Don't Pet the Dragon

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Author House, 2006 M12 12 - 292 pages
This book will not save you from hell nor will it answer all of your questions about spiritual matters. What it will do if you are borderline in determining whether to believe or to reject the idea of God and Satan or of heaven and hell, is to help you with the thinking process. If you are already a believer, hopefully this book will help you develop the study method of going to the Bible with questions. This book reveals how God spoke to me through the events in my life and the people He placed around me; not one soul was there by coincidence or mistake. None of us were just wound up like some toy and turned loose to make it on our own, although I've felt that way at times. This book is about my journey from seeing God as being about religion to knowing Him as my Father and personal Savior. It is about how I moved from thinking of Satan as a religious myth to realizing just how real, evil and active he is in our lives and the lives of those around us. Believe me, evil is not just a plot in a Steven King movie, it is permeating our society more and more as society turns its back on God, drifting into the secular snare of the dragon. Think about what is considered comedy or what is now considered acceptable for small children in the form of cartoons. Pay attention to the suggestiveness of commercials on television and in magazines. Be more sensitive to the process used to make you believe that being, acting and dressing dumb is cool. Do you no longer wonder about what happened to the high standards that made this nation looked up to? How are we viewed today? Our flag is burned and hung upside down within our own borders.

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Michael grew up on a farm in lower Orangeburg County, South Carolina, was baptized in a small Baptist Church and graduated from high school in 1963 with a class of twelve. He attended Southern Westlyn University and North Greenville College majoring in Christian studies with a minor in History. He is now a freelance writer and published author and public speaker. His baptism by water at the age of twelve occurred after much fear of hell caused by a screaming preacher that presented a God of hell-fire and brimstone, ready to kill any one that didn’t immediately fall in line with the laws of the Bible. This greatly contributed to his early struggles with God. His spiritual growth over the years developed the gentle method in which he teaches about the God he came to know; not God the tyrant, but God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Michael teaches by sharing his own spiritual journey against the back drop of scripture he feels God used to lead him through his trials and baptism by fire. He is currently teaching with the Release Time Program offered to public schools for Bible study. His goal as a Bible teacher is to help others see why Scripture study and prayer are critical in the struggle to draw closer to God and to bring about the transformation of ones nature from walking by sight to walking by faith. Speaks when invited: contact at: Rev 12:17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

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