I began to again have an interest in Scripture but, in hindsight, even that was superficial. I went to seminary, earned two degrees, and wrote my thesis on the Word-Faith movement.
My interest in it was largely based on my experiences with the faith healers back in high school. Then, in 2004, I began doing the seminars I’m doing now.
Again, the author of Hebrews warns, “Solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to discern between good and evil” (Heb. Christians who are mature are those who have exercised discernment and have learned how to distinguish good from evil. Through my remaining years of high school and first couple of years of college, I was not at all walking with Christ.
I was far more concerned with what my friends thought of me than what Christ did.
I should have been broken over God’s reputation far more so than the people themselves.
As I began doing my seminars, doors opened for me everywhere. Many were the nights that I would go back to my hotel room after preaching somewhere and lay awake worried that if I were to die I would go to Hell.
There is a big difference between a child-like faith and a childish faith.
I was receiving literally thousands of emails from all around the world from people who told me that they were being helped by this ministry. I tried to allay my doubts with the apparent success of the ministry.
I dare say that as I grew older I disobeyed my Dad and Mom more, not less.
Fast forwarding, at age 16 I went to see Nora Lam and R. Shambach in hopes of being healed of my Cerebral Palsy.
There was little if any reading of Scripture and little interest in the things of God.
My last couple of years of college I started attending church regularly.