This website is not associated or affiliated with any specific church or ministry or service organization. I have developed this website on my own in the hope that God might use the information posted on this site for His glory and for the benefit of His people. The thoughts, beliefs and opinions stated on this site are my own, although I acknowledge I have been greatly influenced by many authors, speakers and teachers over the years. My prayer is that my greatest influence is the Holy Spirit of God.
My name is John Sherman. I am a believer in Jesus Christ, living outside of Dallas, Texas, in the USA. I am an engineer by training and career–not a theologian or seminary graduate. Since beginning my walk with the Lord over 35 years ago, I have always been interested in theology and doctrine. I believe it is important for me to understand what God is telling me in His Word, the Bible. If I don’t understand the Scriptures correctly then what I believe, and therefore what I say to others will be in error. I hate the thought of misleading others on something as important as God’s truths. My misunderstanding will also lead to actions that, at best are a waste of time, and at the worst, even work against God’s plan and kingdom. Therefore, a proper understanding of God’s Word is extremely important.
One of the obstacles to understanding God’s Word today is the many different voices of pastors, teachers, authors, speakers and now “bloggers”, that often disagree in so many ways. I find this a little bewildering, yet at the same time fascinating and challenging. How can so many people, many with great education and experience, disagree on such basic concepts as those included in the gospel of Jesus Christ? How are we, as members of the body of Christ, to discern what is correct and what is in error? There is no easy answer other than to study the Bible and ask God for insight and understanding and to trust Him to lead us into all truth.
This website it my attempt to show how I have tried to deal with the many voices and sources of information on what the Bible has to say to us as believers. I certainly make no claim to having any exclusive grasp of Biblical truth. I have the same Bible and Holy Spirit as all other believers. We all have a mind capable of grasping God’s truth to a certain extent, and more so as we grow in grace and the knowledge of Him. No man knows as he ought to know (1 Cor 8:2) and we all see through a glass darkly (1 Cor 13:12). Therefore we are all in the same boat, as the saying goes. I can only say that what God has taught me is what He has taught me and I continue to look to Him to continue to teach me. My hope is that what I have to say is edifying to the body of Christ and glorifying to God.
I believe I don’t stray too far from the great Reformers, such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, and great theologians like Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon. However, I don’t necessarily agree with everything they say, or everything any Bible teacher says, for that matter. That doesn’t make me right or them wrong–it means I am not able to line up what they say to my interpretation of Scripture, as it currently stands. I fully expect my understanding to change as I continue to grow in the Lord.