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Born: Western Ma. USA, 1981.

Favorite pastor: Dr. Arnold Murray.

Favorite bible scholars: Keil and Delitzsch.

Highschool: Westfield High.

Alma Mater: Umass Dartmouth (UMD).

Hobbies/Interests: Computer-stuff, chemistry, hiking, cooking.

Favorite foods: Nachos, salsa, chili, coffee.

Favorite TV shows: News, In Search of, Modern Marvels.

Favorite movies: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Excalibur (81'), Surviving the Game, Clue, Dune.

Favorite bands: Jacob's Dream, Morphia, Soul Embraced, Schaliach, Synnove, Vardoger, In Vain, Armath Sargon, Vociferor, Opeth, Monotheist, Divine Symphony, Visionaire, Sorrowstorm, Requiem Eternam, From Ashes, Vanguard, Slechtvalk, Wishbone Ash...

"Government: the dose makes the poison"

People who help America: John Stossel, Andrew Napolitano, Chris Wallace, Bernie Goldberg, Megyn Kelly, David Petraeus, Greg Gutfeld, tea-partiers and other patriots.

People who hurt America: George Soros, Keith Olbermann, Rosie O'Donnell, Sean Penn, Janeane Garofalo, Bill Maher, Alec Baldwin, and all America-hating leftists.

Statement of Beliefs

  • I believe that man's natural state is one of delusion and depravity, such that he can only have fellowship with God through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • I don't believe that any particular church, denomination, or group is all good, and another is all bad.
  • I believe that all of man's institutions inherently tend toward corruption, and that churches are no exception to this.
  • I believe that Christians can and will legitimately disagree at times, but that all true Christians will ultimately seek wisdom and resolution from the bible.
  • I believe that the bible has been given to man to preserve a true priesthood that accomplishes his will on earth, namely the salvation of souls.
  • I believe that there is one God, one truth, one reality, and that the bible (above everything else) is the inerrant source of that knowledge.
  • I don't believe that the bible is "open to interpretation". However, to be fruitful, it must be rightly-divided and understood in context.


What is the cup of wrath?

"Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it...And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible" (Isaiah 13.9,11 KJV bible). "But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ" (1st Thessalonians 5.8-9 KJV bible).

Cupofwrath.com is a Christian think-tank ministry.

This ministry works to spread a deeper understanding and knowledge of the bible, through research into difficult biblical subjects. All the writings and materials on this website are based on the intense study of scripture, using proper methods of interpretation. This ministry seeks to maintain the highest possible standards of biblical scholarship, in the sincere belief that the scriptures are from God. Cupofwrath.com is non-denominational, and has no affiliations or motivations other than serving Jesus Christ.

Cupofwrath.com works to help Christians better understand the bible.

We've all heard it before...that the bible is the truth, the Word, and God's divine revelation unto man. Yet, what does it really say? The reality is that the faith of many Christians lacks a scriptural foundation. When you build your faith on something other than the Word (whether it be a tradition, group, church, or pastor) you will be let down. Leaders and institutions are inherently fallible, but the bible is not. When all is said and done, God's Word is the only thing we can fully count on as being authentic, and when combined with faith it is the true rock and shelter from the storm.

Though few will admit it, studying the bible can be a challenging and even intimidating experience. There are endless opinions about what it supposedly says. Too often the ones who claim to know are simply reciting what someone else has told them, not what they have figured out, thus perpetuating lies and half-truths. Confusion is the rule, not the exception, and some are even driven away from the scriptures, becoming themselves skeptics.

But there is one God and one truth, and he is not the author of confusion and babble (which is man's work), but the author of peace, "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints" (1st Corinthians 14.33 KJV bible). The bible can be intimidating and cryptic, but it does reveal its wisdom to those who seek and listen, "Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets...Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you" (Proverbs 1.20,23 KJV bible). God will pour out his wisdom upon those who are receptive to it.

Every group says something different, so how do we know who's right? I'm certainly not infallible, and I don't claim to have every answer, but I do back up what I say with scripture, working to ensure that it is rightly-divided and in context. If you disagree, then prove me wrong, not with what you've been told, but in the scripture. If I am wrong that's fine, and I'm not above being persuaded or changing my mind. What I can promise you is that the bible is for real, and going around pretending to know what it says doesn't count. Jesus is the Living Word, and if you don't even know what the Living Word said and taught, how can you walk around using his name to identify yourself?

Ultimately, this is not about who's right and who's wrong, or trying to diminish some group or denomination. There are faithful and well meaning people in all denominations. This is about what is true, because the bible is your lifeline, sword, armor, and it will validate and parallel your experience as a Christian. Having a working knowledge of scripture is going to get you through, strengthening your soul to pick up your cross and follow Christ. It is written for your well-being, so that you can have an anchor and solid foundation in this world of darkness and despair.

"Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock" (Matthew 7.24-25 KJV bible).



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