The Road Back Home


THEN SHALL THE DUST RETURN TO THE EARTH AS IT WAS: AND THE SPIRIT SHALL RETURN UNTO GOD WHO GAVE IT. ECCLESIASTES 12:7
By Leith Cunningham

PREFACE


Great are the mysteries of our God, far beyond our limited ability to understand. Many times I stand in awe in that moment of time when I realize how exact and precise His dealings with us will become at certain times, in certain situations, as He impacts our individual minds and heart with an unmistakable message of love and hope for our fellow child of God. In a way and at times, that is written indelibly in the deepest section and recesses of our very soul. In a way and in a fashion that drives us in a straight, distinct and determined direction to achieve a goal that He has placed within us.

We unconsciously go about fulfilling that which He has put there without thinking about it, as if we were programmed and driven to achieve it. Much like flocks of geese we see in their V formations flying south in the fall of the year. The big sea turtles that migrate and navigate thousands of miles in the oceans of the world. Or the salmon that each year at the exact and prescribed time fight all of the elements to go upstream to spawn. I must tell you of a personal encounter that I experienced many years ago, of this scope and magnitude. My now dearly departed brother in the Lord, a lay minister, was bringing a message about Satan and hell on this certain day. 

Brian was a man that I loved and admired for his mind set and ability to be a peace maker. After the message I had occasion to be talking to my dear sister in the Lord, Dr. Sue Davis. Tears were welling up in her eyes as we talked, I inquired to what it was that was causing this great anguish, distress and torture of her soul. Wiping the tears from her eyes she explained the problem the message had brought back to her mind. She knew that her own mother would be in that condemned group that Brian had talked about. From that day to the present time, that encounter is not far from my mind and heart. It has driven me to first learn the truth about life after death for all people, then pass it on to others the best that I know how to do it.


No child of God should ever have to agonize in pain and suffering on this false concept and teaching of a deceived Christianity. I continue to seek and research out the truth through hundreds of scriptures that prove that Jesus Christ, the One claiming to be the Savior of the world, is exactly that. The Savior of all mankind! Had it not been for the sad dilemma I found my dear sister in so many years ago, there but for the grace of God, go I. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, a promise of God has been fulfilled. But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. John 16:13

But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him. 1 John 2:27. May the Almighty God of all that exists, free your mind from the greatest lie ever told. That God will do away with or torture forever, most of His creatures created in His own image, after His own likeness. May this booklet be a help in your coming to that great and wonderful understanding of His truth.
You’re Brother in Christ
Leith Cunningham

 -THE ROAD BACK HOME-


 As with so many other naval terms, flagship has crossed over into common parlance, where it means the most important or leading member of a group. It has also come to be an adjective describing the most prominent or highly touted product, brand, location, or service among those offered by a company. It now has common derivations such as the "flagship brand" or "flagship product" This is my flagship booklet. It needs to be read! In all of the booklets I have written, this one is different in that I have always got busy with all the others, writing them and not concerning myself with a title, until I had finished. Here I begin with a title and fill in the pages with the journey. This booklet concerns itself with where I came from and where I am going. About the different adventures on “The Road Back Home”.

I will teach you something today your church has not taught you. Something few people know, or will even believe when they hear it. Yet it is what the Word of God teaches in your own bible. Our mind is taken back to the unknown distant past. As an all knowing, all loving, all powerful being began to formulate a plan to reproduce Himself. God composed of Spirit would create his children first in a physical, carnal condition that will be explained further as we go along.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: Genesis 1:26. When after reaching maturity as immortal, spirit beings would be like God and Christ in every aspect, to have life as They have life. There was never any room for the slightest glitch, mistake or failure of being successful. This Being that we have come to know as the Almighty God of all that exists, the one without the beginning of days. He who has always existed, would first create a Son. Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: Colossians 1:15. I will also appoint him my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth. Psalm 89:27.

As the first step in absolute proof of His achievement of total accomplishment of His will and purpose. After which through His Son He would create the first physical stages of billions of other sons and daughters like unto His own original Son. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29. But it first required an exact and precise location and the right balance of all necessary ingredients to sustain and support such fledgling gods in their early stages of a temporary, fleeting, mortal and physical beginning experience. The Son became known to us as Jesus Christ, the creator of all that existsIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1: 1 The same was in the beginning with God. 1:2 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 1:3 

Out from God but through Jesus Christ came all things in heaven and earth. Learn a new word here, Omniparous = Producing all things; omniparient. God the father is Omniparous.  Paul adds in  Colossians 1:16, "For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him." These verses reveal the Word, who became Jesus Christ, as the agent of creation, performing the work necessary to carry it out. He is not only God but with Another who is also God. "Through Him" implies that this other Being authorized the works of creation carried out by the Word. Does this not indicate two distinct Personalities, both called God by inspiration, working in harmony to accomplish a work?


Jesus Christ set about then to create all that we see, hear, feel, taste, touch, experience even in our imaginations. All visible creation has been created from that which is invisible. He created and sustains the world in which we live and breathe and expand the human race. All of human kind, every single one in their turn to become through the proper procedure and passage of time, just like God and His Christ. To have life as They have life. The dye has been cast and the purpose and good pleasure of God shall stand.


To identify where exactly I and all who read these words came from will require looking into the word of God. Genesis 2:7 the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Like all of the rest of us human beings, this was my humble beginning in this physical, mortal life. God breathed His spirit into my nostrils and I became a living, breathing human baby. My physical journey began on May 12, 1932. I was born of flesh and blood as a carnal baby to Albert R. Cunningham and Anna E. Cunningham. Being born of a carnal nature as all human beings are right from birth onward, whether or not we accept and believe it. That is the way God in His ultimate purpose for us all and for our long range end benefit, chose to do it. And since He is God and does everything to suit His good purpose, that is the condition we all find ourselves in, in this world of which we were born into.

-So what exactly does it mean to be of a carnal nature?


carnality: corruption, debasement, debauchery, decay, degeneracy, depravity, evil, evildoing, ill, immorality, indecency, iniquity, lechery, lewdness, libidinousness, licentiousness, looseness, lubricity, lust, maleficence, malignance, offense, perversion, profligacy, rot, sensuality, squalor, transgression, trespass, venality, wickedness, wrong. This then is the basic condition we are all born into. We are told that the flesh profits nothing. John 6:63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.

Being born this way does not mean that the plan of God is to let us remain in this condition. His plan from before the world began was to bring all of mankind up to Their own level ( God and Jesus Christ ) to immortal, spirit life, just as they have life. Titus 1: 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; It is a journey that we are all on regardless of whether we know it, believe it, or not. So with this very slight thumbnail sketch, I will begin relating my journey on, “THE ROAD BACK HOME“. The coming out from God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ!  Born in a carnal condition subject to all of the evil pulls of the flesh along with the wiles of Satan the devil! All of it authorized and placed into effect by Jesus Christ under the tutelage of God the Father.

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for whatsoever things he does, these also does the Son likewise. John 5:19 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. John 5:30 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. John 6:38 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [the one I claim to be] and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. John 8:28 I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. John12:49 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say."  John 12:50 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. John 14:10   We can see and understand here that Christ had no free will, and consequently, neither do any of us. The will of the Father will always without exception prevail. This is another truth your church has not taught you. Man very clearly is not a free moral agent as you have been taught.

Let me make it clear to you as we go along, just where the back home is that I refer to. I came out from God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ, as He breathed His spirit into my nostrils, and I became a living human baby. Everything in all of the universe has its origin first, out from God, but through Jesus Christ. John 1: 3 ( NLT ) God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.  And for a bit more detail it is being reaffirmed here. Colossians 1: 15-20 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, Colossians 1:20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Another truth you have not received from your church. That Christ will reconcile all things in heaven and earth back to God the Father, Universal Salvation.

Then at the end of our lives when God decides to call us back home, as we breathe our last breath of physical life. He has left it recorded in His word what will happen at that point in time. Ecc.12:7 and the dust ( body ) returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. So then! In a nutshell, the journey I will be exposing and documenting to you will be, “THE ROAD BACK HOME”.  My physical life, actions and happenings as we go! Back to whence I originated, as my spirit returns to God who gave it.  There is way more involved than can be dealt with here in our beginning. But hopefully as we go along it will become more clear to understand the plan and purpose of God in saving all of mankind and bringing them all up to His own level of life. Where death will have been destroyed, and the only thing left will be immortal, spirit life as God and Christ have life. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Genesis 1:26 How awesome and magnificent is our omnipotent, omniscient, and immutable God. All praise, honor and glory belongs to Him.

I began my physical life on a farm outside the little village of Fife Lake, Michigan. Unlike these days, I was raised by both of my natural, biological folks. My parents were stable, hard working folks and taught us the best they could about life, responsibility and the value of integrity and having and maintaining a good name. Almost no spiritual training, I suppose because they had not been taught any themselves. They both used the name of God in vain, so it was the atmosphere I grew up in. My Grandma whom I dearly loved used to tell us, “if you tell a lie and stick to it, it’s as good as the truth”.


My great grandmother, my grand mother and my mother all smoked corncob pipes and used a brand of tobacco called, “Corncake”. We used to get in trouble by taking their pipes to blow bubbles with. We would rub them on a bar of Felsnaptha soap in warm water to see who could blow the biggest bubbles. It caused the pipes to be soggy, hard to light up and I guess they tasted awful after we got done with them. My mother in her old age was proud of the fact she had finally quit smoking. It took me quite awhile to learn she then was secretly dipping snuff.

-My early years-

I was the middle one of three brothers. More stubborn and determined to be rebellious at an early age than they. Causing me grief all along the way. I begin asking my mother at about age five, how old I would have to be to leave home and be my own boss. I was to dumb and immature at the time to realize what a good life on the farm was to be raised in. My dad was a task master that didn’t much like me it appeared. He openly would question my mom on why my hair was much darker than my siblings were. Even at my tender age I couldn’t miss his thinking that someone else may have fathered me. He was stern and didn’t believe in sparing the rod and spoiling the child. When I was around twelve or thirteen years old, several of us kids, including my older brother Glade, decided to skip school. A neighbor seen us and had gone and informed our dad. When he caught up with us he whipped me with a piece of fence post.


-A mother’s intervention-

Several days later my mother seen me in my underwear and I was black and blue from my heels to the back of my neck. I remember her confronting my dad. She said, “you dirty old SOB, if you ever touch one of my kids again, I’ll see that you rot in Jail”. That was the last whipping I ever got from my father. Lest there be a misunderstanding though, I must tell you also that my father was an extremely hard worker, very honest and a pillar of our community. When he died I was able to get six brothers for pall bearers that had known him all of their lives. One of them told me at the cemetery that my father was the best man he had ever known. I told him it made me feel  good to hear that. To which he told me he wasn’t telling me to make me feel good, he really meant it. I can only hope at the end of my life there might be one person that thinks that of me.

My mother was the oldest one in a large family and was raised to hunt, fish, run trap lines and function as a man. She wasn’t anyone to underestimate or take for granted. In her day they had to fight to survive. She told me one time as a little girl she cried herself to sleep every night of hunger, her belly hurt so bad. But my mother was the most loyal person to me than any other person I have ever known. She was a happy person, liked to laugh and have fun and always treated us with love and respect. She taught us skills that usually a father would teach. She taught us how to survive if lost in the woods. She wouldn’t let us go out into the woods without dry matches in a water proof container, a needle and thread, jack knife, warm clothing, usually a gun and a dog when we were older. Teaching us that a porcupine was known as a lost man’s friend! She taught us how to climb a tree if necessary and get it out, kill it, skin and dress it out and cook it. Teaching us how to build a good fire and get it going, as well as how to build a shelter from the elements. I credit much of what my mother taught us, with my later surviving bone numbing up to fifty degrees below zero frontline combat in Korea.

-Beginning to understand-


It wasn’t until many years later that I learned that all of these things were serving a purpose in the plan of God. All of our experiences in this life, the good, bad and the ugly are brought about to hone and sharpen our skills and ability to create, and to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As our Father is a creator, so shall we be. Look around and notice what man has created here on earth. Whatever a man imagines to do, he will be able to achieve it. Here is what God said at the building of the tower of Babel, when he confounded our language. The Lord said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Genesis 11:6   So it is, that our destiny is to become in every way like our Father God and our Brother Jesus Christ. It is the purpose and plan of God from before the world began. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Titus 1:2  And all of the good pleasure and purpose of God shall stand. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. Isaiah 46:10. 

I have had a very eventful life for a back woods farm boy. Filled with both simple and complex adventure. My nature is to enjoy and appreciate the present moment.At least and maybe more so as I have grown in maturity and understanding of the character of God and His purpose and plan for mankind and all of His vast creation. Here I will just let His word tell you what His plan is for you, your mom and dad, your brothers and sisters, your children, your grandchildren all of your friends and family that have ever lived on this earth, or ever will. Who will have all men (and women) to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy2:4 So there it is my friends, it cannot be made any plainer than this. The plan of God is, was and always has been to save all of mankind and bring them up to immortal, spirit life as They (God and Christ ) have life. But a caution needs to be observed here my friends. Satan, the god of this world has a tremendous sway and influence upon the mind and hearts of mankind. And especially so on those in the Christian churches of this world!

-Satan doing his job for which he was created-

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2nd Corinthians 4:4 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2nd Corinthians 11:14 His ministers around the world are posing and passing themselves off as ministers of God. Preaching and teaching contrary to the wonderful truth of Universal Salvation, that God is going to reconcile all things in heaven and earth back to Himself. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2nd Corinthians 11:15  

So it is my friends, Satan has blinded the minds of them that refuse to believe the truth of God. Those that have not received the love of the truth, have something else to contend with. And what does the word of God say about those in that group? And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 2nd Thessalonians 2:11 It is bad enough that after Satan comes along blinding the minds of those that will not believe, God then comes along and sends them strong delusion that they should believe a lie, because they had not received the love of the truth. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2nd Thessalonians 2:10 

If this is happening around the world in Christian churches, and it is, in most all of them. Then we should be prepared to do something about it as an individual. It is not a little thing to deny or disbelieve the word of God. The law of cause and effect demands justice. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2nd Thessalonians 2: 12  What has caused the strong delusion to come upon them? It was not having the love of the truth. What does it say the effect might be? That they all might be damned. So it is a serious condition to find oneself in.

Here is some commentary on these verses in 2 Thessalonians 2:11: This verse states that God "shall send them strong delusion," but this is not the end of the story. God is the ultimate source of this "strong delusion," but God rarely does anything to people that they themselves do not have some part in. In the case of this delusion surrounding the man of sin, the people who "believe the lie" will be predisposed to do so because they do not have "the love of the truth" (verse 10). The "strong delusion" works because the people have set themselves up to fall for it! Notice also that in verses 9-10, Satan and the "lawless one" also have a part in these deceptions and "lying wonders," so God alone does not cause the delusion. It is a combination of God's will, Satan's and the man of sin's agency, and human, predisposed hostility to God and the truth (Romans 8:7), which can be summarized as "self-delusion." Our part—whether or not we are hostile toward God and His truth—is the only thing we have any control over. If we are trying to overcome our human predisposition against God and actively cultivating a love of the truth, then our chances of avoiding this deception increase dramatically. ( end quote )


-An urgent plea in love and concern-

I plead with you, to guard your mind against Satan the god of this world. Do not let him come into your mind and delude you into believing a lie. That God will either annihilate and do away with most of mankind, or burn them forever in the raging flames of the manufactured hell hoax of a counterfeit Christianity, under the sway and influence of Satan the devil. There is just to much truth available to allow that to happen within the life of a thinking, reasoning person having the ability to read and come to their own conclusions. There are hundreds of scriptures that prove Universal Salvation, the reconciliation of all things in heaven and earth back to God, where He becomes all in all. Check this segment of scripture out for yourself.

Colossians 1: 15-20 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, (Colossians 1:20 ) and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. ( The exact same all that die will all be made alive ) 23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. ( after death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life ) 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. Notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind)


I must tell you here that the ministers of Satan will stop at nothing to jar you off course in attempting to explain away the clear and wonderful truth you have just learned. One minister claiming to be a true minister of God when faced with this truth ridiculed and debunked it by telling me that all didn’t mean all, at all. It meant something else completely. But he couldn’t tell me what that was. It sort of reminded me of when President Bill Clinton got in trouble plowing with someone else’s heifer, as Solomon might have referred to sexual hanky panky in his day. When things begin to be revealed about himself and the Washington intern, putting him in a tight spot to wiggle out of! President Clinton said something to the effect, “well it all depends upon, what is, is”. The rule then is to be aware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. Determine whether to believe the inspired word of God, or just accept what someone posing as a minister attempts to program you to accept and believe.

Now back again to my personal journey on, “THE ROAD BACK HOME”. A lot more could be said about my childhood on into adulthood, but for time and space I will fast forward to about age fifteen or sixteen. I was getting into some normal teenage problems and trouble. Myself and a couple buddies at a Halloween party decided to pull a prank on one of our other class mates. I knew how to start his car without a key, we took it for a joy ride.

All the while one of my buddies nagged me to let him drive. We were on the way back to the party location and I finally let him drive. He got going to fast and I firmly ordered him to stop. He jammed down on the brakes full force on a wet clay surface, being more slippery than snot on a door knob. He lost control and we went sailing out into the woods. Smashing our class mates car and totaling it out. Our parents had to pay for his car to be replaced, and we each got a years prohibition. Things for myself were beginning to spin out of control. I asked my mother to lie my age and let me join the army, and she agreed to do it on one condition. That my brother that had just come back from WW2 would go back in again with me.

My brother agreed so we went to Traverse City, Michigan and joined the army. A few days later when we were to be inducted into the Army, they had denied my brothers reenlistment, because he had gotten out on a medical discharge. So my mother had to hang her head and tell them she had lied about my age. Then myself and several other boys decided to skip school one nice spring day, and were actually chased down and caught by the superintendent and principle. To get back into school it required that we all write a thousand page essay ( I believe it was ) On learning our lesson and why we would not skip school anymore. I balked and wouldn’t do it, but a couple nice girls from a different neighboring school wrote it for me so I was back in school again. But still restless and unhappy about it. Then I turned seventeen and would be able to join the Army if my mother would sign the papers for me, which she did do this time without my brother.

-A different life begins-

I imagine she had talked it over with my father and he was just to glad and happy to be rid of an escalating problem, let Uncle Sam deal with me. So off I went to Fort Riley, Kansas to begin my basic training. I thought I had died and gone straight to heaven, to be out from under the strict and rigid rule of my father. Even the Army with all of their rules and regulations seemed soft compared to his. I was on my way now to experience and to learn the ways of the world. At that time in 1949 a person could at any age with an Army uniform on, drink in any bar in the country, and I did so with gusto. Places like the “Bloody Bucket, the Silver dollar Saloon, the Chicken shack and the I Wonder Club, in Junction City, Kansas. Adding to that the Army had given us all what they termed a flying ten. Ten dollars to be taken to the Post Exchange to by toilet articles and other necessities. We were all taken as a group and I observed what everyone else was getting and followed their lead. Which included a carton of Camel cigarettes. I wanted to fit in and be a man to the worlds standards, so I became a smoker.

I was in the process of being programmed and trained to kill my country’s enemies if the need arose and the Army required it of me. Well, wouldn’t you almost have guessed it? Within a year I found myself in Korea in a war against the brutal and sadistic North Korean Army. Superior in numbers, training and equipment, and in every other way. Within a couple months we were in danger of being driven out of Korea altogether. Our Army began digging up our dead soldiers killed in combat, in fear we would never get them back if we were pushed out of Korea. It became my job along with many others, to receive box cars loaded down with dead and rotting bodies with blood and body fluids oozing out along the tracks as they came. To be loaded on ships back to Japan first, then on back to their homes in the United States. A gruesome and mind altering experience to be involved in. The stink and stench of handling each body could not be washed out of our clothing, and it permeated the whole area on the docks and shipyards where we worked.

Adding to this was the news being received in the Stars and Stripes newspaper that was giving us all a running account of the brutality of our North Korean enemy. With pictures of our fellow soldiers having their hands tied behind their backs with barbed wire and shot execution style in the back of the head. Ditches along the path of the invading Army filled with women, children and anyone that could not get out of their way. I was developing a sincere hatred for the Korean people in general, but even more so for the North Koreans. I was getting blood thirsty and wanted to get some revenge, I would soon have the chance. The Chinese had entered the war and quickly did much damage to our forces. The 2nd Infantry Division had been caught in an ambush in a pass south of Kuneri, and had taken over three thousand casualties in one afternoon. Being under strength they needed replacements fast. I was transferred to that division and the first thing I did when we caught up with them was to immediately volunteer to be a machine gunner on the frontlines. A black soldier walked out off a tree covered hill and placed a thirty caliber machine in my hands. I was now a machine gunner, and I was intent on spilling some serious enemy blood.

-Vengeance is mine, or so I thought-

Seeing dead enemy soldiers with steam rising yet from their mangled deceased bodies, or a marsh I vividly recall where a dozen or so enemy soldiers the day before had been caught in a cross fire and some lay half in and half out of the frozen water, the sightless eyes of at least one I remember facing into the sky. Causing those images to again and again visit my mind. Reminding myself later in life that all of those mostly peasant kids had mothers at home that loved and missed their dearly loved sons. That they waited in vain for them to return home, but never would. I recall assaulting a Chinese held hill that our Air Force had bombed with Napalm. ( jelly gas ) Advancing through the charred and burned sections where they fell. Enemy bodies near ground zero would often look like shish ka bob on a stick. All the meat on their bodies drawn up in the middle into a black mass of charred flesh. The particular smell and the remains of what a few minutes ago had been a human being. One made in the image of God. His spirit now having returned to God who had given it.

Looking back in hindsight I now can more properly and clearly recognize how the Apostle Paul must have felt when God announced, For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake. Acts 9:16 I had not recognized at the time that God was calling me, but I have had to be beaten over the back in many areas of life to arrive here today in service to God and Jesus Christ. The word of God does tell us that we cannot come to Him on our own, we have to be drawn, or more properly dragged to Him. No man can come to me, except the Father who has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:44 But as the Apostle Paul was ready, willing and able to endure whatever was being required of him to serve God, so should we be.

Even though Paul was told what would happen to him in Jerusalem, he still elected to go despite the pleading of his companions, not to. Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, "The Holy Spirit says, 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.'" Acts 21:11 Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." Acts 21:13 The Apostle Paul speaking: I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.1 Timothy 1:12-17

-We learn an important lesson-

Notice here the lesson those with ears to hear with and eyes to see with will take away from it. If Christ can and does take the worst of the worst sinner that ever lived and convert and convict him to absolute loyal service to God the Father and Himself, He can and will do it also for all of mankind. Total redemption, reconciliation or Universal Salvation! (1Timothy 2: 4 ) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth! Just as Paul did, we too have all acted in ignorance and unbelief. We cannot be so bad that God cannot or will not save everyone who has ever lived. Compared to Paul, the worst of the rest of us will present no challenge at all for God to deal with.

As He shapes, molds and remolds the clay that we are in His hands, finally to His exact specifications. All of those in the present that continue to deny the Word and truth of God, that His Son Jesus Christ is the Savior of all of mankind, not one single person to be lost, destroyed or to burn forever in hell, are still in that exact and precise same condition of acting in ignorance and unbelief. But in the due time of God, all will be saved. We can do nothing to make it happen, it has all been done for us by Jesus Christ. It is a done deal!
I do not claim to have the bravery, courage and dedication that Paul did in his day. I would instead hope never to be faced with such a dilemma as he. But if I was I would also hope I would be able to endure it, knowing that God was in it with me and stood with me. As He did in the fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as they stood fast in their belief of the real God of all heaven and earth. He answered and said, See, I see four men loose, walking in the middle of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Daniel 3:25. Not one hair on their heads were singed or scorched, not even their clothing. The consuming fire of our God purifies and cleanses us of all sin, but does not destroy the person. It is knowing what Paul and others have gone through in being steadfast in their own belief and conviction, that encourages me in my efforts to be involved in teaching the restoration of all things.

Personally accepting the ministry of the reconciliation of all things in heaven and earth back to Christ first, then back to God the Father where He becomes all in all. This is not some hocus pocus trumped up concept being taught by ministers of Satan. This is not the preaching and teaching of this worlds religious systems of confusion known as Babylon. This is teaching that I am pointing out to you right straight and directly from the inspired word of God. But again, will you believe it?

Colossians 1: 15 - 20. 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. And then in 1st Corinthians 15; For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. ( The exact same all that die will all be made alive ) 

23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. ( after death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life ) 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15: 22 – 28 Notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind ) There is not one single thing that remains outside of all things, that will not be reconciled back to God. Or do you elect to not believe God?

It boggles my mind why it is so easy for so many to whole heartedly believe without question that which comes out from this worlds religious systems, while digging their collective heels in, in denial of the word of God. But it doesn’t surprise God or Jesus Christ at all. They leave it recorded for us to see as well. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 1 John 5: 10 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. John 8: 45 The worlds sin is unbelief in me. John 16:9 (NLT) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe. Hebrews 4: 2   And still to this day most will vigorously deny this wonderful truth of God. Electing as they do to believe the ministers of Satan who also appear as angels of light. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 11 Corinthians 11:14

It goes on through here in Galatians, giving instruction on what will happen to those that do preach a different gospel other than the one preached in the word of God. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! Galatians 1:8  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 It behooves us all to fight the good fight of and for the actual truth of God. Not to be taken in and led astray from the truth as so many have proven to have been deceived into doing. When God in absolute plain and clear language tells us in so many places in His Word, that all of mankind will be saved, that He is not willing that any should perish, we need to believe Him. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.  1 Timothy 2:4 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 Is there anything in all heaven or earth that can thwart the will of God? That can change it in any way? No there is not.

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay Habakkuk 2:3 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2 You can wait in vain for any more plain and clear words to come into your ears to make it easier to understand this truth of God. If He came down in person and told you these same things, you still no doubt would be as those He spoke to while here in His physical life; you still would not believe Him.

But as sure as the sun coming up in the morning, I promise you that you will arrive at that point where you do believe His Word. All of mankind eventually will and not by force but willingly so. Review what some of the things the Apostle Paul had to suffer for the sake of Christ. Will it take something like this to get your attention? After Paul asserted that the 'super apostles' were not preaching the truth, Paul tried to reassure the Corinthians that he had true authority. He "boasts" in his weakness by listing the many horrible situations he had to endure:

-The Apostle Paul-

“But what anyone dares to boast of (I am speaking in foolishness) I also dare. Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I am talking like an insane person.) I am still more, with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, far worse beatings, and numerous brushes with death. Five times at the hands of the Jews I received forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I passed a night and a day on the deep; on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my own race, dangers from Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers at sea, dangers among false brothers; in toil and hardship, through many sleepless nights, through hunger and thirst, through frequent fastings, through cold and exposure. And apart from these things, there is the daily pressure upon me of my anxiety for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led to sin, and I am not indignant? If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus knows, he who is blessed forever, that I do not lie.” 2 Cor. 11 :21-31

So it is in weakness we often have to suffer as the Apostle Paul did so many times. None of it is by happenstance or accident. God was showing Paul how much he would have to suffer in service to Him. Here I need to point out a truth that is completely missing in the teachings and understanding of Christianity. Through his sufferings Paul was continuing to be purged of all impurities of his prior mind set and antagonism against God and His people. Remember Hebrews 12:29. Our God is a consuming fire. In reality Paul had been tossed into the symbolic lake of fire, that all of mankind will at some time have to face up to and go through. What Christianity has not come to understand is that the lake of fire is not literal, and is not permanent. It is both symbolic and for a certain time frame. Fire here is used to purify and to save, not to destroy. As the word of God so clearly states it here! If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 1 Corinthians 3:15   This is something we all should learn to recognize, accept and come to terms with in our own daily trials, traumas and sufferings of life.

-A lesson on empathy-

I have had to look back and see things in a much different perspective that has caused me a lot of grief and agony of mind in my interaction with my fellow man. I remember vividly in my minds eye of an incident on the frontlines of Korea. We were pinned down on this certain hill by the Chinese Army. At the time I thought it was the worst case of cowardice I had ever seen. A fellow soldier by the name of Stoner, was laying in his foxhole crying for water, for someone to bring him water. In to much fear to go get it himself or even come out of his hole. Others were ordering him to, “shut up Stoner” but it continued on and escalated. I seriously considered pulling the pin on a grenade and tossing it into his hole to put him out of his misery. Having no empathy, sympathy or compassion at all for whom I considered a coward.

Many years later it had occurred to me that this man, also one made in the image and likeness of God, had in all probability seen and been involved in to much ugliness of combat for his mind to be able to accept and function within. I am now able to feel sympathy, compassion and have empathy for him.

My tour of duty in Korea ended on March 9th 1951 after being wounded in action. Evacuated back to an Army hospital in Osaka, Japan where I had been stabilized before being sent back to Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan. Where I remained for about a year. The flight back from Japan afforded me the opportunity to see more of the horrors of war. A young soldier sat beside me that had, had his jaw shot off. He was happy to be going home alive, all he wanted to do was talk. But I couldn’t understand a word he was saying, all he had was a hole coming out of his neck. If he had a girl friend waiting for him, she was in for the surprise of her life. A pilot that had been shot down lay in the isle in a full body cast. He was rotting on the inside of the cast as were others on the plane. The smell at times was unbearable, but we were going home. Only the face of the pilot was open and a space big enough to eliminate waste was visible . Another young kid sat all trussed up in the isle in a straight jacket. Just sitting there with a thousand yard stare on his face. He had lost his mind and appeared more animal than human. Wounded men of every description filled the plane to full capacity.

-The wild side of life-

After a year in Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan. I was returned to active duty at Fort Custer in Battle Creek. Serving in an artillery outfit, we soon had our big guns and equipment set up in Detroit, Michigan. Myself along with several other buddies had become accustomed to medicating ourselves with alcohol of any variety, to take the edge off bad memories I suppose and to just cut loose and raise hell. We specifically had gone into the Silver Rail bar in Wyandotte, a suburb of Detroit to drink while not attempting to avoid any trouble. A group of Air Force guys came in and we poked fun at them, asking what time the next bus left for Chicago and such, because their uniforms looked like bus drivers. After they had, had a few bottles of liquid courage to beef up their backbones, they initiated what escalated into a full-fledged bar brawl. Chairs and fists were flying and the mirror behind the bar was smashed along with many bottles of whiskey and other hard liquor. The police had been called and were on the way. We escaped back to our outfit without getting caught.


A few days later we again had gone further down town to the West Fort Tavern in Detroit. A redneck, hillbilly, honky tonk joint, with a country band. Some Air force guys were in there too. We preceded to have fun dancing, drinking and enjoying the evening. Until an argument broke out between one of our guys and an Air Force guy. A knock down and drag out brawl began, which ended in our guys being literally thrown out on the sidewalk. We had been barked up and bleeding pretty bad as we limped back to our outfit. One of my buddies with us was a sergeant by the name of Cooper. The company commander had called him in and reamed him out good. He told him if he wanted to run around and raise hell with the privates, he would make him one to feel more comfortable. This curtailed this type activity for a good while afterwards. I do not relate this as any badge of glory. I am not proud of any part of it that lays bare what sort of an individual I was developing into being.  But it is what it is and was a part of my life of being called by God. I wish I could have reported to you instead what a model soldier I had been. However my mind set after surviving Korea, had lacked in integrity and responsibility. Our commanding officers didn’t help any by taking our service in Korea into consideration and cutting us lots of slack.


-Reality hits-


God is knocking off the rough edges of each one of us that have made our choice to follow Him and His teaching, within the scriptures. Time is not being made a consideration, however long it takes to do the job and to bring us individually to where He determines we need to be. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to pieces: even as I received of my Father. Revelation 2:27 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 'Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message.' So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the LORD came to me: 'O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?' declares the LORD. 'Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel." Jeremiah 18
So as the clay is in the potters hand, we can be broken to pieces again and again as we continue to be shaped and reshaped until it reaches satisfaction in the hand of the potter. I have personally felt the hands of the potter in his molding and remolding process. God will never stop or give up on one single individual until His good purpose and pleasure has been accomplished and brought to fruition. Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ Isaiah 46: 9 - 10

In December of 1961 God began a painful continued molding of this stubborn lump of clay, in an altogether different way, but equally effective. God knows exactly what it is going to take to do the necessary job at hand. My close brother Glade of childhood on, closer than all but my mother, called me from the Veterans Hospital in Durham North Carolina. He had developed a cancerous brain tumor that needed to be removed. I immediately left my work and flew there to be with him and to encourage him. On 22nd of December he was operated on to remove the tumor. It was in my opinion a botched procedure because of to much Christmas cheer taking place there. 

After thirty two transfusions of blood, they just stopped and allowed him to bleed to death. They told me I could go into the recovery room to see him. They had told me he had no conscience thought or feelings. I felt his pulse which was weak, but I knew he did hear me, but unable to speak. The tears began to well up and to run down his face as he choked and gurgled out his last and final breath of life. I had to go to Atlanta, Georgia to comfort and tell his three little kids their daddy would not be coming home again. I had begun to experience God’s symbolic lake of fire. It hurt bad but did not destroy. To this point in time my only religion was being reflected on a bumper sticker I remember seeing once. “If it feels good, do it.” In hindsight this was one of my first conscience wake up calls to consider the things of God.

Although I had seen and experienced being around death and dying and the aftermath of multiple hundreds of mangled bodies of friends and fallen comrades, this was my close brother I had been raised with. God was beginning to get my attention. Do you recognize and feel that He has been getting yours too? If so, it will not be fatal, the plan of God is, was and always has been to save all of mankind, to bring all up to Their own level of life. To have immortal, spirit life as God and Jesus Christ have life. and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. 1 John 2:2 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; Romans 3:25


Not in any particular order, but as the personal scenarios of my life come into and impact my mind and conscience. I will relate them as a significant influence over time, causing me to feel great remorse, guilt and shame in different things I have in the past been involved in doing. Some however to cruel and evil for me to even mention at this time. The one thing I have never had a problem in accepting and believing is the fact of how bad I have been. And just how much in need I am of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for all of my sins. I sometimes lay awake nights agonizing over my past treatment of my fellowman. I was on security guard duty on the shipyard docks of Inchon, Korea - during fall and winter of 1950. The Korean dock workers were notorious thieves, stealing things from the ships they would be unloading. My job was to see that it didn’t happen. At quitting time they would line up at the gate to be let out and go to their homes. If we searched the first man, you could then hear things dropping all down the line. Canned food stuffs, shoes, clothing and most everything else imaginable.

One morning I caught a man that was attempting to steal a good bit of stuff. Instead of dealing with him myself as we were authorized to do, I took him to the local Korean police station to be dealt with. I looked on as they whipped him with a hard rubber hose, beating him full force anywhere the hose happened to land. Then using all sorts of oriental torture tactics that defy description, and they are very good at it. I left before they probably beat him to death. I never again took any man to them for discipline, I would issue some quick and severe physical punishment myself, and it wasn’t any way that a child of God should ever be treated. It often ended in some bloodshed, for which I have had to repent of to God in my mind and heart. But it as well fell far short of what they could have expected from their own police force. This is not in any way an attempt to excuse my own actions. It is however supposed to show the reader how much we all need repentance and forgiveness. It is no longer just me as I used to think it was. We are all sinners that need forgiveness.

-Some lose sight it seems-

A nice elderly, but somewhat self-righteous church lady that I loved and knew very well was in a conversation with me on this certain day, and I suggested that she herself probably had many things to repent of as well. She thought for quite a while before announcing that she couldn’t recall a single thing that she had did, that needed to be repented of. I told her she was an exceptional and unusual person, in fact the only one I had so far ever ran into, that didn‘t require the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. She then got the point as she blushed a little and acknowledged it. One of the happiest moments of my spiritual life, was at that moment when I realized I was no different than anyone else. I already knew how bad I was, now no one could any longer fool me with their pious, holier than thou attitude. We all without exception fall short of the glory of God. All have sinned, all require repentance, all will in due time be forgiven. All will be brought up to immortal, spirit life, life as God and Christ have life. 

Whether or not we want to believe it or accept it, all of us are on the exact same journey; we may be taking different routes to get there however. More properly stated God may well have decided our individual journeys Himself, well before the world began. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Titus 1:2 God is way more intimately connected to each of us than we can imagine.  Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Psalms 139: 13 - 16 NLT. You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. ( 14 ) Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - and how well I know it. ( 15 )

You watched me while I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. Psalms 139:16 NLT You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Job 14: 5 NLT. You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer.God is not willing that any should perish, The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2nd Peter 3:9

Therefore we can all rest assured that ourselves, all of our friends and neighbors, all of our relatives, all of our loved ones, all who have ever lived on this earth are going to be reconciled back to God where He then will become all in all. Colossians 1: 15-20) 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, (Colossians 1:20) and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. ( The exact same all that die will all be made alive ) 23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. ( after death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life ) 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. Notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind) You cannot save more than all now can you? Jesus Christ has taken on personal responsibility to see that it happens. God the Father has charged him with that responsibility too.

He cannot fail, and in fact is not allowed to fail, He will always leave the ninety nine to go looking for the lost one to bring back. If a man has 100 sheep, but one of the sheep becomes lost, then the man will leave the other 99 sheep on the hill. He will go to look for the lost sheep. Right? And if the man finds the lost sheep, the man is happier about that one sheep than about the 99 sheep that were never lost. I tell you the truth. In the same way, your Father in heaven does not want any of these little children to be lost. Matthew 18: 12 -14. If our Father in heaven does not want one to be lost, guess what? None will be lost! Whatever God wills, wants or desires is already as good as being done. His purpose shall stand. He is God and has all power to make it happen.


-My Savior will save, what about yours?


It is not within God or Christ to fail. He will never be known as Christ the loser, He will forever be known as Christ the Savior of all men. And in actual fact will reconcile all things in heaven and earth back to God. Which by necessity will include Satan and the demons. All within the allotted due time preordained by God the Father. You may dig your heels in at the thought that Satan and the demons will also be saved and brought into the fold. But think about it, why shouldn’t he and all those that Christ created be saved as well? Christ has created everything that exists within the universe, to be used to serve the purpose of God the Father, and the purpose and plan of God will not fail. Make your decision today, will you continue to worship and serve a savior that cannot and will not save? Or will you transfer your affection, loyalty and worship to the One that will save all?

-A hard lesson learned-


One of the most long range and painful segments of time on my journey, on the road back home, was brought about and handed to me by those one should have been able to trust and look to for support, encouragement, understanding and love. Instead it gave me a heavy dose of sustained anguish, frustration, devastation and hurt. The church that myself and wife had belonged to and faithfully attended for many years, put my wife out of the church because she smoked. Even though she had always been willing to serve and help in all church activities, was in no way a trouble maker at all. They did it under the pretense of the love of God. Causing her to believe that being put out of the church amounted to the same thing as never being allowed into the kingdom of God. She in effect would be losing her salvation. The intense pain and suffering this caused my wife had gone on for a period of many years. It fractured our marriage relationship that caused untold misery and anguish of heart and soul. We survived and celebrated our sixty year wedding anniversary last year. Not because of ministers, religion and church, but in spite of them.


I continued to attend this church and became witness to a lot more of the same treatment to brothers and sisters that I loved. One pleasant and kind lady I had known and loved for many years, was put out of the church for bad housekeeping. She had been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder, she was on Prozac and I worried that she was suicidal and would take her own life. I begged and pleaded with the minister to bring her back into the church, but he refused too. Her father and brother had already taken their own lives. Right when this lady was in the most need of church and being around the support of loved ones, she was put out. The minister at the time would stand up at the podium and with flailing arms and hands, clear and distinct speech, threaten folks with being put out of the church. He seemed to be proud of his record of putting folks out. He told of putting one lady with two little girls out of the church for not being able to quit smoking.


Announcing that she later did commit suicide. Leaving the two little girls to grow up motherless. He showed no remorse or accountability in the matter, only disgust, scorn and contempt for the victim.It seems that God was letting me get a belly full of this worlds religious systems, of the worlds church system in general, and of the ministers of Satan appearing as angels of light. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. 11 Corinthians 11:15  After over thirty five years attendance in this church I learned to hate what the words religion, church and minister had come to mean to me. I wanted to vomit it all out of my system forever. It clearly then became time for me to follow the commandment of God in Revelation 18: 4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. I came out of this world’s religious system, and God has been giving me His wonderful truth in greater abundance ever since, that I now pass onto you. So once again I am reminded of Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


While many of my brothers, sisters and friends steadfastly sit each week, still sucking up fables and half-truths from the table of demons, as they unknowingly languish in waiting for the truth. Definition of LANGUISH intransitive verb 1 a: to be or become feeble, weak, or enervated b: to be or live in a state of depression or decreasing vitality 2 a: to become dispirited b: to suffer neglect. The ministers of Satan still having them believing and teaching others to believe that the creator of all that exists cannot and will not save all. Even though His word clearly tells us that He will reconcile all things in heaven and earth back to God the Father.
Colossians 1:20  and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. My prayer for all is to come to the awesome truth of the word of God. If it means separating yourself from the comfort and security of what you have always believed and accepted as truth. Then may God give you the wisdom and understanding and strength to make that change. Remember! You too are on a journey, on the road back home.

All of the experiences of life are being put into our lives to serve a final good purpose. It may be hard to see while it is happening, but it never the less will be serving that good purpose. I was there by the side of the road, as I watched my daughter in law attempting to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to Jimmy, my six year old grandson who had just been hit by a truck.I had taken his family and followed the ambulance to the hospital emergency room. It seemed he would make it, then suddenly word came that he had not, he had died. Heather, my teenage granddaughter, Jimmy’s sister with whom I had always been very close to, asked me to go with her to see him and say her last words to him. We stood by the gurney he was on as she talked to him as if still alive. I held her hand as she in great anguish of heart sobbed out her last and final good by to her little dead brother. The little brother who now had completed his journey here in this life, and had taken the road back home. His spirit had now returned to God who had given it.


-Why God does everything that He does?


We may ask, why did God let little Jimmy die? I am here to pass on a simple truth to you that very few people have bothered to consider. I know why that God does everything that He does, it has been revealed to me and I would like you to know it as well. God is God, He can do anything within righteousness that He would so chose to do. He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and immutable. That is He is all powerful, nothing beyond His power to effectively deal with. He is all knowing, has all knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the past present and future. He is everywhere at once throughout the universe, and He is unchangeable.

The reason God does everything that He does is because it suits and serves His purpose to do it that way. Everything that God does is for the eventual good of all. God can only operate within righteousness, God is love and love never fails. The good work that God began in creating Himself, first in Christ, then in all of mankind, has no possibility of failure, because love never fails.

On my own road back home God has used me in many different situations to help others as well as to be a thorn in the side of some too. God has given me the opportunity to save several women from being taken advantage of and being raped. He has given me the opportunity to save several people from drowning, including my wife and daughter. These same hands that have held a machine gun and pulled the trigger on other human beings in my sights, have also hugged, held and tenderly loved and appreciated many little children of friends and my family. Including my own kids and grandkids, and now also my great grandkids! Soon we expect there will be great, great grandkids. 

I have grown into being a people person. God has caused me to love and appreciate people. I have become known as a hugger, I like to hug and to be hugged. A warm embrace from a good friend, whether male or female is always welcome. Throughout the years I have adopted many grandkids that call me grandpa. Every bit as close as my biological grandkids!  One special one in particular that never forgets to stay in touch, even though she has nearly grown children of her own now. Can you imagine how very much I love and appreciate God in shaping and remolding this lump of clay, in changing my nature?

It has not always been this way. During October 1952 I was just hours away from finally being discharged from the Army. To return home to my new wife and soon to be expected first baby. It seemed appropriate to celebrate in a ritual that I had become accustomed to doing. But first I needed to go out and buy me some neat and fancy clothes to go home in. I bought me a McGregor sport shirt that cost me a fortune at the time, a real spiffy sport jacket and everything to go along with them.


I was looking good, it was time to party. Myself and a couple Army buddies ended up in a VFW club in Montgomery, Alabama where we preceded to drink, enjoy and have fun laughing and dancing. I had gone over to a table to ask a girl to dance that I had danced before with. The man sitting with her answered for her and said, “she doesn’t want to dance” To which I replied, “I didn’t ask you, I asked her” He had anticipated a problem and had a knife in his hand under the table. He came up swinging it and I got cut bad on the end of a finger. I put him down on his back under the table but in the process he had grabbed my prize McGregor sport shirt and ripped most of the buttons off the front and it was drenched in blood. The management threw him out of the club and we continued to enjoy. I took the shirt home to my wife to see if it could be resurrected and used, it could not.

-Making a commitment-

It took many episodes of this nature being played out before I had finally had enough. Years later God had given me one last fling in Henry’s Bar in Reed City, Michigan. I had an overnight stay in a hotel there for the people I worked for. I had gone over to Henry’s Bar to collect money from one of my customers. He began to buy drinks for everyone and it soon led to a disagreement between myself and an ex-convict that worked for him. I learned later that others came out from behind the bar and had mixed into the chaos. I woke up in the morning black and blue with an ear ripped apart. I remember it well, I met my wife and my two little kids in a Fife Lake restaurant for lunch that next day while still on my work route. I can still see the concern in their eyes and across their faces, as one of them asked me, “what happened to your ear daddy?” God had used that method to turn me around. From that day forward I became a tea total sober person for over seven years never having even one drink of alcohol. I never since have had any yearning for alcohol, but can have a social drink without worry if I would like to.God does work in mysterious ways, we should learn not to question why he does this, that or the next thing the way that He does. He is at the helm of all power and authority throughout the universe, aren’t we all glad for that? Why is it that so many of us question His ability to bring all to repentance and forgiveness? Why is it that so many of us refuse to believe His inspired word?

Especially so as we learn the penalty for doing so! Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. It should get our attention when told that when we reject knowledge, we give up being a priest of God. But does it get our attention? Will we believe God? Or will we continue feeding at the table of demons? 1 John 5: 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. John 8: 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. John 16: 9 ( NLT ) The worlds sin is unbelief in me. Hebrews 4:2 We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe. Unbelief is a grievous sin that needs to be repented of.


-Ambassadors for Christ-


I will continue to remind everyone of the ministry of reconciliation that God has called us into. It is what a believer should teach others to accept and to teach too. The restoration or restitution of all things. God is perfection and He will not tolerate anything less. He will restore all things to His own level of perfection as well. We are exactly and precisely on course according to the purpose and plan of God from before the world began. God has not been caught off guard as most of Christianity supposes and teaches in their collective congregations. God created evil to serve a good purpose. Indeed if anything exists in any form, God created it. “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Isaiah 45:7  Without there being evil, we would never be complete as God is complete. We have to know the difference to make God like decisions and to have proper and t rue understanding. Without knowing both good and evil we would be as a half-baked cake, having only a part of the required ingredients and procedures needed to bring forth a quality final product. Yet the ministers of Satan will convince deceived man that God doesn’t really know what He is talking about.


Ambassador: To be faithful to the person who has sent you: Christ. Not to become entangled with the customs where you have been sent: To earth. Return to your homeland at the appointed time: And the spirit shall return to God who gave it. It is true that we are being created in the image and likeness of God. We are already creators of physical things, just stop and look around and see for ourselves. However we have not fully been completed at this point in the total image and likeness of God. We will not be made complete until Jesus Christ has put down all rule and death has been destroyed. After death has been destroyed, there will only be life. We all will have been reconciled back to God where He will then be all in all, or everything to everyone. I have shown this scripture to you many times before, it bears repeating here in.


Colossians 1: 15-20 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, ( Colossians 1:20 ) and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.


1 Corinthians 15: 22- 28 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. ( The exact same all that die will all be made alive ) 23 But each in their own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. ( after death has been destroyed, the only thing left is life ) 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put Page under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.  Notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind)


We for the very first time will have free will. The ability to act independent of God! Our perfect character will have been set; sin will have ceased to exist forever. The earth will be our home as I understand it, God will abide here with us and in us all. We’ll have access to the entire universe, as God and Christ do. We all will forever operate only within the righteousness of God. I plead with you, do not let the ministers of Satan sneak into your mind and convince you of anything less for all of mankind. Tell Satan to get behind you and take his weak and effeminate savior that can save only a few with him. Chose this day to worship and serve the Savior of all mankind. We can all find the truth if we look for it ourselves, apart from being programmed and palette fed. Ask God to reveal it to you, then when someone digs it all out for you and puts it in front of your eyes, believe it. I will list more truth of the reconciliation of all things below. That the intent, purpose and plan of God has always been to save all, Universal Salvation.

“Whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God” Romans 3:25  “Wherefore it behooved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people” Hebrews 2:17 “And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the  whole world” 1 John 2:2. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10) For the Scriptures say, Romans 14: 11"'As surely as I live,' says the LORD, every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.'" God is love and love never fails. If love never fails, it then becomes an impossibility for God to lose even one of those created in Their own image, after Their own likeness. Love never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 1 Corinthians 13:8 If Christ was to lose even one person created in the image and likeness of God, He forever after would be known as a fake and false savior, unable to save but a few.


-The beatings go on-


Traveling on my own road back home has left many scars. But I have faith that God in due time will remove them all. I have experienced the perversion of the world, the flesh pits, the bar brawling scene and some of the worst that our society has had to offer. I have been threatened several times with a knife, cut once. Have had a cocked and loaded Army 45 caliber pistol pointed at my head at least twice, with a sincere promise to use it! Both times got my attention, the barrel was so close it was like looking down the barrel of a 12 gage shot gun. And although I am through and done with that lifestyle, have been barked up and trodden down, I count it all a blessing in disguise from God. How could it possibly be otherwise if we will only believe what His inspired word has to say. 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 Two things I am certain of here, I love God and know I have been called according to His purpose. I have had my combat comrades drop stone cold dead in their tracks by my side. A sight that after more than sixty years still lives in my mind’s eye! It only caused me to become even more blood thirsty.I do have vivid recall of having three Chinese enemy soldiers in my sights, pulling the trigger on them and how agitated, aggravated and disgusted I was at myself when they didn’t fall dead on the ground. Because they were either out of range or I wasn’t a good enough shot.


Assaulting this Chinese held hill one day, hearing all kinds of small arms fire, I crested a plateau and as I looked off to the left a medic had Ernie Lee, my long time best friend propped up against a tree administering first aid to him. He had been hit by a burst from a Russian Burp Gun in the hands of a Chinese soldier. They fired so fast it sounded like the amplified sound of ripping a pair blue jean material. The medic had his clothing ripped off his upper body and it reminded me of being back home when my dad would butcher a pig in the winter time. The snow covered area was splattered with Ernie’s blood. Not able to stop during an assault, I never knew whether Ernie lived or died. Or whether it was his time to begin his own personal road back home?  Having had the personal privilege to handle so many mangled dead bodies of my fallen comrades often revisits my mind, even though it was many years ago. It is sort of funny how it works, what I would like to remember I can’t, what I would sometimes like to forget I can’t either. 

But it all plays out in our journey through this physical life here on earth. It fits perfectly into the plan that God has worked out to redeem all of His creation. When we begin to understand that to everything there is a time and a purpose. God doesn’t make any mistakes, we then should put our faith, trust and confidence in the one that knows how to bring it all to a successful conclusion. The one given all power in heaven and earth never slumbers, never sleeps, Christ is alert and always on the job. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Matthew 28:18 No power anywhere can jar the purpose and plan of God off course in the slightest degree. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isaiah 46:10

In dealing with the road back home as we live out our allotted time here on earth, it would do us all well to keep in mind we have been given the ministry of the reconciliation of all things back to God. Where all of mankind will be saved and share life as God and Christ have life! Titus 2:11 "For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men" 1 John 2:2 "and He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world."


Prescribe and teach is another way to say, “spread the word and thoroughly explain it.” 1 Titus 4:10-11 (Is your church teaching these truths?) "For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially ( but not exclusively ) of believers. Prescribe and teach these things." But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself." John 12:32 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1: 20 Get ready my friends for the most glorious and exciting future beyond the imaginations of mortal man.


-We’re in the midst of a miracle-


Our journey on the road back home is not an accident or left to chance. It is a well thought out plan put into effect before the world began. It is so intricate and masterfully put together without the slightest possibility of failure. Our Savior is the exact and precise perfect Son of our Father God. Whom has been given all power and authority in heaven and earth. He cannot and will not allow for anything less than the reconciliation of all things in heaven and earth back to God the Father. Christ knew us in our mother’s womb, He watched us being formed together there, every small and minute detail of our lives was laid out before we were born. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalms 139:16 NLT Be of good cheer our Savior Jesus Christ has left no stone unturned. We of the elect are those living stones being built up into a Holy Temple where God will live in us and we will live in Him. Everything that happens in this life has been designed and put into force to bring the culmination and completion of that plan to fruition. You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer. Job 14: 5 NLT.

From the website of Ken Eckerty: We are to overcome our enemies by love and goodness. Isn't this exactly how God dealt with us? Or is it that you think slightingly of His infinite goodness, forbearance and patience, unaware that the goodness of God is gently drawing you to repentance? (Rom 2:4) Doesn't God make his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust? (Matt 5:45) Why does God do this? Why does He return evil with good? He does so because He loves us and wants to bring us to repentance. The perfect example in Scripture of overcoming evil with good is the Cross. This is God's way. Paul said the Cross is foolishness to the world because it's a symbol of weakness and lowliness (1 Cor. 1). Instead of conquering the world and all its evil through power and vengeance, the Lord chose the most humiliating means anyone could ever imagine. The Cross is the perfect picture of love. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…. This was God's choice for how He would overcome evil. It would not be through the strong arm of vengeance, but through the goodness and love of the Cross. And it is this same path of humiliation that our Lord commands us to trod. We will overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil through the Cross—the perfect expression of God's goodness.

John Milton said, “He who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.” No one doubts that God can subdue the world by force. Anyone who can speak this world into existence with just a word can certainly wipe out all His enemies with the same. And at the same time, anyone who is powerful enough to turn the hearts of kings and use entire nations to accomplish His will, is also powerful enough to win His entire creation by love. But by which way is God going to reconcile the world? (Col. 1:20; Phil 2:10, 11) Will He accomplish it by force or love? At the end of the day, when all has been reconciled to God, what will we be able to say about the Creator; that He, with great force and vengeance, suffered most of His creation to endless torments, or that He overcame all that was evil in the world with eternal goodness, kindness, and love? Which do you think is the greater work for an all-powerful, sovereign God: forcing most of the world to bow in sub mission and then tormenting them forever, or through the love of the Cross, win all His lost and wayward children back to Himself again? Which do you think brings more glory to God? (End quote)


-Back into the symbolic lake of fire-


Our granddaughter Angela was a favorite of grandma and myself. She was a quiet baby that didn’t require as much attention to herself as her siblings did. She spent a lot of time with us in our home over the years and was a joy to have around. We loved her dearly and called her our “little baby Sniggle Fritzen” We were very close to her as she grew up into somewhat of a “Tom Boy.” Her father had died of a heart attack in her early teens. She took it upon herself to be the protector of her family, she was tough and strong and tried hard to be good at doing the job. As she grew up into a young woman her attitude began to change toward her family. Stiff necked, stubborn and the desire to be in control of her younger sibling, Jessica, and in fact more or less the whole household. There were actually knock down drag out physical fights going on within their home, with people getting hurt. She became continually more rebellious as time went on. She left home and got mixed up with the wrong crowd. Things went from bad to worse with the passing of time. Then one day I got a call from her mother ( our daughter ) asking me if I would go with her to Traverse City, to bail Angela out of jail. She had been caught with a controlled substance ( cocaine ) on her person and had been incarcerated.


I had always told my own kids if they got into any trouble with the law and taken to jail, not to bother calling me. They would have to find there own way of getting out. I went with our daughter to see Angela with those things in mind. Looking through the plate glass window of the jail and seeing Angela on the other side, not being able to touch or to hug or comfort her in any way. Tears of great anguish and despair running down her face as she begged and pleaded for me to get her out of there! Not being able to withstand the torment of soul she was in, I agreed to bail her out and bring her into our home under certain conditions
She had to be willing to abide by our rules without question or attitude. She would have to agree to get clean as best that she could or I would bring her right back to the jail as agreed to with the authorities there. She agreed to these stipulations and we brought her home to our place.

She did very well in keeping her word and being helpful with the different chores that I was giving her to perform and keep her busy with. We were trying to help her to get a handle on personal responsibility, to step up and to get her life back on an even keel. We were quite strict with her but with much love and a heavy dose of hugs and affection to go along with it. We were having many close and enjoyable moments together. Reminiscing and reflecting back on the good and happy days of her youth with us. On this one evening, just ten day after bailing her out of jail, she had been happily and contentedly sitting between grandma and myself on the sofa watching TV.  During a commercial we talked about her life situation. I asked her how long she had been on drugs? She told us she had been using drugs for four years, ever since being in high school. I reminded her of our agreement, of how she had agreed to get clean and begin straightening her life out. I told her step one was to tell us who it was that was supplying her with the drugs. She refused to do it, leaving me with a decision to make. I knew refusing to identify the dealer meant she wasn’t really intent on getting clean. I told her she had until morning to change her mind or she would be going back to Jail. She left the room in a huff and a raunchy attitude. An hour or two had gone by without seeing her. I wanted to give her time and space to cool off. She had gone outside to smoke a cigarette; we had not allowed her to smoke in the house.


In due time I decided to go look for her. I went outside to find her and she was nowhere to be found. I thought she may have decided to walk over to her mother’s place which was several miles away. I got in the car and drove over to their place, looking for her along the way. She wasn’t there and I told our daughter what had taken place, she had decided to come back to our place and help look for her, I was several minutes ahead of her. When I turned the corner coming back into our drive way, my headlights shined on Angela under the big white pine tree in our yard. She was hanging by her neck from a limb on the tree. I jumped out and ran to her to find if she may have still been alive. She wasn’t, there was no pulse and she was turning cold. I didn’t want her mother to see her in this condition and ran into the house to get a knife to cut her down before she got there. Quickly telling my wife how I had found Angela. There are not words enough to describe the trial, trauma, pain and suffering and anguish of heart and soul that followed. My own wife out of her mind in pain, distress and grief, running around as if gone mad accused me of being responsible for her death, for taking the position that I had taken. It will always represent one of the lowest and most hurtful, painful and intense moments within my memory.


Our daughter came and fell down upon the ground, with uncontrollable sobbing and tears of sorrow and grief. Holding and caressing the now cold dead body of her daughter. Within the ultimate wisdom of God He had tossed me into the symbolic fiery furnace of affliction that has the power to promote, change and to purify. The authorities soon arrived and added to the chaos, confusion and torment of the situation. I explained to the deputy in charge the events of the evening. He asked if she had left a suicide note. I told him I didn’t know but we could go into her room and he could look for himself. I Had gone in with him as he looked over her room. He picked up a spiral bound notebook and within the pages, she had left a note to her mother telling her that she loved her (they had been on the outs for quite a period of time ) I am glad she left that note. She had gone on to tell her mother that her dad (meaning myself ) was an ass hole. Also telling her that nobody was going to make her do anything she didn’t want to do. This evidently had cast some doubt on the situation and the deputy took the knife I had cut her down with back to their offices.


Within a few days their offices called and asked me to come in, they wanted to talk. Knowing how the justice system and law enforcement works, I elected to secure an attorney to deal with them, which he did effectively do, at a substantial rate. Grandma and myself also paid for a quality funeral memorial for Angela to be sent away with dignity. A young lady, I will not identify here, told me after the funeral, that she had seen where someone had dumped some marijuana into the casket alongside Angela’s body. No doubt her supplier had just shown his or her final appreciation for not being identified. A sad and sorrowful conclusion to a life that should have been lived with more love and joy in it and less frustration, hate and all that had built up within her!


That is from a physical, or carnal reasoning. But considering the fact that God knows the end from the beginning, and will work out all things according to his own will. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: Ephesians 1:11. We can rest in peace and have the tranquility of mind, knowing that Angela too, has taken her own road back home and in due time will belong in eternity as an immortal, spirit being and have life as God and Christ have life, with all the rest of mankind.


Angela had elected to give up and end her own precious God given life, to protect a dope dealer. Allowing him or her then to go on and peddle their mind altering poison goods to her other friends and family to ruin their lives as well. Her position of “No one is going to make me do anything I don’t want to do.” Can never be looked at as some badge of glory or something to be proud of in any small way. Instead it should always serve as an example of what hate, stubbornness, and a cantankerous will can produce. But like all the rest of us sinners, Angela will have her opportunity to repent and to be forgiven, and she will be forgiven. I can see clearly now and recognize how in my life God has supplied segments of it like this, where He has tossed me into His symbolic lake of fire. To be purged of all wood, hay and stubble. The representation of sin! As Hebrews 12:29 tells us, our God is a consuming fire. The fire of God is a chastening fire that does not destroy man, but is used to save man. The fire of God will destroy the works of the flesh while purifying and saving the man. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 1 Corinthians 3:15.


As I finish writing this booklet about my own road back home, the coming out from God, having had His breath (spirit) breathed into my infant nostrils. the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7. At that point becoming a living soul, and then the returning back from whence I came. Having the spirit return to God who gave it! Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecc. 12:7. My hope is somehow I have been able to reach your mind with the truth of God. All of our lives have been beset with trials, trauma, pain, suffering as well as the joy and happiness and the good times experienced along the way. None of it is there by accident. God has a plan and is working it out exactly and precisely as planned beforehand. Nothing in that plan is subject to change one iota from any outside source. What God has put into motion and effect will not cease or diminish until it has been brought to its full conclusion, which I’ll close with here once again.


The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1: 15 - 20. Please notice: (Not all in a few, not all in some, not all in many, but all in all of mankind ) All things, means all things! All of creation will be reconciled back to God the Father. Where He then becomes all in all.  Help for those desiring to know the truth


What about the scriptures that seems to point contrary to the reconciliation of all things, contrary to universal salvation? Such as that of never ending torture, pain and suffering in the lake of fire! Do these scriptures just need a closer examination to determine the truth as God will have it to be? There are many websites out there in cyber space, with dedicated, converted and convicted individuals in which we are welcomed to peruse for greater understanding in all areas of the word and truth of God. In this day of the absolute and ongoing explosion of knowledge taking place around the world, it is in my opinion foolish not to take advantage of it. These individuals are not asking or requiring you to join anything. Not asking you to send money. Believing as they do that freely they have received, then freely they feel they should give what has been given to them from God. I find many of them to be of unusually great value in helping me with the truth of God’s word.


I always have the option to accept what is being taught, or to reject it. Unlike belonging to one of the 650000 different churches around the world that requires loyalty and faithfulness to their own understanding and teaching. A process that takes away the ability for one to think and reason for themselves, causing dependence be hooked to someone else’s wagon. Below is an informative segment that may shed light on the subject from Universal Salvation .org. I will break into the middle of one of their writings.What everyone is looking at is Matthew 25:46, where it says: "And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." That is the same punishment as the eternal torment or punishment in Revelation.


A different Greek word, but having the same result: the correction of the offender. However, in Matthew 25:46, the terminology is more specific. The word for "punishment," there, is from kolasis. And kolasis actually conveys the idea of punishment for the correction of the offender. If it is punishment for the correction of the offender, that means that the wickedness in the person is what is being addressed, and not the taking of the life of that person. Death cannot correct anyone. It is the input of new knowledge and understanding when they are resurrected that will change them.


They all need to be refined, by someone else, which is part of a fuller picture of grace. God is doing them the greatest favour anyone could ever do for them: the fullness of His grace is His ability to make sure that everyone takes hold of His free gift of eternal life, and all the benefits that He has to give them. Universal Salvation. John 1:29 says: "…Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" What is being removed is sin, not people. Jesus is Saviour of the world. That means that He is going to rescue everyone. God's will is that all will be saved.


So, now, we have people who had to die a second time because of their own sin - a fixed penalty - who, upon their second death, will be symbolically examined to see what is necessary to have their impurities removed, to bring them up to God standard; and in so doing, to totally and utterly remove their sinful nature, forever and ever. That is a job for Jesus. That is what He came for. Malachi 3: 2,3 says of Jesus: "2 But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire And like launderers' soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver…" The word "refiner" here is speaking of the process whereby impurities are removed. Just look what it says at Revelation 21:5: "Then He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new…' " "All things" has to include all in the lake of fire, or second death, otherwise He would have no right to say that.

What He should have said, if the ones in the lake of fire are not going to have a resurrection and a new nature, is: "Behold, I am making some things new…" But He did not say that. He specifically said: "I am making all things new." The Greek word for "new" is kainos, and it means new in quality. Having examined all in the lake of fire, Jesus will remove all their impurities: represented, symbolically, as cleansing by fire. All in the lake of fire are, symbolically, seasoned with fire. Mark 9:49 says: "For everyone will be seasoned (future passive: by the hands of someone else) with fire…" The Greek word for "seasoned" there, is halisthesetai from the verb halidzo, meaning to salt, or to sprinkle with salt. Salt, in the Bible, represents freedom from corruption, and has a preserving influence. The Bible also associates salt with purifying properties. Look what God's prophet, Elisha, did with salt: 2 Kings 2: 19-21: "19 Then the men of the city said to Elisha, 'Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad and the ground barren.' 20 And he said, 'Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.' So they brought it to him. 21 Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, 'Thus says the Lord, "I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness." ' "


The people who are resurrected from the lake of fire will have been symbolically seasoned, or salted, with fire, and will have been healed of their impurities, and made new in quality. With them will be no more death, and therefore, no more sin. The Song of Solomon 8:6,7 says this: "6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; For love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its (love's) flames are flames of fire, A most vehement flame. 7 Many waters cannot quench love…" Love's flames cannot be quenched, because love never fails. The lake of fire symbolically represents the cleansing flames of God's love, and the guarantee, that as long as those unquenchable flames burn, nothing impure can ever come upon the earth again. It does not represent eternal torture, but eternal love. So the purposes represented symbolically by the lake of fire are: Some will have to die a second time. The lake of fire represents their second death. Since no one can sin again, it represents the removal of all impurities: they can never sin again, when resurrected. It represents the cleansing flames of God's eternal love. God knew the ending from the beginning, because, as hard as some people find it to believe, He planned it. For Universal Salvation, 'all you need is love'. GOD'S LOVE! ( end quote )


I have elected here to intertwine some of my personal experiences of life within my message to you. Different isolated experiences that I feel have impacted my thinking and reasoning and my own personal connection with God and Jesus Christ. I believe the things we experience in this life, have not come about by accident or happenstance. They all without exception have been placed there by Christ to cause a modification within our thinking, reasoning and acting. To help change, shape and mold what God will have us all to become. I believe we serve a Savior that is very intimately involved in every single aspect of our lives. Especially so if we have been called and chosen by God Himself. And then doubly so if we are being identified as the chosen few, the elect of God. Those to come up in the first resurrection, to rule with Christ a thousand years. As we wait for our change!  Within a couple months I will turn eighty years old. I have revealed a few of the many times I have symbolically been flogged and beaten by and through the consuming fire that is God. Hebrews 12:29 There no doubt will be more to come, and in fact is visiting us now with the lung cancer that Nancy is having to deal with. Still how can we mourn and bray, feel picked on, hang our head in despair, when everything God subjects us to is for our own benefit and well being?


That is, if we would but believe the words He has left recorded that remind us of it. Yet many of His people have not been given to understand or to believe the word of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose Romans 8:28 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 So I rest my case as I await my personal journey on: THE ROAD BACK HOME.


WRITTEN BY: Leith Cunningham 3/13/2012.
Actively ministering the truth of the reconciliation of all things back to God!  Universal Salvation.

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