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1. The Mission
3. Our Founders Personal Testimony
1. Our Mission…
Our mission is clear: Obey the great commandment (Matt. 22:37) by fulfilling the great commission (Matt. 28:19). Our goal is to lead as many people to Christ as God will give us (Dan. 12:3).
The LORD has given us a bold vision for the future. According to the best research, the Bible is the number-one selling book every year, and one of the least read. Admittedly, it’s a big book. Initially it is for most, difficult to understand. Remember the Ethiopian in Acts 8:30-31?
So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?”
Our new book, God the Final Frontier, is just that—a guide to help people understand the message of the Bible. The book is filled with Scripture, and yet it’s easy-to-read (and understand). It’s only 80 pages, and it contains 40 spectacular high-resolution photographs on glossy paper. Most people love pictures; which adds significantly to the readability. Young people today respond well to visuals.
“When you do God’s work God’s way, you get God’s results.”
In terms of content, this book employs God’s three main arguments for His existence from Scripture:
- Creation (Psalm 19:1-3).
- The Word of God (Living and written, John 1:14 & 2 Tim. 3:16).
- Conscience (i.e. the moral law written on every heart according to Romans 2:15).
The correlation to the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit is unmistakable. And since you cannot improve on God’s arguments, that is why we are experiencing such a phenomenal response to this book.
And the plan of salvation is clearly laid out. Simply stated, it’s because we have broken God’s law that we need His grace.
The book also employs God’s own methods of evangelism. Here’s what I mean:
- In Matthew 19 Jesus used the Ten Commandments to show the rich young ruler that he needed salvation. You have to know you’re a sinner BEFORE you cry out for a savior! Does anyone know more about evangelism than Jesus? Chapter 3 in our book is an exposition on the Ten Commandments.
- In Acts 4:33, the apostles testified with great power to the resurrection of Jesus Christ and thousands were getting saved. Pages 27-28 contain one of the greatest, most authoritative, and compelling arguments ever articulated for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, by the late Harvard Law Professor-Simon Greenleaf.
- In Ezek. 36-38, God said that the prophecy of Israel was written so the nations would know that He is Lord. Bible prophecy is empirical proof of divine inspiration, since only someone with omniscience can predict the future with perfect accuracy. That is covered in Chapter 2.
- In Acts 17, Paul “…reasoned from the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.” That is also covered in Chapter 2.
- “Repent” were the first messages by both John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. That’s in Chapter 6.
- The implications of Genesis 1:1 cannot be overstated. The exposition of Genesis 1:1 in the light of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is covered in the opening paragraph of the book. It blows people away!
We want to distribute this book in high schools, college campuses, and prisons all across the country!
We have lead Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses, atheists, and Nazis to the Lord from the content recorded in the first four chapters of the book!
Last year, the Gideon’s distributed 7,000 Bibles at NIU in one day! I recently contacted a man at random (I looked it up on the web) from a Christian organization based at NIU. I began to explain that we wanted to distribute our book there. He interrupted me and said, “Phil, I know who you are. I’ve heard you speak at Maywood, and at a men’s meeting in December. I have your book. And, a distribution here would be very timely because there are so many voices vying for their world views right now!” Then a friend gave the book to a gal who is a senior at NIU. She read it and told me, “That book is awesome. It explains difficult concepts in a way that people can understand. The chapter on the Trinity was really good. I gave it to my fiancé; he is not just reading it, he is studying it and taking notes! That would be a great book to distribute at NIU!” So…
We went to NIU with 14 volunteers. We distributed 3,000 copies of God the Final Frontier in 6 hours! Couple this plan with where we are headed as a nation and the idea gets better and better. Too many people seem content to do nothing while our country goes down the drain. Have we learned anything from pre-World-War-Two Germany?
Yes, you can make a huge difference. Can you imagine the joy of being a part of something like this and the rewards in time and eternity? If you would like to read the book and help us distribute this resource, please contact us immediately. Thank you.
2. Our Doctrine…
We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, through Christ alone, plus—nothing! Our good works are the result of our salvation, never the cause of it.
Our hearts desire is to exalt Jesus Christ and give Him His rightful place as Lord and Savior. We want to help people see God as He truly is: the One and only sovereign of the universe, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, perfectly holy, perfectly merciful, without beginning, without end, and personal!
We hold to:
Sola scriptura (“by Scripture alone”), Sola fide (“by faith alone”) Sola gratia (“by grace alone”) Solo Christo (“through Christ alone”).
3. Our Founders Personal Testimony…
It all began for me when a deep personal crisis created in me the realization that if God was real I needed His help. I began reading the Bible in earnest. After reading for a number of months (just by opening anywhere and beginning to read) I wasn’t getting anything out of it. So I decided to read it from cover to cover.
Beginning with Genesis 1:1 by the time I finished Revelation 22:21 I was a changed man. I have been told time and again that mine is of the most incredible testimonies people have ever heard. Well, it’s not really “My testimony”, it’s God’s testimony. It’s the testimony of God’s wisdom, God’s love, and God’s power to redeem broken (sinful) lives!
God’s Word began to open-up for me when I read Deuteronomy 4:29,
“But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. “
It was as if the words jumped off the page into my eyeballs, through my nervous system, up to my brain and down into my heart. God had spoken! To me, essentially He was saying,
“I am not an obscure power or an impersonal force, I am a Person and you can know Me!”
The Lord revealed the same principle in Proverbs 2:1-5,
“My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God.”
I saw it again in Matthew 7:7-8,
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
I saw the same thing again in James 4:8,
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
And finally in Revelation 3:20. That is where God turned the table around completely and now He was pursuing me!
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
And finally, when God opened my eyes to the deity of Christ (John 10:30), He blessed me to know who Jesus is. Life has never been the same.
Then, one night (I had been seeking God for a year and a half), I was on my knees with my face in my hands crying out to God (literally). I was praying hard and asking God,
“If I’m really on the right track by praying and reading this book (the Bible) please show me!”
That night I experienced Romans 8:16. His Spirit bore witness with my spirit that I was (and am) a child of God. At that moment, He washed away all the pain, all the shame and all the doubt. I was born all over again. The identity crisis was settled — forever!
Now I know for a fact who I am, where I came from, why I’m here, and where I’m going. Some people may call me a “Jesus freak” and some people may call me a “religious fanatic” but God calls me son (John 1:12)!
One thing He left me with was a burning passionate desire to see as many other people get saved as possible. At that point I knew enough about the Bible to believe it myself, but I didn’t know enough about it to cause anyone else to believe it and I wanted that knowledge more than anything else in this world.
Ministry began for me in 1987 when I met a man who asked me if I wanted to share my testimony at the Cook County Jail in Chicago. He took me right inside one of the cell blocks. I played a song on my guitar, shared my testimony (it’s really God’s testimony) and I have been preaching the Gospel ever since!
It was 1994 when a mega-church I was attending developed an interest in our ministry at the jail. They were so encouraged by what they saw they asked me to come on staff and develop a full-time ministry of evangelism!
In 1997 Voice in the Wilderness Ministries was incorporated as a 501(c)(3). We have been on an incredible journey ever since. The Lord has opened doors for us to speak at:
The Moody Bible Institute,
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,
Trinity International University,
Beyond Amsterdam 2,000,
Iron Sharpens Iron men’s conferences,
Bible colleges in Russia, the Ukraine, India, Africa, and Central America,
Churches, prisons, and jails across the country and around the world.
I have just completed my 10th book. The title is: God the Final Frontier-How to Cultivate a Personal Relationship With Your Creator.
One of the greatest joys of ministry has been the writing and distribution of books and tracts that help people understand why we believe what we believe and point them to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Our resources can go anywhere in the world for pennies. The Gospel tracts especially can go places where Jesus may not be welcome. We have received reports of people getting help, encouragement and salvation from around the world by God using Gospel tracts!
Many people have said our new Gospel tract is absolutely the best they have ever seen! See for yourself. Here is the link…
Training others in evangelism and how to answer the cults is also very rewarding
What did Jesus do when the false teachers tried to trap Him? He did not argue. All He had to do was ask the right question and it shut their mouths every time. We train people how to do the same thing. By God’s grace we have seen entire families come out of the cults and into salvation in Christ through this training.
I get excited about teaching evangelism to any congregation whether its 10 or 10,000 anywhere in the world. The response we receive from this teaching is very rewarding. There is no greater joy than to see someone come to know Christ personally, or to see a Christian learn how to present the Gospel the way God wrote it.
Our best days for evangelism are still ahead of us. We just produced our first video. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9uGa7wMBH4
The internet is an open door for the ministry of the Word to the world. Our hope and prayer is to produce many more videos with great content, like many say this one has.
Grace and peace to you from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Praise the LORD!
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