I am helping someone with research for a paper on Women and Modesty in today’s society and came across your website. Could you please tell me what Christian church you are affiliated with, be it American Baptist, Southern Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, Luthern, Presbyterian or one I have not mentioned? - I was unable to find this on your website, unless I have overlooked it. It would help with the research knowing your personal religious background and current affiliation. Knowing this about you will also shed light on why you have picked the articles you have included in your website. I am finding your information very interesting, and affirming, as well as eye opening. I am enjoying your site very much.
Dear J F
Thank you for contacting me without controversy.
To answer your question regarding my association, I am none of those. If I were to define myself in terms of today's denominations I would be a strange "beast" indeed, for I would consider myself: Reformed Puritan Calvinist, Fundamentalist in the sense of believing the Bible inerrant and with a dash of Pentecostalism in the sense of worship zeal. But plainly I would consider myself an unworthy slave of Christ and that would be it. I am currently living in Italy and attend and preach in a small church herein Genoa of a general "Methodist" stamp based on the Action Biblique of Geneva, Switzerland, the reason being that there are no real reformed churches around here, and this church "tolerates" me, somewhat as long as I tone down my Calvinism and do not speak on women matters.
To give an insight on my little life: I was born in Italy in 1944, migrated to Australia in 1967, The Lord forcefully converted me at 40 from a useless atheistic life in a Pentecostal Church in Melbourne. From the beginning my spirit was not happy with the Arminian preaching, but I knew nothing better. Eventually I came across a book by Dr. James Kennedy "Truths that transform" and it really opened my understanding of Christianity, I would highly recommend that book to anyone. From there on, I read the writings of the major men of God, and that helped a lot. In 1994 I returned to Italy, believing that the Lord wanted me here, Italy is truly a Pagan and a Satanic den, when I first came it was like being in Hell. I guess, my Reformed Puritan Calvinist beliefs are not well received in Arminian churches and given that the vast majority of churches, here and world wide are arminian, life is tough for a little Australian bleeder.
So I decided to set up a Web site of my own where I could freely present my understanding of God and His dealings with humankind, without being anathemised, for it is my site and opinions. That is about it.
The Lord Bless you,
aymon de albatrus