Christian Pastor Releases New Book - Not the Way You Thought It Would Be


Author and pastor, Glen Gibson, speaks from over twenty years experience as a pastor in his new book, Not the Way You Thought It Would Be.  As a pastor, he is well acquainted with faith and what is supposed to look like.  As one who holds a B.A. in Religion from Vanguard University and a M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary, he is well versed in scriptural interpretation and application.  He has written this book to give hope and help to those traveling from faith to faith with God.  Through the life of Abraham, Gibson, demonstrates that a Christian's faith journey is similar.  There are valleys and mountaintops to discovering faith in God.  Come and discover what true biblical faith is according to the Bible.

Gibson's keen insight into biblical concepts gives practical application into understanding what faith is and answers many of the questions that arise through the wanderings along the faith trail.  Many Christians have become discouraged and trapped by the unanswered prayers, delays and testing that come upon the narrow path.  Discover that you are not alone and that many, including the 'father of faith,' Abraham traversed this trail, yet found victory.  Not only was he found to be righteous, but he became a 'friend of God.'  Discover that you can be a friend of God as well.  Learn more about God, faith and trust through this uplifting scriptural read that will help readers discover their purpose in God, transitioning from the old into the new. 

Highly recommended for new and mature believers alike, this book includes a study guide at the end of each chapter that facilitates individual study and/or can be used in a group setting.  A highly recommended read for those that feel burnt out and need help in understanding the journey they are on.

For further information about Glen, his book and how to order, visit Glen L. Gibson.   You may also get your copy of Not the Way You Thought It Would Be at Amazon, in Kindle Edition, at Barnes and Noble and at NOOK Book. Be sure to visit Glen's blog for the latest news and updates.

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...

FACT OR FICTION?

Is everything you have been taught about Christianity fact or has there been a lot of fiction presented as Biblical truth?

Here are some doctrinal positions, are they fact or fiction?

1. The New Covenant was in force during the three year ministry of Jesus. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction.

Hebrews 9:16-17 where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it. 17 For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.

The New Covenant was not in force while Jesus was alive.

2. The apostle Peter used the keys to the kingdom heaven (the keys to enter the church of Christ) before the Day of Pentecost. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction.

Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven....

Luke 24:47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations beginning from Jerusalem.

The apostle Peter first used the keys to enter the Lord's church, at Jerusalem, on the Day of Pentecost. Three thousand entered the kingdom of God on earth. The kingdom of God on earth is the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The three thousand who were saved and added to the church of Christ on the Day of Pentecost believed that God raised Jesus from the dead and that Jesus was was both Lord and Christ. They repented and were immersed in water so they could have their sins forgiven and then they received the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:22-41) They were saved under the New Covenant terms of pardon.

3. The thief on the cross was saved from the punishment of his sins. Fact or Fiction? That would be a fact.

4. Men today can be saved just like the thief on the cross. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction. The thief was not saved under the New Testament terms of pardon.

The thief did believe in his heart that Jesus had been resurrected from the grave. (Romans 10:9 that is you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.)

The thief was not immersed in water for the forgiveness of his sins. (Acts 2:38 ...be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins...)

5. Moses, Elijah, Job, Enoch, Abraham and Noah were all men of faith and saved . Fact or Fiction? That would be a fact.

6. Men living today can be saved just like Moses, Elijah, Job, Abraham, and Noah. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction. These men lived and died before the New covenant was in effect.
Men, today, can only be saved by believing in Jesus. (Acts 4:10-12, John 14:6)

7. Jesus did not say baptism was essential in order to be saved. Fact or Fiction? That would fiction.

Jesus said "and has been baptized shall be saved" (Mark 16:16)

8. Peter and the apostles never taught water baptism was for the forgiveness of sins. Fact or Fiction. That would be fiction. (Acts 2:37-38)

9. Men are added to the body of Christ before they are baptized in water. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction. (Acts 2:41)

10. Saul was saved on the road to Damascus before his sins were forgiven. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction. Men cannot be saved without having their sins forgiven. Saul had had his sins forgiven three days later, when he was in Damascus, not on the road to Damascus. (Acts 22:16)(Acts 9:9)


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