December 2007

Dear Friends of The Narrow Way Ministry:

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas and New Year’s Day are right around the corner. It is truly a season to review the many ways in which the Lord has blessed us over the past year. I’m sure that we all could make a long, itemized list.

Zachary has just turned 13 years of age and is growing rapidly into becoming a young man. He now stands at about 5’7”, and where he stops nobody yet knows. Natalie is 111/2 years old and also growing into a young lady. We realize that someday soon both our children will be looking down on us as they appear to be destined to be taller than their parents. So, we have to get some quality training in quickly. It’s easier when they have to look up to you, you know…!

Our lives continue to be filled with activity, both in ministry and in family. The children are advancing nicely in their piano training under the expert instruction of Victoria Pate. We are very pleased with her methods and their progress. One hobby that occupies much of their time is caring for and training the horses, which bring us all much joy. Hauling and stacking hay this summer was quite an event for the whole family. But we are thankful to have the barn full and to know that we can make it comfortably now through the coming winter.

In ministry we have enjoyed our extensive travel around the country sharing our music and our message that “Our God is mighty to save, the whosoevers, from whatsoever, even to the uttermost.” We have seen many of you at your churches on these occasions, and we praise the Lord for every opportunity to witness for Him in this way.

Our family was invited to spend a week in Germany during August where I was a camp meeting speaker and seminar presenter. There was much interest expressed in my “Victor J. Adamson” ministry. In fact, plans are being made to translate my book into German, because the need in Germany is so great. We had an unscheduled seminar there one day for more direct conversation, questions and answers regarding the issue of my own preconversion past. After 3 1/2 hours, we had to finally bring it to a conclusion because we had run into supper time. So, I know there is a need for what I have to share regarding reaching the “unchangeables”, and I pray that the Lord will continue to enable me to be effective in this branch of outreach.

Out of that experience have come invitations to return to Germany and Sweden in April to do further work at individual churches in Munich, Nuremburg, Cologne, as well as in Sweden. In March I will be traveling with my marimba to Ireland for a weeklong concert tour along with Oklahoma Academy. Revelation 12:11 tells us that we overcome the accuser of the brethren “by the blood of the Lamb and the word of [our] testimony.” I am, therefore, thrilled with every opportunity to share my story of the healing, restoration, and transformation Jesus has wrought in my life.

I must acknowledge, however, that this past year has been a real financial challenge in meeting our ministry and family obligations. We have been struggling to carry on and want you to know how grateful we are to each of you whom the Lord has impressed to help us in our ministry endeavors. And I would like to share with you one item of great inspiration and encouragement to us which I think you will find interesting.

Another Brand Plucked from the Burning: In October we attended the homecoming weekend at our old high school, Little Creek Academy. One of the alumni couples that attended brought with them a great surprise for us.

Grant and Yolanda Goodge have been involved with prison ministry for a number of years in the Asheville, North Carolina area. One of the young men they had been working with for some time had, on his own, studied his way into the Seventh-day Adventist faith to a great extent. Through their study with him, he acknowledged all the tenents of our faith, but he just was not able to make a decision for the Lord for some reason.

One day as Grant and Yolanda were leaving their home for the Bible Study, Yolanda picked up the DVD, Compassion Without Compromise”, (the series I had done with Shawn Boonstra for the “It Is Written” television broadcast), thinking that perhaps it would be of interest to the inmates with whom they were studying. Carl later confessed to them that this DVD gave him the courage he needed to take a stand for the Lord. He opened up to them and shared with them the struggle he had been going through all his life since being brought up as a victim of child molestation, abuse, pornography and prostitution. He had felt that he could never be changed up to that point. They then gave him my book, “That Kind Can Never Change! Can They…?”

Carl was so thrilled to learn that change was possible for his “kind” that he made his decision and gave his heart to the Lord. He was recently released from prison, needing no probation, and prepared for baptism. One week before the high school homecoming, Carl was preaching in the local church in North Carolina. He was introduced as not being a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but if the congregation would come back for the second service he would be a member. He was baptized between services.

Upon hearing about the high school homecoming and learning that I would be one of the speakers there, Carl asked if he could come. And so he did, as a guest of Grant and Yolanda. We had a great time getting to know each other. His testimony underscored the theme of my message for the day, so at the end I invited him and his friends up to be introduced to the congregation. Together we gave him a warm Little Creek Academy welcome into the Seventh-day Adventist family.

Friends, this is what it is all about ‚€“ winning souls to Jesus Christ. If the sins of our past can be confessed, repented of, and forsaken, and our testimonies can be used to God‚€™s glory and to the salvation of other souls, then let us not be silent! The Psalmist says, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” (Ps. 107:2) I praise God that He can use me in some small way to point others to victory in Jesus.

Through our web site ministry,, we are reaching out to such souls around the world. My method is to point them to the Word of God for the answers to their questions, for there is power in the Word ‚€“ convicting, inspiring, encouraging, transforming power. And it is thrilling to hear from people around the world one story of victory after another. Our God is truly mighty to save, the “whosoevers”, from “whatsoever”, even to the uttermost.

Thank you so much for your part in making this ministry available to the “unchangeables” out there. So many people are on the edge of the precipice of despair and hopelessness. We must continue to reach out to them with our message of hope.

The Narrow Way Ministry continues to support Bible Workers and pastors in Romania, and we are grateful for your help in doing this work. Some of you have been so generous also in helping support our Radio Ministry on KCGS. A few weeks ago one of the local pastors who broadcasts on our radio station walked into our prayer meeting and spent the evening with us. Afterwards in conversation he stated that he was in agreement with about 99% of our beliefs.

Last Sabbath we had two Baptist visitors from the community who have been listening to our radio broadcasts. They spent the day with our church family, and as they were leaving after lunch they requested literature that could tell them more about Seventh-day Adventist beliefs.

Not long ago we had a family of 8 drive more than an hour to visit our church having been listening to our radio broadcasts for over 9 years. The Lord continues to water the seed we are sowing broadcast through radio.

As stated above, it has been a real blessing to us to see some of you as we travel around the country with our message and music concerts and opportunities. We want to continue making ourselves available to share Jesus and the message of His transforming power where ever there is opportunity.

Please keep The Narrow Way Ministry in your prayers. Without going into detail, suffice it to say, we continue to go through the fire of tests and trials and challenges that sometimes seem to overwhelm us. But we take courage in the words of 1 Peter 4:12,13 ‚€“ “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”

And we want to encourage you with the same passage. God is good, and He will not fail you as you go forward in the face of your fiery trials from day to day.

Again, thank you so much for your interest and prayers and support of The Narrow Way Ministry. You are very important to us in our work for Jesus!

May God continue to lead you along “the narrow way which leadeth unto life”…,

Ron Woolsey

Upcoming Events: In January, look for our interviews with Jackie Tucker on “The Quiet Hour”, in which Claudia and I both share in several episodes our testimony.

Also in January, I will be filming a program with Cheri Peters on 3ABN.

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“Moving Beyond Love & Acceptance ‚€“ Part II”

First “The Burden”, now “The Joy”

In this two-part presentation I am sharing with you both a burden and a joy that has been on my heart of late. A burden that we the church may be tending in a dangerous direction on a vital issue. A joy that in God’s Word we are given direct counsel to steer us back on course and to keep us in His right path.

In Part I of this presentation in the last newsletter I dealt primarily with the burden…, the message of “Cheap Love and Acceptance” that is creeping into our church, in light of the genuine Biblical counterpart.

In Part II, I will be dealing with the joy…, Looking Beyond Love and Acceptance to the next vital step in the plan of Salvation.

Be Ye Transformed

ROMANS 12:1,2 ‚€“ “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

The apostle Paul is here pleading with us that we not allow our natural tendencies and human natures to rule over our minds, our wills, and to dictate our behavior. He is calling us to come out from the world and to separate ourselves from every unclean thought and unholy practice, patterning our lives after all that is good, acceptable, and in perfect harmony with the will of God. God calls for restraint in His children, control over our passions, and a higher standard than that of the world.

Paul calls this our “reasonable service”, and surely this is consistent with our reasonable God Who Himself invites us to “Come now, let us reason together…” (Isa. 1:18)

And John advises, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” (1 John5:3)

What does it mean, “be ye transformed” ?

It means to be born again. Jesus said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)

Now notice these profound words of counsel from 2 Cor. 5:17 along with its commentary:

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Commentary: The old ways, the hereditary tendencies, the former habits, must be given up… The new birth consists in having new motives, new tastes, new tendencies. …When men who claim to be Christians retain all their natural defects of character and disposition…They have not been born again.” (RH 4/12/1892)

“God makes no compromise with sin. A genuine conversion changes hereditary and cultivated tendencies to wrong.” (Letter 105, 1893)

“The patchwork religion is not of the least value with God. He requires the whole heart. No part of it is to be reserved for the development of hereditary or cultivated tendencies to evil.” (Letter 31a,1894)

I have to tell you, friends, that I get excited when I read such a plain “Thus saith the Lord.” There is no guess work here. We either accept it and run with it, or we reject it and attempt to explain it all away.

“Be ye transformed.” HOW…?

1) By the renewing of your mind

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5)

“God does not force any man into his service. Every soul must decide for himself whether or not he will fall on the Rock and be broken. Heaven has been amazed to see the spiritual stupidity that has prevailed. You need individually to open your proud hearts to the Spirit of God. You need to have your intellectual ability sanctified to the service of God. The transforming power of Godmust be upon you, that your minds may be renewed by the Holy Spirit, that you may have the mind that was in Christ.” (RH 12/24/89); Ye Shall Receive Power, June 1995)

2) By Loving Truth: Many perish “because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)

“Truth as it is in Jesus exercises a transforming influence upon the minds of its receivers. …Those who have a living connection with God know that divinity works through humanity.” (RH 1/21/96)

3) There is Power in the Word: “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded,and it stood fast.” (Psalm 33:6,9) So, study God’s word.

2 Timothy 3:16,17 ‚€“ “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

Psalm 119:9,11 ‚€“ “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word… Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (See also vss. 12-18)

4) Receive Him, Truth: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12)

Why do we need “power” to become the sons of God…?

Christians the world over acknowledge this answer, in song:

Would you be free from your burden of sin? There’s power in the blood, power in the blood
Would you o’er evil a victory win?
There’s wonderful power in the blood
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb

Also, I was sinking deep in sin,
far from the peaceful shore
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more
But the Master of the Sea, heard my despairing cry
From the waters (of sin) lifted me, now safe am I
…When nothing else could help, love lifted me

In John 3:16 we read, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son…”

Yes, He loved the entire populated world, and gave his only begotten son to redeem the entire populated world, to save the entire populated world, to save them from their sins. He provided salvation to all, which means that He also accepted all to be saved from their sins.

Then how can any be lost? Condemned? Resurrected to damnation? Cast into the lake of fire prepared for the devil and his angels?

Dare I say it? God’s love is not enough… God’s love and acceptance is not enough? Therefore, love and acceptance on the part of His people towards those in bondage to sin also is insufficient to save the lost. But I must quickly add, it is a very necessary ingredient. “Love and Acceptance” towards the downtrodden and the outcast are absolutely imperative in the redemption process. But without the teaching of the transforming power of God, “love and acceptance” only leads one to a false sense of security in Jesus, an empty gospel that is not really good news at all to one who has Genesis 3:15 in his heart. The sin-sick soul who has been led by the Holy Spirit to have enmity in his heart toward his besetting sin will be turned away from God in despair and hopelessness if he is only “loved and accepted” as he is.

An ALLEGORY: Suppose you are homeless…, and someone from the local church finds you out on the street in the middle of winter. He befriends you and spends time with you every Saturday, perhaps about 2 and 1/2 hours, and perhaps 1 hour here and there on a Wednesday evening. He tells you that he loves you and accepts you, and even brings you lunch, and perhaps a blanket. As your relationship grows, he tells you that he wants to adopt you into his family. He goes so far as to even take legal action to do so, bringing you all the legal papers one Saturday. For 2 and 1/2 hours you sit and go over the documents and even celebrate the adoption with a special lunch that Saturday and a bottle of sparkling apple cider.

At the end of the 2 and 1/2 hours, like right at 12:00 noon, he looks at his watch as if noticing that his time is up. He has a quick prayer with you, then shakes your hand and retreats to his late model SUV and drives away to his plush home in the suburbs. “I‚€™ll see you next Saturday, same time, same place,” he calls back.

And so it is. You have been “loved and accepted.” Yes, right where you are. You have been “loved and accepted” and left where you were found. Do you feel adopted…? Do you feel truly “loved and accepted…?” Is your relationship with the one who has adopted you a meaningful one that you will cherish?

Why! Of course not! You feel mocked, frustrated, and more helpless and hopeless than ever! Why? Because if this is a demonstration of “love and acceptance”, then who needs it? The whole purpose of adoption is for one to be given a new life! A second chance! To, spiritually speaking, be born again!

One can be loved and accepted into a complacency that leads to destruction.

Biblically, “Adoption” seems to suggest a newness of life ‚€“ transformation. Notice the following:

“And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29)

“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature …” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. And if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Romans 8:14-17) similar to (Galatians 4:4-9)

Ephesians 1:3-9 uses these terms: “…adopted…accepted in the beloved …redemption… forgiveness… Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.”

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. …Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:3,6)

“He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” (Revelation 21:7)

Overcometh what?

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4,5)

“I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one.” (1 John 2:13)

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

“As you confess before men and women your confidence in the Lord, additional strength is imparted to you.” (MS 116, 1902) Just as we are told in Revelation 12:11… These references, and many others like them, are introducing God’s children to His transforming power.

I remember once being invited by friends of mine to an SDA church service in Loma Linda, CA. The sermon was by a woman professor from the university, and her topic was about the love of God for Gays. My heart was really stirred, and I was moved to tears hearing that God loved me, even as the degenerate I was. But I did not feel set free from the penalty of sin, nor from sin itself. I had no assurance of salvation. It felt good to hear that I was loved. But it also made me feel even deeper the pain of knowing that I was living a life that hurt the One who loved me so much. I appreciated being loved while in my bondage. And that realization did stir tender thoughts in my heart towards Jesus, actually giving me a longing in my heart for Him. But I still felt separated from Him because of my addictive life of sin.

You see, friends, all the love in the world did not free me from having to face the “mirror” of the law of God if I wanted to be accepted by Him, if I wanted to feel comfortable in His presence. Let’s consider this principle briefly:

The Law of God ‚€“ A Mirror: “The faithful mirror which would reveal the defects in the character is neglected; therefore deformity and sin exist, and are apparent to others, if not understood by those who are in fault. The hateful sin of selfishness exists to a great degree, even in some who profess to be devoted to the work of God. If they would compare their character with his requirements, especially with the great standard, his holy, just, and good law, they would ascertain, if earnest, honest searchers, that they are fearfully wanting. But some are not willing to look far enough or deep enough to see the depravity of their own hearts. They are wanting in very many respects; yet they remain in willing ignorance of their guilt, and are so intent upon caring for their own interests that God has no care for them. Some are not naturally devotional, and therefore should encourage and cultivate a habit of close examination of their own lives and motives, and should especially cherish a love for religious exercises and for secret prayer.” (Gospel Workers 92)

“If we indeed have the truth for these last days, it must be carried to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. Erelong the living and the dead are to be judged according to the deeds done in the body, and the law of God is the standard by which they are to be tested. Then they must now be warned; God’s holy law must be vindicated, and held up before them as a mirror.” (Counsels on Stewardship, 39)

“The first step in reconciliation to God is the conviction of sin… ‘By the law is the knowledge of sin’ (Rom 3:20) In order to see his guilt, the sinner must test his character by God’s great standard of righteousness. It is a mirror which shows the perfection of a righteous character and enables him to discern the defects of his own. The law reveals to man his sin…. It declares that death is the portion of the transgressor. The gospel of Christ alone can free him from the condemnation or the defilement of sin. He must exercise repentance toward God, whose law has been transgressed; and faith in Christ, his atoning sacrifice….” (God‚€™s Amazing Grace, 20)

“If the minister would meet the approval of his Lord, he must labor with fidelity to present every man perfect in Christ. He should not, in his manner of labor, carry the impression that it is of little consequence whether men do or do not accept the truth and practice true godliness; but the faithfulness and self-sacrifice manifested in his life should be such as to convince the sinner that eternal interests are at stake, and that his soul is in peril unless he responds to the earnest labor put forth in his behalf. Those who have been brought from error and darkness to truth and light have great changes to make, and unless the necessity of thorough reform is pressed home upon the conscience, they will be like the man who looked into the mirror, the law of God, and discovered the defects in his moral character, but went away and forgot what manner of man he was. The mind must be kept awake to a sense of responsibility, or it will settle back into a state of even more careless inattention than before it was aroused.” (Gospel Workers 16, 1892)

“We are to examine our character in God’s mirror, his holy law, to detect our errors and imperfections, and then to remove them by the precious blood of Christ.” (GW92 427.2)

“In former days the pulpit was an echo of the voice of conscience… Our most illustrious preachers gave…prominence to the law, its precepts, and its threatenings. They repeated the two great maxims, that the law is a transcript of the divine perfections, and that a man who does not love the law does not love the gospel for the law, as well as the gospel, is a mirror reflecting the true character of God. [In reference to the lowering of the standards of piety in the church…] This peril leads to another, that of underrating the evil of sin, the extent of it, the demerit of it. In proportion to the rightfulness of the commandment is the wrongfulness of disobeying it.” (GC88 465.2)

** So much is being said these days about how the church does not make homosexuals, and other types of sinners, feel welcomed, loved, and accepted. In other words, we are not to draw anyone’s attention to the “Mirror” of God’s law, for “that leaves him or her feeling guilty, unworthy, in need of change of heart and behavior. That is unkind, unloving, unaccepting, condemning, being judgmental,” etc.

But any church that believes in the law of God, teaches and preaches man’s accountability to that law of God, and will be bringing every sinner’s attention to the fact that we all must face the “mirror” of God’s law. That is a true message of true love.

Jesus died on the cross because the law of God could not be ignored, or done away with. One cannot possibly truly “behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world” and not acknowledge that it was man’s behavior of transgressing the law of God that put Jesus on that cross.

When I felt truly loved and accepted by Jesus, and by Christians, I found myself wanting freedom from my guilt and shame, freedom from my bondage to sin, power to become a son of God, power to become like Jesus in thought, in word, and in behavior.

I truly believe that the best way we Christians can show open sinners Godly love and acceptance, (including homosexuals and those living together outside of matrimony), is the same way that Jesus did. In love and compassion we show the homosexual and the adulterer his need of a Saviour from his lifestyle of sin. We show him how to “let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” We teach him how to “[bring] into captivity every thought…” We lead him to realize that there is power in the Word, redeeming power, transforming power. We introduce him to the Creator God Who has that power, for “by the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth, for He spake and it was done, He commanded and it stood fast.” We lead him to “being confident of this very thing, that he that began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

Another thought about being loved: Being loved should generate reciprocal love. The One loving us rightfully desires and expects reciprocal love. And Jesus says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Jesus Himself uses the measure of our adherence to the law of God as a litmus test of our love to Him.

Another thought about being accepted: Acceptance expects/requires performance. To be accepted into a club, a school, the armed services, employment, etc., all require performance. To be accepted into the church of God, likewise requires performance, lives of service, and lives of obedience to the Man in charge. We have a job description. It is spelled out in God’s word, and in His law.

“Higher than the highest thought can reach is God’s ideal for His children. Godliness—godlikeness—is the goal to be reached.” (Ed. 18,19)

“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.” (1 Cor. 2:9)

“‘Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works.’ The first works, when the love of God was pervading the soul with its energizing, transforming power ‚€”how simple was the faith, how trustful the confidence in the Lord, how precious the name of Jesus! His love melted and subdued the proud heart. The knocking of Jesus at the door of the heart met a heart‚€™s response in opening and welcoming the heavenly Guest.” (Misc Collections, 1888-EGW Materials, Ch 82, p. 666)

“Genuine faith is followed by love ‚€”love that is manifested in the home, in society, and in all the relations of life‚€”love which…lifts us above the disagreeable trifles that Satan places in our way to annoy us. And love will be followed by obedience. All the powers and the passions of the converted person are brought under the control of Christ. His Spirit is a renewing power, transforming to the divine image all who will receive it.

“To become a disciple of Christ is to deny self, and follow Jesus through evil as well as through good report. It is to close the door to pride, envy, doubt, and other sins, and thus shut out strife, hatred, and every evil work. It is to welcome into our hearts Jesus, the meek and lowly one, who is seeking admittance as our guest….

“Jesus is a pattern for humanity, complete, perfect. He proposes to make us like Himself‚€”true in every purpose, feeling, and thought‚€”true in heart, soul, and life. The man or woman who cherishes the most of the love of Christ in the soul, who reflects the image of Christ most perfectly, is, in the sight of God, the truest, most noble, and most honorable person…” (Signs of the Times, July 14, 1887.)

“It is the specified work of the Comforter to transform us. At times it is hard for us to submit to the purifying, refining process. But this we must do if we would be saved at last.” (Letter 139, 1903)

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1,2)

It is my prayer that we as God’s children and ambassadors not fail the sin-sick souls that come into our midst. Let us truly love and accept them, but go the distance by also leading them to a saving knowledge of the all-sufficient transforming power (Grace) of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen!