About This Blog

First of all welcome! Thank you for stopping by this blog. There are millions of blogs so the fact that you came to this one means a lot. Let me say that my purpose in having this blog is simple:

 In Luke 13:24 Jesus says “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” The word strive there is from the Greek word “agonizomai”, from which we get our English word “agonize”. I believe that this is a command that extends beyond our conversion experience to our Christian walk. The Christian life is not easy to begin with but there is an added problem that I desire to address. Christians aren’t allowed to be honest! Very rarely do we have another mature Christian with whom we can be honest. How many Christians do you know that you could tell that you were struggling with any sin who would not first tell you that you may not be saved? How many would not immediately condemn you as a “false convert”? How many would allow you to vent your frustrations about your life, church, pastor, wife, husband, etc. and wouldn’t give you some Christian cliche or platitude as a rebuke but would just listen? Well this is the purpose of this site. I want to provide a forum where, even though I don’t promise to have all the answers, the questions can at least be asked and the issues raised.

So if you’re a Christian who is struggling, I invite you to join hands with me as we struggle together. All to the praise of the glory of God!



  1. Welcome my dear friend!

  2. Thanks my man. Keep me in your prayers…this is partly your fault anyway! LOL!!!

  3. Bro Lawrence,

    As a former member and youth pastor of a COGIC, I am blessed to meet you. It is humbling to be reminded that we are all to “make our calling and election sure!” Look forward to more of your writing.

  4. Bro. Phillip,

    It’s great to meet you. I’d love to hear more of your story as it relates to your experiences in the Grand Ol’ COGIC! Hit me up at lawrencedacus@aol.com and we can get to know one another better.

  5. So glad to know there are other “agonizers” out there!!

  6. Sis Kelly,

    That is my entire purpose for this site. I know many people out there are indeed agonizing over their faith. So many either make Christianity out to be an “easy street” religion or they make it seem as though having struggles is a sign of a lack of faith and a lack of faith only. So I welcome you with an open heart. Feel free to agonize here anytime.

  7. Lawrence,

    Thank you for sharing your blog with me.

    You’ll always have my LOVE and support. I will NOT always agree, but I’ll defend your right to express an independent thought. I know that you’re not seeking someone to defend you, but, I’ve been watching over you for too long to stop now!

    Please allow your big brother (literally) to gush with pride and joy over what a magnificent young man you have become, both naturally and spiritually.



  8. Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Introducing the man who raised me, both by precept and example, to think about what I believed and how to make wise decisions in life. One who has encouraged me to strive to know God more than just to emotionally “feel” Him. My big brother Samuel!


    Many thanks for Making it!!!!

  10. Welcome Gabe! I can’t wait to see your input on the discussions. By the way, Part 2 of that Church Fellowship/Membership post is on it’s way soon. Be on the look out for it!

  11. yo’ aka professor where is the post you told me about man what’s up lol

  12. I am at a point in my life where I need something like this. I have been through the wringer with this church, and that church, and false prosperity doctrine, and legalistic teaching, and the list goes on and on…

    My husband I just recently experienced a “resurgence” after coming across Mark Driscoll and his teachings…who then turned us on to John MacArthur and John Piper. We are so excited but don’t have a place to go or people to talk to to ask the hard questions and “chop it up” (as Ambassador would say 🙂

    We are currently “unchurched” even though my husband is a musician at a church (COGIC church so you know what that means) and we are searching for bible teaching, reformed theology teaching church.

    I’ll be checking in to your site for your insight and probably throw a few questions at ‘cha…lol.

    Thanks for doing this.

  13. Sis JAM,

    Welcome to this blog! You are certainly not alone in your quest to discover God’s true will for your life, outside of some sin stained man’s opinion and tradition. This will be a tough journey but with the help of those who are on the journey themselves, you and your husband will find yourself in the will of God!

  14. Yo DTG,

    That’s going to take me a minute to get going bro, LOL!!!! Please be patient with me!

  15. Bro. Lawrence,
    To my own neglect or otherwise. I didn’t know you had a blog. Here I enjoy your comments on A Better Covenant and didn’t know your thoughts are published here.
    I will be checking out your blog now that I know one exist. LOL!!!
    God bless you Bro.
    Steven Owen

  16. Bro. SOwen,

    To be honest brother, I’ve been in the same boat. I’ve missed out on a lot of good sites simply by ignoring that righthand column at “A Better Covenant”. So, no hard feelings brother. I’m glad you know now because your input will be most valuable in helping me think through these issues. God bless you as well my brother!

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