About Me

Who I am.

I’m just a Christian, who, by the Grace of God, was saved from eternal damnation; a fate that I fully deserve. But, the God of the Bible being as merciful and kind as He is, saved me, to His glory. God gave me a new heart, and life itself…I’m eternally thankful.

Additionally, since we are commanded to preach the gospel, this site is here to help other Christians learn to witness and share their faith more effectively and there are materials on this site to help you do that.

Why do I do this?

Good question; why would I spend my time and effort, putting this web site up at all? Well, first off, it’s all about my gratitude. My gratitude for my salvation, and the amazing free gift it is. What can I do but spend the rest of my days thanking God by telling the world, “the good news” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

What IS the Gospel?

Another good question. Maybe the question is: What ISN’T the gospel? You hear a lot of things these days that are passed for “the gospel”. Some are; “come and accept Jesus into your heart and you’ll have a better life”, or “You have a God shaped hole in your heart, only He can fill”. Well then, what IS the gospel message; what’s the “good news” that you should know about? Simply put it’s this: mankind, by virtue of Adams’ fall, is sinful by nature and his ultimate destiny is HELL. “What?? going to hell?” you say. I’m guessing that you assumed that man was destined to go to heaven, because God is grading on a curve. Not so. You will be judged on every thought word and deed. And the standard is perfection.

You must face the fact that you are a sinner, filthy in God’s eyes, and you deserve what you get. It’s NOT about a reward for you…something you get for doing something…it’s that you are guilty and you realize it. You must repent of your sins…believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your only hope…may he save you as he saved me.

I pray that he does.

26 responses

8 04 2008
Charles E. Whisnant

What is your background in Bible? From what point of view do you view your understanding of the Scripture.

Charles

8 04 2008
rpavich

Charles,
I’m not sure what you mean by my “point of view” of my understanding of scripture.

You can probably tell a lot from my posts…

9 04 2008
thereisnogray

I found my way here from Born 4 Battle. Looking forward to reading my way around. Thanks for your efforts.

Jeff
http://thereisnogray.wordpress.com/

9 04 2008
rpavich

TING,
Thank you very much for coming! Welcome and if you have any suggestions…let me know!

bob

9 04 2008
b4dguy

What is the “links page” and where on the links page do I find out about “law to the proud, grace to the humble”?

9 04 2008
rpavich

b4dguy,
You caught a typo!

Those words were from my other site before I closed it down.

I’ll put up some links to vids and docs explaining all of it…keep checking back today…
thanks for catching that.

Here is the link to the materials found on my blog

https://goshareyourfaith.wordpress.com/2008/04/09/law-to-the-proud-grace-to-the-humble/

and here is a link to some vids:

http://www.wayofthemaster.com/watchwitnessing.shtml
bob

9 04 2008
b4dguy

I wasn’t sure if it was a typo, or I’m just not familiar with blogging lingo. at any rate, I look forward to reading/hearing about the concept of “law to the proud; grace to the humble.”

9 04 2008
rpavich

b4dguy,
the link that I put in my reply was a link to 4 pdf files explaining the Law to the proud concept.

Basically though, it’s this… The word says that God “resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” and so Ray Comfort and co have used this principle in developing the “Way of the Master” materials, as a way to witness to unbelievers.

If an unbeliever is proud, and not receptive, then we are to speak to them about their sin, and keep on speaking it so their conscience does it’s work.

The word says that the law was given “so that every mouth may be stopped and the whole world become guilty before God.”

It also says that the “law is perfect in converting the soul.”

So, they’ve come up with a small formula based on asking about the 10 commandments, and getting answers out of unbelievers as a way to get them thinking about their sin…all before talking about the cross.

I find its a good way to “keep things straight” and not lose my place when witnessing, so I used a loose version of it.

anyway, check out the link and read up…

thanks,
bob

9 04 2008
b4dguy

ahh…the old “10 Commandments Pop Quiz” – I’ve used that for many years since I first heard about it in high school in the 70’s. In this version, you ask about someone’s adherence to the 10 commandments. Of course, we’re all 0 for 10, and the grading scale is 100% – pass, everything else you fail.

I’m familiar with WOTM, but I had not heard this terminology before.

Thanks.

10 04 2008
rpavich

b4dguy,
Yes, you got it.

I hadn’t realized that they were using it in the 70’s though…interesting.

bob

6 09 2008
Justin

GREAT site. I have added you to my blogroll. I love your posts on evangelism.

1 11 2008
Geoff

Hi Bob,

great to have another look around your site again. Thanks for the many 100’s? 1000’s hours you put into it to put these resources before us and to lovingly challenge those to do not believe to consider the condition of their immortal soul. Every blessings, Geoff

1 11 2008
rpavich

Geoff,
Thank you very much for the kind words…it’s much appreciated.

BTW, I like your site…to the point!

http://www.eternalhell.net/

bob

20 03 2009
GaryV

Hi Robert!! I’m having trouble posting here and was just wondering if my dubious web reputation had preceded me from PP.Org and Independent Conservative LOL!!

4 06 2009
soonguy

Hi

I can’t find an email link to contact you, so may I just mention here our blog
InternetEvangelismDay.com/blog
and
website
InternetEvangelismDay.com

Hope you would feel there may be some overlap with your insights here

blessings

Tony

4 02 2010
miss mary

I have really enjoyed reading through your site. GBU

4 02 2010
rpavich

Miss Mary,
thank you…I actually enjoyed browsing your site also. 🙂

14 12 2011
mateo r

its sad that the hersey that began with luther grew becouse of anne burlin and cruel king henry stiil excist to this day. as for me all for jesus through mary and st peter was anionted by jesus himself the 1st pope and even the jewish people honered relics-the bones of joseph taken during the exodus to be buried in his own land. if you don’t believe in our ways of belief please don’t insult them. remember love your enemies , for if you only love those who love u what reward shall u have? yours in christ and his mother mary-mateo r

14 12 2011
rpavich

Mateo,
Don’t you think it’s just a little bit ironic that you begin by calling my belief “heresy” and then ask that I not insult your beliefs?

Mateo, if you’ve read anything on my site you’d KNOW that the only reason I’d even say that your beliefs were incorrect and damning is that I DO love you and want you to see the light. It would be the height of hatred to let you go into eternity believing you are saved and not tell you the truth.

PS: Mary is just a human like the rest of us…no special powers, no answering prayers…just a creature like all humanity.

15 12 2011
GaryV

Mary, from the description and illustration of her character and love for God in Scripture, would be APPALLED at the way she is portrayed in the Roman church Mateo. She is not co-Redeemer. She cannot answer prayers (no human can). She was NOT sinless (she herself called God her Savior……..the sinless don’t need one of those, you know). She is NOT the mediatrix of Christ’s graces and blessings (the Bible says there is ONE mediator between God and man, Christ Himself).

Wake up Mateo…….your beliefs are diametrically opposed to Scripture. And that’s a very dangerous stretch of sinking sand to gamble your eternal destiny upon.

16 12 2011
mateo r

mary is the mother of god. jesus is the second person of the thrice blessed trinity, and he being god makes her the mother of god, my job isnt 2 prove to u that she is who she is i know who she is and the power she has before her son. and im sorry if i offended you i dont mean to, at least we both are filled with zeal for jesus, may he adored and praised forever and ever!
but ill try 2 explian myself- mary as for her being sinless yes she is the angel gabriel called her such when he called her ” Full of Grace” how if she had sin on her could he call her full of grace . the bible tells us all have lost grace but the angel gabriel proclamied her full of grace. so did john the baptism-for when elizabeth heard marys greeting the child in her womb lept for joy and elizabeth was filled with the holy ghost. and yes mary was saved by jesus just like us god the father knew from eternity she would be his sons mother so he applied the merits of his sons death to her at the moment she was concieved 2make her spottless and worthy 2 bear his son who is without stain, for a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. she could not hold god inside her if she was filled with sin , that would not be a worthy place for him who is perfection itself 2 dwell thats why she is the immaculate conception. peace be with u always-mateo

16 12 2011
rpavich

Mateo,
I’m going to respond to your comments one by one to make it easier to follow.

Here we go:

You said:
“mary is the mother of god. jesus is the second person of the thrice blessed trinity, and he being god makes her the mother of god, “
My response:
Of course…we all agree that she was Jesus’ mother.

You said:
”my job isnt 2 prove to u that she is who she is i know who she is and the power she has before her son.
My response:
Actually, it IS your job. YOU are making wholly unbiblical statements, and so YOU have to support them or be called on the carpet for making things up…spreading falsehoods.
What YOU believe about Mary nobody believed for the first 700+ years of Christianity…that’s a fact…so yes…bring on more than just assertions.

You said:
“and im sorry if i offended you i dont mean to, at least we both are filled with zeal for jesus, may he adored and praised forever and ever!”
My response:
If that were only the case then we’d not be having this conversation. Is zeal enough? Does a person HAVE to have right-information about God?
I think so; if not…you are no better than the neighborhood Mormon who has “zeal for Jesus” but the wrong Jesus.
In your case, you make Mary, a mere creature, into something she’s not….a God. That’s blasphemy and highly offensive to me.
You said:
” but ill try 2 explian myself- mary as for her being sinless yes she is the angel gabriel called her such when he called her ” Full of Grace” how if she had sin on her could he call her full of grace .”

What DID Gabriel call her exactly?
What he referred to her as was: “εὐλογέω” or “blessed.” And she was certainly blessed. There is only ONE sinless human who ever walked the earth and He is Jesus Christ. To say otherwise is blasphemy and highly offensive to me. IF you think he called her “full of grace” meaning sinless; then make your case.

You said:
” and yes mary was saved by jesus just like us god the father knew from eternity she would be his sons mother so he applied the merits of his sons death to her at the moment she was conceived”

My response:
Really? And where does this tid bit of information come from? Could it be from the bible?
Nope….it’s more Catholic mumbo-jumbo that’s been fabricated over 2000 years.

You said:
“. 2make her spottless and worthy 2 bear his son who is without stain, for a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. she could not hold god inside her if she was filled with sin , that would not be a worthy place for him who is perfection itself 2 dwell thats why she is the immaculate conception”

My response:
What does that passage in Matthew have to do with our conversation? You are taking scripture out of context to make a point that doesn’t exist.

You are FAR from proving anything my friend…far from it.

If you want to say that YOUR church teaches certain things through their traditions, fine…but don’t call them biblical…they aren’t.

17 12 2011
GaryV

Mateo……the Bible contains NO statement about the birth of Mary. Kinda odd if you’re going to propose that she was born without sin. Especially considering the fact the the Bible spends a great deal of ink describing the ONLY Person who WAS born sinless….Jesus.

The Bible contains NO statement about Mary being the mediator of ANYTHING. In fact, the Bible says explicitly that Christ is the ONLY Mediator. When did Jesus begin subcontracting out His work?? I can’t find a verse anywhere.

Can you name some other doctrines of the faith that the Bible simply neglects to mention?? This could be a great new parlor game!!

Wait, I got one!! The Bodily Assumption of Mary!! Yup, not a PEEP in Scripture about that one either. And we could go on endlessly about the Papal propaganda, and indulgences, and the Treasury of the Saints, etc etc etc.

Well, before we go any further, we should think of a name for our new game. How about “Bible Twister”??

1 01 2013
Marc

I want to thank you Brother for your site. I have found myself in the battle for over 29 yrs and it amazes me how much I must argue with Christians about subjects like ” Freewill, Once saved always saved,” so after reading your points I was very much blessed and I have added you to my list .
May the Grace of out Lord Jesus Christ be with you always and may you shine HIS light amoungst the darkness of this world.

1 01 2013
rpavich

Why thank you very much! That’s very much appreicated.

25 10 2016
erinrs85

Thank you for this blog! I just found it and will be following it.

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