of them after that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian, and from a vain imagination of promoting the Christian cause thereby heaped riches, and power, and honour, upon the Christians in general; but in particular upon the Christian clergy. From this time they almost totally ceased; very few instances of the kind were found. The cause of this was not (as has been vulgarly supposed) "because there was no more occasion for them," because all the world was become Christian. This is a miserable mistake; not a twentieth part of it was then nominally Christian. The real cause was, "the love of many," almost of all Christians, so called, was "waxed cold." The Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the other Heathens. The Son of Man, when he came to examine his Church, could hardly "find faith upon earth." This was the real cause why the extraordinary gifts of the Holy Ghost were no longer to be found in the Christian Church -- because the Christians were turned Heathens again, and had only a dead form left."
- John Wesley (1703-1791) Revivalist of The Great Awakening

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
- 1848 Cecil F. Alexander

Noah Summer 2011
Noah with Hungarian Horsebow and handmade arrows, Summer 2011.

Son Noah and daughter Arielle, Spring 2013
Daughter Arielle, 19, and son Noah, 13, Spring 2013

Where is Pamela Beaird (Baird), who played Mary Ellen Rogers on Leave It to Beaver?