THIS WEB SITE IS NOT ABOUT ME!
However, I know there are those that 'need to know' who it is that is writing these things. So to satisfy that, Here it is. It is the only page on this site that will have anything about me, because the intention of this site is not about me, but to glorify God.
My name is Frank Masciulli. I am originally from the New England area. My wife hand I have four children and we are blessed with a total of seven Grandchildren.
I am an Electronics Engineer by trade. I am not a Bible Scholar or Ordained minister. I do have a certificate of completion in Biblical Studies from Gordon Cornwell Theological Seminary, and I do as my only interest study scripture, and various religions and theologies. I believe that having a good understanding in these areas has its place, and they do help in understanding scripture, but more than that I believe prayer is needed for a proper understanding of God's word. With that said, I just love to do the Lords work. As I grow in my faith, I find it is the only thing I want to do outside of taking care of my responsibilities.
I am just trying to be a simple servant of the Lord, just as hopefully any of you that truly want this also, will become. I do not look for donations of any kind except Bible material to send to Churches in other lands (please see the donate page at http://godisareality.com/donate.htm )
I can tell you the above statement of "loving to do the Lords work is not something I always had a inkling to do. There was a time in my life when it WAS all about me. I was a very judgmental person who thought they had all the answers to every issue, who knew what everybody was thinking. Although I always had compassion for some, others I had enmity. Almost (and to my own defense, unknowingly) to the point of controlling every situation.
Also, I believe that the Lord teaches us His righteous discipline in many different ways and after looking back at my life, I now realize, even before I accepted Jesus and asked Him to come into my life, God was molding me, teaching me and disciplining me. As all of this is His plan for everything that happens. So it is with great apprehension that I tell you a little about myself, but like all the pages on this site, maybe it will be helpful to some.
I used to work work in an industry with people, that shall we say very 'unique'. (See I told you I was not judgmental anymore). This job was the challenge of my life. I was manipulated in ways you would not believe. As I look back at those days, and I am convinced that there was no way the Lord was not with me. Now some would say, what a mean God, letting you suffer like that. For those that may think this, please read "Why does God allow suffering" under the Question and answers section, or you can click on this link; http://godisareality.com/suffering.htm
I was also living a life that was less than what a Christian's life should be to say the least. I do believe, that by His grace, He forgave me of my sins and has given me the wonderful life I have now, blessed to an absolute undeserving point; waiting for me to realize that it's not about me............ It's about Him.
OBJECTIVE OF THIS SITE (what it is and what it is NOT) and STATEMENT OF FAITH
My objectives for creating this site is not to get into biblical debates. They are two fold. The first is because it is commanded to us all by Jesus;
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them all things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen".
My attempt in accomplishing this comes from the heart. I do not profess to be an expert on the subjects on this site, just one who would like to share with you what has been inspired in me and have come to understand on these subjects. Also, maybe to entice you to research God's word further. I too am learning. This site has been updated to give more credit to the real and only source of biblical truth; God's word and teachings through the Holy Spirit, not man's. Also to hopefully give clearer understanding to the reader.
Secondly, this site is for people like me. One who was brought up in one faith, had another parent get involved in another faith, and thus, me..........someone who shall we say was confused! Confused until I realized, GOD IS NOT A RELIGION, GOD IS A REALITY. I do not intend to disrespect my parents beliefs, I love them dearly. I seek the Grace of God, accepting His word as the truth in life. For without His word, without a relationship with God, I believe we are truly and hopelessly lost. I also have no problem in letting the world know this of me.
I owe an enormous amount of thanks to my wife whose strong faith has also inspired me to pursue my faith, and beliefs, which is through prayer and the Holy Spirit and not from mans opinion as to what or how I should believe. So, because it is truly what I want to do, in my heart, by the Grace of God, to tell others of what I have learned, what I have researched, and what I believe. To share what I have with everyone, and also, to learn from you that may write in. Strengthening each other in Gods word for the glory of His name is the single most important thing we can do as Christians to 'give back' to the ONLY one who matters. The creator of Heaven and Earth. The God of Israel, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob............The ONE true God, My God and yours.
What this web site will NOT do is arbitrarily judge other religions, pastors, priests or denominations. However, I will say something or someone is wrong if it outright goes against God's word. For it is written,
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Condemn not, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven". Luke 6:37
You will notice, that through out this site, in answering any question (if I can), even if you ask about a specific religion or person who preaches God's word, my response will start off with something like.... " In my opinion...... or....... I believe......". As I said, I will not judge you, and if I come across that way, let me apologize right here. However, you will NEVER hear me apologize for God's word.
With the sincerest Love for God and all of you, may He bless you as you read through His word, and may Jesus come into your life to strengthen you for the Glory of His name. Amen.
-----------I SUBMIT THIS STATEMENT OF FAITH IN PUBLIC VIEW-------------------
- I believe in one God. The creator of Heaven, earth and all things.
- I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born of the Virgin Mary, who
was sent by God, died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected on the
third day and now sits at the right hand of the Father. At the appointed hour,
He will return as foretold
in the Holy Scriptures to judge the world.
- I believe in the Holy Spirit as the third person in the triune Godhead. Who is
the 'helper' that Jesus said He will send and allows us to come into union
- I believe in the Holy Bible as the truth, and the only governing doctrine of
truth recorded by man, but inspired and directed by God.
- I believe that Jesus is my Lord and Savior, and in believing in Him is what
will allow us to be saved and
spend an eternity with Him.
- I believe that when Jesus was here on earth, he was God incarnate, or God in