The meeting of, and fellowship between,
Elder Norman Sherman and Bobby G. Richardson
$ 10,000.00 REWARD
Offered to anyone who can find ONE scripture in the authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible TEXT:
(1) with the word "trinity" in it;
(2) where the term "persons" (plural) was ever used to describe God or the Godhead; OR
(3) where anyone was ever baptized with the TITLES "Father, Son and Holy Ghost" pronounced over them. (These "titles" are quoted by virtually every religious denomination today among BOTH Catholic and Protestants, regardless of whether they baptize by sprinkling or by immersion).
After reading Bobbys Face Book Post, that day, I decided to give him a call, not to challenge him on his $ 10,000 Reward, but to ask him some questions concerning the Trinity. And, as it turned out, he happened to be in Macon, Georgia visiting with a friend, and brother in the Lord. When I introduced myself, I told him that I had been reading his posts on Face Book about the Trinity for some time, and that I agreed with him, but wanted to ask a few questions. Also, let me add, that having read Bobbys writings for some time, I recognized the gift God has given him in that area, too. It is plain to see from his writings that he takes all of this very seriously, and has spent a great deal of time studying the Scriptures. During our conversation, I found him to be an humble man, who has a genuine love for our Lord and His Word, as well as a real love, burden and concern for others. During our conversation, I shared with Bobby that I had just broken away from a denomination that I had been affiliated with for quite some time, and that their core doctrine is the Trinity, just as all the others that Ive been affiliated with, down through the years, have been. In addition, I explained that I used to hear a lot of preachers on TV and radio talk about the doctrine of the Trinity as though it was written on the rock. And, they would talk down about those who did not embrace the Trinitarian belief, as being unsaved and not even Christians. But, there was this one particular preacher whom I followed, who had a very large ministry, and who went against the grain, presented himself as being a oneness preacher who didnt embrace the Trinitarian belief. For years, the main stream denominations had been writing all sorts of things about this man because of his rejection of the Trinitarian belief. However, as I told Bobby, just this year I was reading where this same preacher has now embraced the Trinitarian belief. And, when I asked Bobby what he thought would cause someone who didnt embrace the Trinitarian belief, to change and begin embracing it, I cant remember what all he said, but I do remember him mentioning something about money. So I began to think about that as Bobby was talking, and could see where money could very easily have a big part to play in all of this. I could also see, how that this preacher could give money to those other main stream denominations, writing things about him for not embracing the Trinity, saying things like his ministry was a cult because he didnt embrace the Trinitarian belief.
I believe the reason why so many preachers embrace the Trinitarian theory is because it is so widely accepted, among both Catholics and Protestants. And, to reject it would put them at odds with the vast majority of professing Christians. Therefore, those who may question the theory, or have serious issues regarding it, might just be too afraid to speak the truth, and ask the questions. So, they just go with the flow. Anytime I see a man who would post something as Bobby did, and back it up with a $ 10,000 reward, I know this man is serious. I also believe the reason more preachers will not stand up and confront man-made theories and false doctrines, or have the courage and conviction to preach the Truth in its entirety, is because many of them do not independently read and study their Bible, or even think for themselves, for that matter. Instead, they just parrot the things their particular denomination spoon feeds them, and they reap many benefits for doing so. Also, I thank God for another Caucasian brother in Christ from Flagstaff Arizona, whose name is Rick Johnston. I ran across Rick the same way I ran across Bobby, by surfing the web looking for someone speaking the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Every time that I would have a question as I was going through a school that was set up by Rick, called the Damascus Road Ministry School, he would say, Brother, if I give it to you its mine, but if you go in there and found it, then it belongs to you. In other words, go read, and youll find the answer for yourself. He never gave answers. Instead, he made me go, and search the Scriptures. This is how I have been doing it ever since. And, I appreciate men like him. There arent many around like that, any more. So, when you find someone like that, take all the help they offer. Although, Brother Bobby and I have never met, and all we know about each other is from Facebook, the day I called him, he offered to meet with me somewhere between Macon and Augusta, Georgia. And, if I had not made prior plans, it would have been a real joy to meet him face to face.
These days, many men called themselves men of God. But the truth is, many really arent. Oh, yes, they can talk the talk. But, they dont walk the walk. Furthermore, most of them only devote their time to those whom they believe can benefit them in some way. Bobby mentioned a Scripture in the Book of Isaiah (58:1) which says, Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. I didnt say anything to him, but this Scripture is very special to me. Preaching the Word without fear or favor is what I am all about. And, from what I have learned about Bobby, he is out there doing what many who called themselves a preacher, dont have the courage or backbone to do. There are many things that some preachers do and say that they either dont have a clear understanding of, or they have more questions than answers about. So, they just go along to get along, and dont rock the boat. However, it is time for men of God to get a backbone, stand up, get off the sidelines, get in the game and speak the word, at all times. Any serious Bible student knows the Word does not portray the God of the Bible as three separate and distinct, co-equal, co-eternal, co-existent persons who are joined together in some sort of mysterious union to form ONE GOD, as if the Godhead is a committee of three people. In the short period of time that I listened to Bobby, it was obvious that he had a very good understanding of the Apostles One God Monotheistic Doctrine, and who Jesus really is. And, I was very much impressed with his knowledge of the Scriptures, as well as his explanations. So much so, that I sat through one of his Saturday night (on line) Bible Studies at 7 PM (Central Time) in the Deeper Waters Chat Room on PalTalk.com. And, I stayed for the whole thing, from about 8 PM until 11 PM (Eastern time). Now, there is no way that I will sit through anything that long unless the Truth is being presented, and I know it to be. At one time, there were many people in the chat room. But, when people have been indoctrinated with man-made theories and false doctrine, they really dont know that they dont know, but they think they do. And, as a result, they dont know how to receive more light, or the Truth in its entirety, simply because it is something theyve never heard before. And, their first instinct it to reject anything that doesnt sound familiar. Due to some very effective indoctrination, many have been programmed to embrace man-made theories, opinions and doctrines, which consist of part-truths and out right lies. And, they get mad or very upset when someone presents the Truth in its entirety to them because it doesnt agree with their pre-conceived ideas (programming).
I believe with all my heart that people do read the things that Bobby and I write and post on our Facebook page. And, even if they do not comment on it, or they may just be a fly on the wall, and pop in and pop out, of a Chat Room, I also believe many seeds have been, and are being, planted. Gods Word is going forth. And, it will not return void. People like Bobby and myself cause the Saints to read and search the Scriptures to see if what we are saying is really in the Bible.
The reason Bobby has never had to pay out the $ 10,000 Reward, and never will have to, is because he knows the main pillars of the Trinitarian theory does NOT appear in the Scriptural text of the King James Version of the Holy Bible, as believed, stated, preached and taught by Trinitarian ministers and lay workers. Besides, Bobby is a former Trinitarian, himself, and he already knows that it cant be found in the Bible. And, those who take his challenge, and try to find a Scripture to claim the $ 10,000 Reward, soon find out for themselves that it cant be found in the Bible. However, because of Bobbys Challenge and Reward, they did search the Scriptures. And, that is Bobbys sole purpose for the Challenge and the Reward anyway, to get people to see for themselves that the Trinitarian theory is just that, a theory not found in the Bible. And, a very seriously flawed theory, at that.
Ive shared with my wife on a number of occasions, that there are those who would challenge me in a heart beat if they thought I was saying something that wasnt in the Word of God, but they wouldnt say anything if they dont know. And, Ive heard many say that the New Testament Church is this way or that way. But, when you look into Gods Word, and then compare that with what they are saying and doing, it is obvious that something is wrong. The Bible says one thing, and they are saying and doing something else.
After fellowship with Bobby on the phone that day, I went out to our local Lowes store,where I saw a man with JESUS and a cross on his cap. So, I walked over to him, and asked him what church he went to, and to tell me something about it, as to how it is governed, and whether or not they have women preachers. But, before I could get to the Trinity the work crew he was with had checked out, and was leaving the store. I gave him one of my cards. And, he said that he would call me that night, and we could talk more about his church, and denomination. Now, if this pastor had called me, as he said he would, the Trinity and the subject of one God would have come up. However, he never called. And, I failed to get his number. At any rate, after talking with Bro. Bobby that day it was like the chains were off, and I was out of jail on the subject of the Trinity.
Before I forget to mention, after fellowship with Bobby that Saturday, the following day I broke it all down in our Sunday morning service. The service started at 11 AM. And, at almost 2 PM we were still there talking about the Trinity as opposed to the Apostles One God Monotheistic Doctrine. And, I told the congregation that from this day forth we will be a New Testament Book of Acts Church, following the Apostles One God Monotheistic Doctrine.
Born June 27, 1950 Albany, Georgia
Attended Monroe High School Albany, Georgia
Served in the United States Army for 21 years
Marriage to same woman for 44 years
Retired County Correction officer
Ex Third Degree Master Mason
Licensed to the ministry in 1988 Heilbronn, Germany
Ordained to the ministry in 1988 Heilbronn, Germany
Small business owner Seaside, California
Pentecost Outreach Ministry Seaside California
Associate Minister main chapel Fort Ord, California
Youth Pastor Lighthouse full Gospel Seaside, California
Lighthouse Full Gospel Augusta, Georgia
Pastor of Lighthouse Full Gospel Augusta, Georgia change to Bethel the House of God Augusta,Georgia
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Graduate Rhema Bible School Tulsa, Oklahoma
Graduate Billy Graham School of Evangelism Monterey, California
Graduate Institute of Biblical Studies Lynchburg, Virginia
Andersonville Theological Seminary Camilla, Georgia
Damascus Road Ministry School Flagstaff, Arizona
International Association of Industrial Chaplin School San Jose California