There isn’t much to know about me. I’m just a guy who has known the Lord since I was 8. I’m no famous teacher or trained pastor even. Just a sinner who has been saved by Jesus.
At a young age (8 or 9) I met the Lord and fell in love with the Bible. God was close to me and though I was raised in a challenging environment, I was very blessed by God.
Then sometime in my teens, I encountered pornography for the first time. I became a slave to it in some form or another for 25 years. I would stop for a time, but then always fell back. I still read my Bible and prayed, but things were never quite the same.
However, for some reason God would still use me sometimes and I got a lot of “head knowledge” about the Bible. I became a proud and self-righteous modern day Pharisee. I was awful. I was condescending and condemning, all the while struggling with my own sin. I was the epitome of hypocrisy.
But sometime in 2001 God finally got me to look at in the mirror he had been constantly holding in front of me. I have been humbled. I’ve confessed my sin to those I’ve hurt and I have learned from www.SettingCaptivesFree.com the truths of this sin and how to be free of it. I am still terribly tempted, but by the grace of God I am no longer a slave to this awful sin.
God has changed me greatly. I am so much kinder and gentler. I haven’t seen or met a greater sinner than me in years now. Forgiveness and tenderness are part of my daily walk now – all for the glory of God. I was such a hypocrite for so long I have no idea how Jesus had that much patience with me. I surely cannot run short of patience for others now. And yet I do.