I believe this was a serious root issue and offense that opened the door for my wife to be more and more deceived. This argument first started in India and it was the very first Biblical disagreement and offense that Persis and I had. Look at Paul’s warning to us about the Jews in Romans 11.
If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in." Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. - Romans 11:17-21
Another interesting note that is not included in this story is that Persis used to have many dreams about snakes. The snakes were always very large and trying to get her family. In the dreams she was usually the first one or the only one to see the snake. How ironic that she then didn’t seem to be able to see the spiritual snake coming after her in real life.
The story I mentioned in this recording called, “Trusting God for Freedom” eventually became my autobiography which was changed to “Astonishing Grace to the Chief of All Fools.” I began working on it as soon as we arrived back in the United States on December 25th, 2016 and I’m just now finishing the whole story with this series, after nearly two and a half years of work.
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