I am so grateful you have stopped by the Orchard Ministry website.
The Lord saved me many years ago, but only recently have I responded to His call. In 1999 the Lord put strong Christian men in my path. These are men who know much about God’s Word. They had a passion to study and to defend what they believe about God and His Holy Word. These good men had a passion for the Truth and their passion passed on to me. I wanted to know what they knew. By the Holy Spirit’s good work in me I have been led to hunger for Him. It is by His Spirit that I did learn what my Christian brothers taught.
I know so very little. His mysteries will never be fully uncovered by any man, let alone as simple a man as I am. “His ways are not our ways.” For a time I pretended to know much and acted as a Pharisee living worldly wisdom. I ask our Lord’s forgiveness for my vanity and my pride.
I am grateful God gave me a hunger to want to know more. I am grateful He leads me to want to understand His grace. His grace upon grace is a lifelong gift when I died to myself. I am grateful for heavenly wisdom. I am grateful His mercies are fresh every day!
The Lord leads me to preach His Word to those whom He determines I should preach it. He has taken me to many small towns in the Gulf Coast of Texas; Sargent, Damon, Edna, Louise, El Campo, Glidden, Ganado, Brookshire, Lane City and my hometown of Orchard.
In each place the Holy Spirit blessed my wife and me with new friends. He allowed us to worship with believers in peace and love. In every place He led us to a better understanding of His Word, His purpose and most importantly His Sovereignty.
In the past two or three years the Lord has led me to recognize an error in my understanding of Him. He led me to this; Hell Is A Myth. Eternal conscious torment for failing to believe in Christ Jesus is not part of His Gospel.
I preached eternal conscious torment in some of the churches listed above. I preached eternal torment in Sunday School lessons and in Bible studies. I praise God that He has led me to a better way; to a blessed hope.
The Lord helped me put my thoughts in a book. It is in His honor the book is titled, “God’s Plan: Mercy and Justice for All.” I pray to be open and honest in every word posted at this website. I pray to be respectful of those who will disagree with me.
“God is Love.” “His mercies are fresh every day.” “Every creature’s tongue on the earth, in the earth, under the earth and in the sea will confess Jesus is Lord.”
We are blessed in so many ways. It is our prayer that this ministry is uplifting. It is our prayer that through this ministry God will move you to see Him more clearly.
Striving to be one abiding in Christ… A prayer….