About this blog

By the way… is my personal blog. The majority of the posts here will address various aspects of being a Christian ambassador. It will especially address three vital areas in which all of Christ’s ambassadors should be proficient: Biblical literacy, sound theology, and thoughtful apologetics.

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Jono

I’m Jono Martin. Since I started following Christ in November of ’92, I have discovered that the areas stated above are severely lacking in today’s churches, especially in the Western church. More than that, it seems that most who claim to be Christians have little interest in these areas. It is my desire in this blog to address this problem.

On occasion you will see posts about other things that are simply of interest to me.

I hope you find this blog to be beneficial. Please feel free to post comments here, on my Facebook page, or by email: geojono [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look!

Oh, and about the ads:
On some of the pages you will see some crazy ads. I’m truly sorry about that. The ads that appear at the bottom of some of the posts are not mine. I don’t endorse, in any way, what may appear or may be promoted in those ads (I mean, really, even Hillary’s presidential campaign has been seen promoted here ::shudder:: ). It’s the price I pay for having a free blog.

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6 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. The Pharisees were interested in these three areas and Jesus Christ called them Vipers! oh yea and lest we forget John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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    • Hello culbertloretta. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. Do you mind elaborating a little bit on what you said?

      You said, ‘The Pharisees were interested in these three areas and Jesus Christ called them Vipers!’ I’m assuming that since this comment is on my About page, you’re referring to Biblical literacy, sound theology, and thoughtful apologetics as the three areas that the Pharisees were interested in. (1) Can you point out where in Scripture it says that the Pharisees were interested in these three areas?

      Also, (2) can you point out where Scripture says that these three areas are bad things? Certainly you’re not suggesting that Biblical literacy, sound theology, and thoughtful apologetics are bad, are you? In fact you’d have to use Biblical literacy, sound theology, and thoughtful apologetics in order to even refute the point. Please explain.

      Thanks again for your interest in my blog.

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      • I am not interested in your blog or in you. I stumbled across a post you wrote about a two way conversation with God. You are an idiot! Just what do you think prayer is? It is a two way conversation with God, my God walks with me and talks to me everyday. You must be serving some other god. Not sure what god, maybe Baal?1 Kings 18:24-27King James Version (KJV)

        24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

        25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.

        26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

        27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. My God answers me each and every time without fail.Matthew 28:20King James Version (KJV)

        20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. If your god doesn’t you need to be looking for the real one. I don’t mean any of this to be mean or hateful but a god who doesn’t see doesn’t hear who doesn’t answer?? 1 Thessalonians 5:17King James Version (KJV)

        17 Pray without ceasing.1 John 5:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. So prayer is: We ask, He hears and He answers. John 10:27King James Version (KJV)

        27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: He is not some distant god uninterested in us. He is here with us each and every day that was the whole point of Jesus, to bring us back to the Father.Romans 8:34King James Version (KJV)

        34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. I have to go but I just can’t imagine my life without God with me, it would be empty and meaningless. I hope you find Him I hope you get to know Him. His presence fills my heart with joy. He is good, He is here, He does hear and He does answer…..

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        • Thank you, again, for taking the time to express your thoughts on prayer. I did see your many comments on the post regarding Lysa TerKeurst and I understand that a lot of people disagree with me (though I feel you’ve greatly misunderstood and misrepresented my view).

          On this page, however, I was specifically interested in why you think Biblical literacy, sound theology, and thoughtful apologetics are areas that the Pharisees favored and that Jesus chastised them for. To quote you directly, you said, ‘The Pharisees were interested in these three areas and Jesus Christ called them Vipers!’

          (1) Can you point out where in Scripture it says that the Pharisees were interested in these three areas?

          Also, (2) can you point out where Scripture says that these three areas are bad things? Certainly you’re not suggesting that Biblical literacy, sound theology, and thoughtful apologetics are bad, are you? In fact you’d have to use Biblical literacy, sound theology, and thoughtful apologetics in order to even refute the point. Please explain.

          If you don’t think these three areas are bad, please explain what you meant when you said, ‘The Pharisees were interested in these three areas and Jesus Christ called them Vipers!’

          Though you said that you have no interest in my blog or in me, thank you again for taking your valuable time to correspond in a polite and civil manner, without name calling or misrepresenting.

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