Since I’m studying theology at a liberal Protestant university here in Colombia, I dare myself to explode all of my misadventures in the college I am enrolled.
I got fascination about a course in my theology degree which is called “Practice I”, and the best of is that I made my practices at my IFB church! If you ask, why my Independent Baptist (IFB) church is partnering with a Presbyterian university that is liberal in nature? Well, probably somebody with a bible will give me a verse that is against ecumenism (e.g.: Amos 3:3). But, my cause is anything else than interdenominational (that is different from the ecumenical movement), clearly that this proposal is evangelical meanwhile ecumenism is just like interfaith dialogues thereof. So, there is no any explanation.
As you don’t know, there are many para church organizations, that is, Christian businesses working for the Local church, in other words. Para church organizations tend to attend the local church in a specific situation. We can see lots of examples, that vary a lot depending on the issue a church is being faced.
Back to the theme again, I began to upload some videos to the Rumble platform (those videos are, in fact, subtitled in English!), And they are my practicing sermons that I were teaching at my church during the fifth semester of my degree. I linked also my website (maybe you are here for the YouTube or Rumble links). But I must assert that I am pleased that you are visiting on my website and navigating through the website. In the same way, you can see I am offering to you English-to-Spanish translation services that vary depending on your budget and the kind of work you offer. I also give all Christian advice you wouldn’t every get anywhere, any less in a “professional” counseling scheme. But that’s not at all, ’cause I’m not a professional yet, but an in-formation professional. I don’t know what your situation will be, but I will make sure that you will get all the satisfaction you’ll need!
In other words, I study two things: I am majoring in Theology in a Presbyterian university, and minoring in English at an informal languages institute. That’s it!
Back to the theme, it was amazing to make my college practices at my Independent Baptist church! Feeling so encouraged, my local pastor (who is originally from Cartagena (Colombia) and an alumnus of a Puerto Rican bible institute) felt so joyful that he was willing to step forward my college degree practices with him.
Even though there were several difficulties to make my practices, the Lord did His will and put on the specific time to do my college practices: On Saturdays and Wednesdays. What happens is that every single Saturday, my local church congregants lead by the pastor go to preach the Gospel on the streets, and behold, attach some pictures from it:
People here in Barranquilla (Colombia), have their hearts endured, but not only here in Barranquilla, but also in Bogotá (Colombia’s capital), where they also deliver witchcraft brochures (and imagine, the culture of the Andean region of Colombia is associated with witchcraft (I say this because on the bridge from the locality I lived in there, witchcraft-associated men delivered brochures and people were willing to that!)). Fortunately, here in Barranquilla, there are not those people that indeed deliver that; but I am convinced that I’m doing the correct thing that is indeed associated with my religious beliefs. I want also to share with you some Bible verses that I used during my college practices: I mostly used verses from the Book of Proverbs, mostly used a book from prominent pastor Kevin Swanson, the volume 1 of the Book of Proverbs study series. Believe it or not, it was a blessing for me to learn a lot inside these practices! You can see some of my sermons here in this link
As you don’t know, it was something beautiful but hard at the time, because I needed to pay for transport, food, between other expenses. So if you think pastors gave luxury homes, cars and everything else? Well, I must assert you that’s NOT OK. Being a pastor, a minister or even a missionary is not how it’s painted by the media or the internet, pastors deserve more than that my beloved siblings in Christ. One lesson that was taught to me in the movie “Hector El Father: Conocerás la verdad” (which is available on Netflix), when the ex-singer of reggaeton donate an exaggerated amount of money to a church, the pastor says to him that he doesn’t need that but for him to convert into Christ! Unexplainable, that’s the truth. While many pastors demand for tithe, some pastors (included those of my denomination) do not demand for money, they demand for the Personal Salvation of the person. All of it depends on the culture in which a church is involved, a country, a society, etcetera. While societies and governments attack the church, the church is the bride of the Lord.
Afterwards, doing my college practices within my church grants a strong agreement between my university and my church was something very available. In the beginning, I just imagined that the RUC were reformed by the coming of some U.S. based Christian non-profits (particularly, these Christian non-profits were predominantly conservative and didn’t accord with my university’s theological ideology). So, trying to reach out to my university’s international affairs office many times, I got frustration because there were times the in-charge person was unavailable since last year wasn’t something discouraged, because I understood that every university’s international affairs offices’ in-charge-persons change varying and depending on the policies of the university here in Colombia, so it was hard. Apart from my university being a “Christian” university, it was not the supposed to be a biblical Christian university. However, and when the Constitutional Court of Colombia legalized abortion until the 24th week, I got impact when the university’s directives stood for life, and even more, my university’s chaplain. The summary? The Presbyterian Church of Colombia (a mainline Protestant denomination in Colombia), even though it had strong ties with the progressive Presbyterian Church (USA), and with even ties to the World Council of Churches (WCC), it had a strong stance against abortion and euthanasia. So, I was in a good path to reform my university’s theological ideology (even though my paternal cousin (who declares as agnostic) wasn’t interested in that). So, giving pulse and going forward with my project, I had the braveness that my IFB church got involved with my Practice I program. Even more, I had finally made an appointment with the coordinator of the International Affairs Relations’ office, and he told me that this year (2022), the Reformed University of Colombia was not focused in doing more agreements with other universities neither of the organizations related to the program of theology due to its 20 years anniversary. That was so sad in a side, but on the positive side, It was very enriching for me. In what way? In the sense that I could reform my university’s ideology with my IFB church participation in my theology program’s Practice I subject. You can see the BTh degree program’s full curriculum here.
It was also enriching in the sense of studying the Word of God more deeply, and even though I lack of reading, and I am lack of literature, that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t have any knowledge above the readings, the classwork, etcetera. Every single preaching service, in fact, was enriching me with the Bible reading! For the most parts of evangelism down the streets, I used Hebrews 1; and some Bible verses that were useful for the soul-winning ministry among my Independent Baptist church.
Now, talking about Soul-Winning ministry, I dedicated most of my part to the Soul winning ministry of my church (as you know, every Protestant church has a Soul Winning ministry, and not only Protestants, but also Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses) every Saturday beginning at 1:40 PM (BGT), because it was the only ministry I was very interested in, because I was involved in a youth camp, in a youth ministry in Bogotá (Colombia’s capital city), and even in Sunday School. But, honestly, I was in my teenage years, and one of my restrained interests was with a cartoon or animated series which I must annoy it because it prejudiced me the most during my schooling years (In fact, both in Bogotá and here in Barranquilla, school was not my favorite place to be). So, don’t demand more from what I give…
Otherwise, I offer pastoral counseling to you as a service on the “Services” tab. However, I cannot guarantee I am an expert in this area, because I am in the middle of the theology degree, but I can give you some advice based on Holy Scriptures. I can also help you in the Soul-Winning ministry if you wish.
Furthermore, my desire that my IFB church partnered with a liberal Presbyterian university has its traces from a long time. When I lived in Bogotá, some Christian archeologists came to Barranquilla in order to make a presentation based on Creation v. Evolution theory. Sadly, and even though it was a success for the schools, several universities here in Barranquilla disapproved presentations of the aforementioned Christian archeologists and between those universities was included the Reformed University of Colombia (my university). In fact, I could witness the theological liberalism boarding inside my university, and mostly, in the 2020 United States presidential elections. In February 2020, there came a delegation from the liberal Presbyterian Church (USA), to give a conference, and even though they became friends of mine, during the 2020 elections, and when the Mr. Trump lost the election, I realized about the progressive theology among them, and I got most frustration above. So, I witnessed theological liberalism inside my university, realizing that the university had ties with the anti-archeological theology (that witness with the theological ideology), and progressive ideas (the Liberation Theology). So, in the fourth semester, I decided to test them in order to open their eyes and realize my idealism from what I wanted for them. The results?, I was losing academically my university, my mother cried a lot and I suffered on my mind, not only because of the professors’ strong behavior but also for my high school philosophy teacher who told me “You are wasting time writing a letter to the Pope, and I see you so serious” “You have a strong obsession with religion, and that will not get you to work”. Yeah, as told before, school was not my favorite place to be, instead, it was the worst place to be for me as an autistic and as a person! I am convinced that in the U.S. public school system, public school teachers are indeed the same as my high school philosophy teacher is if I’m wrong, right? Fortunately, I passed along the fourth semester.
Initially, I was going to major in English at the same university I am enrolled at. But, when I revised the semester curriculum, I disappointed because it was an all-school-college-degree, it was to get a license as a teacher. So, having experience both in Bogotá and here in Barranquilla, I decided to choose theology, because I was with that idea since 2017 when I picked up my eyes for the first time to the Reformed University of Colombia while on vacation in Barranquilla. I was in the good path in order to reform my university’s theological ideology.
In the meantime, my pastor and I used to visit older adherents of my church’s houses, and one Sunday, those brethren came to the church!. So, it wasn’t a waste of time at all. In the contrary, we reached back those people to the church. So, this is not a matter of religion, but a matter of humanity that people attend church. In the same way, I learned a lot through this experience. In fact, listening to other brothers teaching the Holy Scriptures made me learn much more indeed. We visited a brother called Jeremías, who was indeed an older brother who sought to attend my IFB church during my living in Bogotá, whose wife died unfortunately, but suddenly after, he came back to the church thanks to the visit I made with my pastor. One must listen to the people who suffer and needs counseling, and one of the subject within my Practice I subject was “Visit to sick people”, and I was so impacted about Bro. Jeremías who was in need of Christian counseling. This day was specifically on Saturday, April 02, 2022, and though I don’t have any photos on my phone, I am explaining this with my own words.
One of the other Practices I had been doing with my church pastor was looking for information about the Autism population here in Colombia. Although we didn’t reach out enough information, we interviewed a lawyer whose daughter is on the spectrum too. She was presented to me virtually from a college classmate (which is helping me out with my investigative project on autism and faith communities), then we got at least two encounters: The first one was casually at her worksite, when I got the impression to see her along with my church pastor (that was indeed something casual among myself, my pastor and that attorney), she gave us all the information about the spectrum and the population. The second meeting, was at a very famous bakery herein my city, we interviewed that lawyer and with all her politeness, we caught the information.
But, what was the plan for all of this: We were looking for the autism population in order to evangelize them and give them the Salvation Plan! That was the intention I had been having when I saw that the subject I was enrolling at was Practice I! The goal is simple, and was to evangelize the autism community beginning from my local city in Colombia.
Unfortunately, I have been cringed by the rejection and exclusion of autistic people from the church (Talking about my Protestant perspective, because here in Colombia, people on the spectrum tend to attend Roman Catholic Churches in an exaggerated amount); however, my Baptist church pastor wanted his Sheppard church to be an “inclusive church”. He said to me: “The Lord will use you from a unique way”. The sad fact, that is, evangelicalism and Protestantism in general, here in Colombia, is stereotyped as a “Faith Bank”. The issue?, Romans 2:24 explains it, letting you in blank!:
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. Romans 2:24 KJV
In the coming days, weeks, and months, I will still publish here about the experience I had because this website is like my worksite. Such is to say that I earn my own salary from my own website. Even though I am looking for an English job here in Colombia (bilingualism is gaining much demand here), I want to earn my own money without any commissions, and even though my parents are able to afford my studies, I want also to pay them.
My name is Angello Forero, and I am at your service here in Colombia.Biblical Christianity, Entrepreneur young man, Evangelicalism and Autism, Independent Baptist, Independent Fundamental Baptist, Latin American Church Renewal, Latin American Confessing Movement, Sin categoría
This week, I delivered a project of mine to the Office of Interinstitutional and International Relations of my university (As told in the post about IFB churches, I want to contribute so much to my university and country), and also postulated to the university research office to make a research project about Autism and Faith Communities. Beside of this, I began classes on Friday, so if you are a prayer warrior, you must pray so the Good Lord guides my academic way, my college works, as well as for the two projects I have for my university.
But, what is the fact about delivering a project to the Office of Interinstitutional and International Relations?, well, that’s a good question, as the title of this entrance says: The Latin American Confessing Movement/Latin American Church Renewal Initiative.
There is not so much information about the Confessing Movement (do not confuse with the German Confessing Church of Dietrich Bonhoeffer) circulating on the internet, social media. However, a 2007 Wikipedia article says a little about this conservative Christian movement, that is the project I have sent to the OIIR:
“The Confessing Movement is a lay-led conservative Christian movement that opposes the influence of liberalism and progressivism within several mainline Protestant denominations and seeks to return to its orthodox doctrine”1
Even though the project is called “International Alliances and Agreements [the name of the university will remain anonymous]”, the project is also called “Latin American Church Renewal/Latin American Confessing Movement”. But sir, what do you want to reach with an initiative that is as unusual as it is?, that’s a good question to make me when contacting me, so I would need counsels and advices when contacting me.
As you noted, the U.S. conservatism differs very much from the Colombian and Latin American conservatism, and I feel so identified with the U.S. right-wing politics, wanting to bring those ideals to my country’s conservative values. But sadly, the right in here is corrupt, and even more, disrespecting to the people. Protests amongst Colombians are very common, and most of all, you may have heard about the so-called “Paro Nacional”, that was due to a tax reform imposed by the president of my country that sought to increase the taxes and IVA to the familiar basket to specifically fund buildings, schools and infraestructure, however, there was a misunderstanding from the Colombians that incited to protest against the “Reforma Tributraria”. As the same way, there are Christian churches with liberal ties as well as those with conservative ties; and Protestant churches tend to be more liberal thanks to the Liberal Theologia, and is that in Latin America, there exist the Liberation Theology, a theology working for the poor (or social gospel in the U.S.). All that said, I dare myself to be involved within the Confessing Movement and create the Latin American Confessing Movement.
The LACM is perhaps the Latin America chapter of the American Confessing Movement, but not, it is not, even though the confessing movement is similar to this drafted movement. There are indeed conservative churches inside denominations affiliated with the World Council of Churches (my university is ecumenical in nature). Unfortunately, Christian universities of this type tend to be more liberal in the Latin American sense. As Latin America was a region characterized by the conservative Catholic branch of theology, so Protestant universities tend to be liberal. As a matter of fact, there exist small bible institutes and local bible institutes affiliated with a certain branch of Christianity (I exclude Catholic seminaries because there are many of them here), and insist that the Catholic Church (as most of the evangelical churches are anti-Catholic) has been infiltrated to the public higher education as well. But I must assume that there should be an evangelical movement within the Latin American Protestant churches.
The LACM/LACR is more than the LA chapter of the Confessing Movement
Having said this, I must assert that there are several churches inside Colombia that tend to be ecumenical, but a few of them are of this type; indeed, there is something differentiated between ecumenism and interdenominationalism.
Wikipedia has defined in a short article about interdenominationalism, is evangelical in nature, while ecumenism is an interfaith movement.
Churches that are ecumenical tend to be leftist, and I am sorry for saying this, that are pro-abortion, and frequently partner with atheist organizations. They also compare biblical Christianity to Christian nationalism (I disagree with this, even though Romans 13 says the opposite). In other words, I am afraid of being sued by the government, to getting trouble within government agencies, and disrespecting government would take me to prison. It is the same for the church, during my school years in Bogotá, I never saw legalism or even the so-called Christian nationalism within my Christian school. To the contrary, I saw some students that were not my classmates reading Harry Potter (Although the Christian school supposedly banned that kind of literature); some going to the university, and even more, some drinking alcohol after graduating from the school. But wait, that doesn’t mean the legalistic way of a Christian school or even a Baptist church, it depends on the testimony of the believer and disciple. From that is about the Latin American Confessing Movement (but what about a testimonialistic movement within Christianity), so you know now what’s going to be the LACM aside of being the regional chapter of the Confessing Movement!
Well, I would love to make a bible study regarding the Confessing Movement, but I lack of literature, not only the Bible, but general literature. Some conservative theologians tend to be open-minded, but some are extremist. I am not that kind of person, So a serious bible study about my movement will be linked to the “Projects and writings” tab.
Back to the focus, I want to bring the Confessing Movement to Latin America, and convert my university’s theology program into the Latin America Confessing Movement’s headquarters.
Hey there everyone!,
Here I am with another post that will likely be loved by you my dearest visitors. Especially those who live in Protestant countries like the U.S, or even Hungary, I estimate so much of your following.
The theme I want to talk about today is specifically about being an Independent Baptist young man living in a mostly Roman Catholic country. I mean Colombia, maybe Colombia is a country that is known for the Encanto movie from Disney, for its coffee or even for the most beautiful women in the world. It must be said that inside all of this culture, Colombia has a very religious population, that is undoubtedly true.
But giving the Salvation Plan is nothing easy. Myself, trying to evangelize or trying to independently involve in the soul winning ministry, it is hard for me (and even more that I am an autistic) to bring people to the Baptist Church (my denomination). Now, I am an open-minded man who is open to all types of faith, but let me be clear, I do not mean to have a sincere open mind, because I am strengthening that, because having an open mind is something delicate.
So, in this order of ideas, I am writing about my experience in this kind of Protestant churches (I must consider that Baptist Churches are explicitly Protestants, so a long-view of reformers will be given in this website. But, if you prefer not to discuss this topic, just pass it on.)
First, being an Independent Baptist from a country, far, far Catholic is nothing easy, because Colombia was a confessional state until the Constitution of 1991. However, I must say that despite my country’s strong Catholic Church-influenced culture, it is on the underdevelopment, the Colombian Peso cost lower if I am not wrong, but it has a biodiverse ecosystem that divides my country into great lakes, rivers, and magical realism made by the way.
Let me tell you that I was taught unexplainable in a fundamentalist Christian school in Bogotá, Colombia (Bogotá is indeed Colombia’s capital), because after finishing pre-school in a Cundinamarca department’s municipality, I enrolled in a disability foundation (As I told you before, I am an Asperger Syndrome-diagnosed young man), where I remained for along four years. Finding a school in my country’s capital was not easy. My mother had just come to the city after living in such a municipality in the department of Cundinamarca along with a dad (who was a police sub-officer working in Barranquilla (my native city), and was required to move to the Cundinamarca department). Even though they were not easy for my mother to adapt into a different society and culture within Bogotá, my childhood was beautiful; I didn’t know what Autism meant yet because I was an innocent boy, but I could say I behaved something abnormal because it is typical a normal tantrum among children, but mine tantrums were unhanding! My maternal grandmother (who has lived with me all of this time instead of my paternal one) suffered so much and lived inside of embarrassments because of my tantrums, but well, that was my life!
I moved back to Barranquilla (Colombia) on November 24th, 2017 after living at least fourteenth years in Bogotá, Colombia. It was during my first moments here in Barranquilla where I got an obsession for religion in an ague manner. In my secular school here in Barranquilla, I made religious homework, and behave so religiously, and even more, I brought two times my Barranquilla church’s pastor to my school, and even more, I drafted letters to Pope Francis (Yes, I did write a letter to Pope Francis and on May 11th, 2020 received a response via email!). In fact, my last years of schooling were not easy, because I was centered on my restrained interests (during that time, it was biblical education in American public secondary schools), I thank God for having graduated from high school in 2019.
I am currently studying theology at the Reformed University of Colombia and one of my goals is to bring out the Confessing Movement to the Latin American mainstream Protestant churches, to write a project on Autism and Faith Communities, so you know, I want to contribute so much to my university. However, that’s not the topic to talk in this blog, and I will post about my projects with the Reformed University of Colombia in another blog.
As explained in the beginning of this blog, soul winning is not as easy as it should be in Colombia. I don’t know if you live in Colombia or even Latin America, but I have never been outside Colombia, so I can’t say something about another latino cultures, but I can’t just contribute to my own country.
Soul-Winning here is very complicated, and even more when you get secular counseling
In 2015, my older paternal cousin got pregnant, and in the fourth month of that same year, she conceived. There is an American missionary in Colombia who I causally met during a Christian youth camp in Bogotá, Colombia, who had a work in the place my cousin lives. Well, in October 2015 I had a vision (well, a vision could be because I can see it as thus, please comment your thinking), and the vision was that the Independent Baptist missionary would teach the Bible to my paternal family as my paternal uncle and aunt (who have twenty-eight years living together) and my deeply Roman Catholic paternal grandmother would be saved and won for Jesus Christ as well as being active members of the Independent Fundamental Baptist church that missionary shepherds (My maternal uncle and aunt, de facto, did it, but latterly they left my local Baptist church here in Barranquilla). However, that vision became broken, I got frustration tormenting more times to my maternal grandmother. In June 2016, my paternal and maternal uncle took me to that church, but insisted the most myself that they “should” attend that church. In those times, I was 15 years old (my teenage years were not as normal as they would be), and fulfilled 16 years old in November of that year. So, what does this mean to me? It was something exaggerated, I deliberated myself, and exaggerations among me were deep. Neither my disability foundation’s secular counseling couldn’t help me because they misunderstood me by the cause that they were also Catholics (so, don’t think Protestant evangelism here in Colombia is easy, I don’t think so).
There exists a question here in Colombia and is a stereotyped perspective to Protestant pastors and churches, and the question is tithing. There exist several Evangelical Christian churches that are indeed megachurches that ask for money in exaggerated amounts, and the mainstream media of my country (which are similar to the U.S. leftist media) report on “Evangelical mafias”, and the social media, do not be told, because several Colombians are disgusted with the Evangelical pastors, but not only with Evangelicals, but also with Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses. As you don’t know, Roman Catholic laypeople here in Colombia are more connected to the liberal ties of culture and society. So, don’t panic, because the Colombian right is tied to communism. Yeah, Colombian Conservatism is very different to American Conservatism as well as to the Hungarian Conservatism/European Conservatism, and even with the Russian Conservatism. The Roman Catholic Church has endured the Colombian Conservatism, and the ideals are connected to Catholicism so much. I have learned so much about the American conservative idealism ultimately, and I feel so identified with the American Right-wing politics (as there are many Independent Baptist churches in that beautiful country), and yes, I have supported Donald J. Trump and his frustration had come to me when he lost the presidency all of this time, and I have differentiated so much the American conservative culture and politics to the Colombian conservative culture and politics, and they are totally different.
Back to the theme, I passed a way along with secular counseling from the people in the foundation I attended since I was a kid, and even with an older man (who, in fact, had liberal thoughts), and they often said to me “Leave them alone, they do not want”, I suffered, cried and frustrated throughout those times. I lived in two ambient: the Christian ambient in the Christian school and in the Baptist church, and the secular/worldly ambient in the disability foundation, as well as with my dad taking me to several places throughout Bogotá. It was pretty hard to me in order to prefer God.
A biblical contribution to my story as an Independent Baptist living in an explicitly Catholic country
I begin this session with this biblical verse:
These words I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be good of cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33 KJV)
The reasons I was troubling with my attempt to win the soul of my paternal family was the matter of John 16:33. Not only that, as an Autistic man, I have possessed obsessions with several themes and people have often misunderstood my themes. Most of all, a cartoon called The Amazing World of Gumball, which theme gotten me in 2012, when I was the first day of fourth grade in school. My interest in religion was due to the birth of my older paternal cousin’s daughter. John 16:13 is a clear example of what could happen to Biblical Christians, and within the context, I will explain with references to two biblical commentaries:
”It is the fundamental condition of Divine life in this world. Christ’s disciples may take that for granted (cf. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 1 Thessalonians 3:4), but the most striking and unique of the true faith is that this sorrow is blended with an inward rapture which transforms it into peace. The blending of fear and love, of law with promise, of righteousness with mercy, of the of sin with that of pardon, of a great peace with a crushing tribulation, is one of the most constant tokens, signs or marks of the mind of Christ”1
“It is very observable how the phrase, ‘In the world ye shall have tribulation’, stands, and is ecompased, before, with these words, ‘that in me ye shall have peace’, and behind, with these ‘be of good cheer’. Believers, of all men, notwithstanding their tribulations, have reason to be of good cheer, since their sins have forgiven, the love of God is shed abroad in their hearts, their redemption draws nigh, and they have hopes of glory; and particularly, because as Christ here says, for their encouragement all the tribulations in the world”2
Within these commentaries to this biblical verse, I am dared to say that Biblical Christians are the most persecuted people in the world, most of all in the Western World. Believe me, being an Independent Baptist within a country, far, far Catholic is not easy, repeat it is not easy. Besides, Independent Baptists are not legalistic (as neither the Bible is this), they want just to help, or instead to have charity with others. So, Independent Baptist are not indeed the most misunderstood Protestants in my country, but also other non-Catholic denominations that are indeed biblical denominations. In this fact, Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses are also persecuted and misunderstood by the Colombian society.
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
(Matthew 4:7 KJV)
Every time I read this verse, the Lord Jesus Christ says to me “Angello, I do not see that you should get…”, sometimes I want to sin, that is to say, sometimes I want to drink alcohol, sometimes I want to get a tattoo, sometimes I want to presume my “sinful” myself on the social media, sometimes dance, sometimes watching porn, etcetera. But the Lord says “Angello, I do not see that you should do that”, and that’s it, I can’t do anything that tempts the Lord. However, I commit other sins that are tempting the Lord: Listening to secular music, watching porn, and do some other things that appear to tempt the Lord. But I have indeed some answers to those sins:
If I am watching porn, I should go to see those women on the social media in person and preach them the Gospel to them as the Lord and His Celestial Hierarchy of spiritual beings appear to those models I watch on social media in a mystical way. I would be pleased to have the Angel’s hand in me, so they mystically say to me how to use the Word of God to preach and show those models His Holy Word (as happened to Brittni de la Mora).
As I am listening to secular music, I should write some Christian songs on my own (obviously, inspired by the Angelic Hierarchy of the Lord), as well as I am dared to use online music makers as I listen to some contemporary Christian singers for inspiration. And even more, to put folkloric and alternative rhythms and melodies to those old Protestant hymns written in the ancient centuries (Such as Martin Luther’s “A mighty fortress is our Lord”, which I am considering to put a Gregorian melodies, rhythms and lyrics as well as to be sang on the Latin language). Using online music makers grants me the facilitation of praising the Highest God.
As you can see, I have indeed some ideas to save me from some sins we often tend to do, and my encouragement is for autistic that feel the Lord is wanting them toAutism, Biblical Christianity, Biblical Theology from an autism perspective, church guy, Evangelical, Evangelicalism and Autism, Independent Baptist
Hey there everyone,
My name is Angello Forero, I live in Colombia, and I am a twenty-one-year-old-young-man with Asperger Syndrome. I am a tech student of English at the Colombian-American Cultural Center. Believe it or not, I have had fun learning about the English language and culture in that institute within my unique city: Barranquilla, considered the “World Golden Door”. My interests as an autistic are religion, politics and creative writing, and they go far beyond arts, music, and sports since they do not satisfy these three interests of mine. So, you must know that this young man has a fallacy, and it’s restrained interests and stereotyped movements.
First, you must consider yourself that the person you are reading on has faced some restrained interests that indeed prejudice himself and his family. However, I always keep calm and carry on as an autistic. I am also a devout Christian that is truly in love with the Bible (even though I do not mention some verses thereof). However, I must say that I can understand a book rather than understanding an audiovisual content stuff. So, this blog is more than a blog itself, it is my workplace! There are in fact several reasons I can’t afford for a book, as I lack of literature.
I would love to read Don Quijote de la Mancha, Oliver Twist, and even more, the cult novel of 1984 from George Orwell, but I just can’t afford for that. I would love to read them on, but I do not have any bucks to do it.
May the Lord bless you, stay tuned to my updates!