Author Archives: Michael J Erdel

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.

Satan’s Plan against the Church (E.M. Bounds on Spiritual Warfare)

In this post I have liberally quoted from one of the most influential Christian pastors and teachers of the last 150 years; though many have not heard of him. E.M. Bounds was contemporary to the likes of Moody, Spurgeon, Nettleton, … Continue reading

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The GRAVITY of HELL (What happens to those who die outside of Christ) Part 2

In my last post we discussed what happens to those who die outside of Christ.; the are confined to hell. Hell is a word used for both the temporary holding place of the wicked dead, as well as the place … Continue reading

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The GRAVITY of HELL (What happens to those who die outside of Christ) Part 1

Over the years I have had many conversations and taught often of what occurs when a follower of Jesus Christ dies. Simply put, they find themselves immediately in the presence of Christ for, “absent from the body is present with … Continue reading

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Silent SLAUGHTER… 42,000,000!

2020 world-wide death toll for Covid-19… 1.8 million dead. Very sad indeed. 2020 world -wide death toll for ABORTION… 42,000,000 (that’s right 42 million) barbarically slaughtered in the womb! ABSOLUTELY ABOMINABLE! In America we average around 1,700 abortions per day! … Continue reading

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Christian’s Wake Up… The Wolves are Among Us! #2

In an article entitled “Chris Pratt tells far left and far right to quit the divisiveness: ‘Under God we’re indivisible’”, the actor lectures both sides of the political spectrum, concerning the divided nation of the United States of America. In … Continue reading

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Christian’s Wake Up… The Wolves are Among Us!

Why the Christians Post believes Chris Pratt’s social media is relevant to their readers lives is beyond my comprehension. In an article entitled “Chris Pratt grateful for online Christmas service, says Jesus died for everyone“, the news organization propped up … Continue reading

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Is His Word, a Contemptuous Insult? God Forbid! PART II

(2 Timothy 3:4-7) …lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of … Continue reading

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Is His Word, a Contemptuous Insult? God Forbid!

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers … Continue reading

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Not only my HAND, But My LIFE for My Jesus Christ!

(Philippians 1:19-23) For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but … Continue reading

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To be FRUITFUL or a TUMBLE WEED, that is in QUESTION?

As election day 2020 is bearing down on Christians in America, it is imperative we take some time to consider our ways (Haggai 1:7). I am not referring to the way we vote, but how we behave in the run … Continue reading

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