It is this author's contention that God has several principles, which if followed can lead to success either in business or in life itself. He further contends that although many of these same principles may be found among the motivational speakers and thinkers of today, that they were originally derived from Holy Scripture, whether or not these modern spokespersons are aware of it. He points to Jesus' teachings on the growth and inclusiveness of the kingdom to show that not everyone who preaches or practices Kingdom principles will be found to be in the Kingdom at the end. The seventeen chapters of this book contain seventeen articles relating to seventeen of these principles with quotable quotes and examples from the author's novel, Of Such Is The Kingdom, A novel of Biblical Times. For a list of the principles included in this work, check the Table of Contents.
I, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 1943 to a Christian family and accepted Jesus at an early age. In Jr. High School, I became interested in writing and drama. I wrote poems, articles and a few short stories, and plays. In college, I won second prize in a contest with a Biblical short story, which now forms part of my first novel, “Of Such Is The Kingdom, A novel of the Christ and the Roman Empire,” published in 2003.
In 2010, I wrote the sequel, “Of Such Is the Kingdom, Part III,
Power and Persecution, A Novel of the early Church and the Roman Empire.”
I also wrote a Sci-fi novel, “Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth” and a non-fiction book, “Principles of the Kingdom."
I graduated from Clearwater Christian College in 1970 with a B.A. degree in Bible-Literature, and from Biblical School of Theology in 1974 with a M. Div. Ordained in November, 1974, I served as assistant pastor/Bible teacher in several churches. I also served in a foreign-student ministry, where I met my wife, Berenice Carett from Venezuela.
In 2014 I wrote an American historical novel, called "The Christmas Victory."
Here is another excerpt from Chapter 1 of my Self-help book "Principles of the Kingdom," which takes up where the last one on "Inspiration" left off. It discusses briefly the first crucial element of inspiration, namely, purpose.
Principles of the Kingdom (God's Success Principles)
1) Finding your purpose is the crucial first element which will give you the inspiration needed to move forward in life. In my novel, “OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM,” Timotheus began thinking seriously about purpose too late in life. If he would have thought about it earlier, perhaps he MIGHT have been able to find a more useful way to make a living. On this, we can only conjecture. Yet The purpose of your life, as Rick Warren reminds us in .The Purpose Driven Life1, “is greater than ...your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions.”.. And it begins with God. He further points out (and I paraphrase) that we were made by God and for God, and that life will never make sense until we understand that. God‘s purposes are revealed in His Word, the Bible.2 That‘s why I include quotes from the Bible in the quotes section at the end of every chapter and in every issue of my ezine, .”Inspirational Success Tips.”.(More on Purpose in Chapter 4)