Who am I and why am I doing this?
My name is Greg Lauer, and I was born and raised in the American Midwest. Since 1992 I have been a teacher of adult English in the Taipei area.
But enough about me.
I am doing this for one simple reason: I believe that our time is short, and I feel that the Holy Spirit has led me to do this one particular little thing—as small and insignificant as it may be—in order to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and whatever bits and pieces of insight into God's Word that He sees fit to reveal to me. In addition, I enjoy sharing my thoughts on topics related to living as a Bible-believing born-again Christian in these last days.
That's it...because contrary to the title at the top of this page, it's not about me.
It's about Him.
Sola Fide (by faith alone)
Sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone)
Solo Christo (through Christ alone)
Sola Gratia (by grace alone)
Soli Deo Gloria (to God alone be the glory)
You may have noticed that this website is utterly devoid of ads. There are no banners to click on. No Google AdChoices. No affiliate programs. No products to sell. No appeals for donations via PayPal. Nothing.
And there never will be.
Here's the thing: I spend more on coffee at 7-Eleven each month than I do to run this website. We're talking pocket change. As a result, I feel no need to clutter it up with such things. I'm not criticizing others who try to earn a little bit of money from their websites—there's nothing wrong with that. I'm just saying I don't feel the need to do so.
As far as the content is concerned, if something I've written has filled you with the overpowering desire to clench your fists, call me names, demonize me, impugn my lineage, spit in my face, stomp my guts out, and accuse me of peddling vile heresies spawned in the pit of hell, and you cannot quell the urge to fire off a scathing missive to inform me what a blanking unmitigated blankety-blank I am, well...the following verse leaps to mind:
11Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.
(Matthew 5:11–12a / emphasis added)
Speaking of rewards, to tell you the truth I just visualize a large Meat Lover's Pizza being delivered to my mansion in heaven (in under 30 minutes, of course), along with a card from some ex-preterist or ex-post-tribber or some such individual who got his panties in a wad and got all snarky with me about something I wrote. I say "ex" because there won't be any preterists or post-tribbers, etc. in heaven. Oh, they may be there, but they won't be preterists or post-tribbers anymore because the first thing they will discover is that they were wrong.
On the other hand, if something in my ramblings has touched your spirit or encouraged you in the smallest way, there's really no need to tell me—tell someone else! Share it with others as the Lord guides you. Just imagine me saying "Thank you for your kind words! May God bless and keep you!"
Besides, if you know the Lord, it won't be long before you'll be able to pop over to my mansion in heaven and tell me about it in person. Seriously.
We'll have pizza.
1. Deriv. of "Sunset Over Grass Field" © AOosthuizen at Can Stock Photo
2. "Pizza cutter" © Heath Doman at Fotolia.com
3. Deriv. of "Ribbon Bow Card" © picsfive at Fotolia.com
All Scripture is taken from the World English Bible, unless annotated as KJV (King James Version) or AKJV (American King James Version).