We are a small family made up of Anthony, Gretchen (Ruth), Sofia and Serena. We make our home in the Seattle, Washington area and seek to be useful for the Kingdom of God as the Lord guides. Anthony is currently “making tents” as a software accessibility consultant, and Gretchen worked in commercial real estate before being promoted to “stay-at-home-mom.”
We are willing to co-labor for the Gospel with other individuals or groups, as the Lord Jesus Christ would lead, and as our ministries would benefit each other for the kingdom of God. We are not affiliated with any group, nor do we use 'labels' to describe ourselves. We are simply followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and thus all of our focus should be on Him. Our prayer is that the Lord will enable all of His people to constantly "be about our Father's Business," as Jesus was even in His youth.
As for our “Statement of Faith,” we keep it pretty simple: We believe that the Bible is God’s written Word and our final authority. We believe that it is actual Truth, in which we can have confidence. We would follow the example of Paul, who said: "all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
This website is a labor of love, knit together from spare moments, which we hope and pray will be a source of encouragement and a place of growth, as the Lord Jesus Christ would lead.
A specific burden on our hearts is that those who profess to be Christians would see that the Church was never meant to be a social organization, but rather truly the Body of Christ, walking in righteousness as Jesus walked, and sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom in power!
"Be ye therefore followers [imitators] of God..." Eph 5:1
"...because as he is, so are we in this world." 1Jn 4:17
Come now, let us awaken and shake ourselves. Let us remember the commitments we made to Him during the time of our first love, the time when we gave Him our hearts and our lives. Let us return to the LORD our God, lay ourselves at His feet, and do His will.
What about that name?
Some may be concerned about the name, The Whole Truth. As with the pledge that one makes before testifying in a court of law, this is our pledge: to speak "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." What we mean, is that to the best of our ability, and with God's Help, we will keep the The Whole Truth messages free from personal bias or doctrinal slant. We will share what we believe to be the burdens of our Heavenly Father's Heart. What we don't mean is that we "are" the whole truth, or that we know everything, or that we are the only mouth piece for God today.
If we have an opinion to share, we will relegate it to the One Opinion messages. In One Opinion, we will be dealing with many different topics, including prophecy, end times issues, current events, and other themes of interest. In some instances, we will respond to stimulating questions from readers which we believe would be of relevance to others. As the title states, this forum is for presenting opinion or for theorizing on thought provoking subjects. The intent is to provide food for thought, and they will always be Biblically based, though the issues we explore may at times be considered controversial.
If you have any questions, comments or prayer requests, please drop us a note through this email address:
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ma il @ the barbieris .com