There is a bumper sticker I’ve seen that says, “God said it. I believe it. That settles it!” I think a better theology is, “God said it. That settles it!” I submit to the authority of the Bible. Only the Bible has the authority to bind the consciences of believers. God alone is infallible.
I was born on May 1, 1949 into a very active Presbyterian family in New Jersey. I knew life inside the Church and in a loving Christian home. I felt as a five year old that I wanted to be a minister. I used to go to the bedroom after worship and ‘preach’ a sermon to an empty bedroom.
I was raised in Lake City, Florida and experienced a very close relationship with the Rev. Dr. E. F. Montgomery. He nurtured my Call to ministry even though it took a long time until I was a minister.