Hi, my name’s Matthew Alva and I’ve been a Christian now for over 13 years. Truthfully, I’ve never considered the number to be of importance, but rather a consistent and daily connection to the Vine (God’s Word) as vital to a persons walk with Christ. In other words, if I don’t have that I’m just a pew warmer, and a dried up branch.
If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered… John 15:6
If you’ve yet to read into it through my posts, my beliefs and ideas are not only based on scripture, but go beyond the ABC’s of the Christian walk. Although, I do believe foundation is crucial and will absolutely hammer the point whenever the opportunity presents itself:
Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do if God permits.
Thanks for visiting this blog. I hope that after you read a post you feel engaged and edified. I believe it’s important to take advantage of whatever quiet time you have to reflect on the more important things. The Apostle Paul said:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8
I can rant about myself and other things for days, but I’ll leave that to the blog posts. I’m glad you’re here, contact me if you wish and tell others about it. God bless!