My name is Michael David Gantt. I was born in 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina, and live near there now. My friends and family call me Mike or Michael. I follow Jesus Christ and I write this blog for the sake of His followers.
Jesus is our life. He is Israel’s Messiah and humanity’s Savior. He created the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them – including you. Two thousand years ago, He died on the cross to demonstrate the depth of His love for all human beings – including you. He was raised from the dead three days later to demonstrate the enduring nature and indestructible power of that love for all people – including you. God is love.
I do not take donations. I don’t have anything to sell you. There’s no church or other group for you to join. I don’t sell ads, and I don’t even keep a mailing list. (On giving money to others, however, see this.) I freely give you through this blog what was freely given to me: the knowing of the truth of God. The last thing I want is a following. Rather, I want you to follow Him.
I believe the Bible, just as the Jews and Christians have handed it down to us – that is, the Old Testament and the New Testament, which are really one eternal testament – an eternal testament to Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world. You will read many things on this blog that can rightly be called orthodox Judaism or traditional Christianity; other things may sound new and different to you. But I assure you that in all cases, the truth of what I write will be confirmed not only by the Holy Spirit to your conscience, but by these Scriptures as well. The Bible is true.
This blog is solely my work and I alone am responsible for its contents. I am not affiliated with any church or other group. The “Nonchurchgoer” in the title refers to me as well as to the people for whom I’m writing. Churchgoers, of course, are welcome to read it, too – and I hope they will. Because I write for nonchurchgoers, I do not use a lot of biblical references on this blog. For those who would like that, I write a companion blog called Christian Leaders and the Kingdom of God. My blogs also include Bible Study Notes for the Kingdom of God, Current Events in Light of the Kingdom of God and Reference Shelf for the Kingdom of God.
I don’t claim copyright to anything I write on this site. You are free to use my material however you wish – with or without attribution. (See official notice to this effect at bottom of this page.) As for material copyrighted by others to which I link or that is otherwise accessed here, we should all respect their rights.
Because I write multiple blogs, publish multiple podcasts, and participate in multiple social media platforms, I write a periodic newsletter for people who want to be kept aware of all my ministry activities. If you’re interested in receiving that newsletter by e-mail, see this page. [Note: I only published this newsletter for three months: from May 10, 2014 to August 16, 2014. It had become too time-consuming relative to all the other writing and recording work I was doing.]
I have no exclusive access to the truths I write. I write simply as one sinner to another. The good news is that God does not leave us in our sins but shows us the way, and gives us the power, to know Him and become more like Him – if we live each day conscious of His watchful, loving, and righteous eyes.
My blogs will be successful the day you stop reading them because you are listening to Him instead. In fact, turn to Him now. You need no special words. He sees your heart; He always has. Live life with your heart as an open book before Him, seeking only to think, say, and do those things that are pleasing to Him. Then He will make Himself more and more known to you with each passing day. My work will have been done.
To God be the glory!
Related post: Why Should You Believe Me?
I welcome challenge and criticism; the truths I proclaim will withstand testing. If you’d rather not identify yourself, that’s okay, as I do allow comments to be made anonymously.
I only delete comments that are spam or excessively profane. The only editing I do of comments is to remove profanity as an alternative to deleting the entire comment.
Where a response is sought, I try to give one in a timely manner. Otherwise, I only respond if I think it will be helpful. In cases where there is no reconciliation of views, I prefer to let the challenger have the last word. May the Spirit of Jesus Christ prevail and may His truth make progress in all our hearts.
If you like what I write, just practice it – you don’t need say anything to me about it or make yourself known to me. I don’t need your approval and you don’t need mine. Walk before God and walk with God – that’s what matters.
Bible Copyright Notice
On this blog, and on all my blogs, any quote of the Bible that I give, unless specified otherwise, comes from the New American Standard Bible (NASB), copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by the Lockman Foundation, La Habra, California, All Rights Reserved.
To the extent possible under law, Michael D. Gantt has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to the content of this website.