What's New for 2014?
For this website, 2013 was a year of editing for me, aside from trying to catch up on other areas of my life, which were partially neglected in previous years as I devoted time to this website.
Unfortunately, I was not able to continue keeping in touch with everyone by email, but met many many believers through the year. Many of those people decided to step up to the challenge of reading the Bible
in 2014. I finished editing the typos for this website in 2013 on a printed copy of my Bible notes, and in 2014, plan to finish correcting those typos online, and considering ways to make OffenseDefense more interactive. I may also
use this site for a few other things, which I've recently learned that the Bible calls us to do to endeavor to benefit the saints of God in regard to unity, and begin disabling divisive abuse of power in the church. I am also developing
another site, geared more toward evangelism, helping those who are lost to find Christ. Please pray for us, and for me, as I face these challenges here and in other areas of life. Praise God! He has been faithful. -Éric L Farrell
Note: updates made on this website, are noted in the updates box on the bottom right.
If you are my brother or sister in Christ, you should have on the WHOLE armour of God at this very moment. Please remember that no matter where you are in this world or what you are doing, you are on a battlefield, and you need more than just a helmet and a shield. If you are not fully armoured, or are not sure if you are, then please take a brief moment to read about the armour of God in Ephesians 6:10-18 (below). It may also help to read more about "The Whole Armour of God" in our Basic Training section.
Ephesians 6:10-24 (words by the apostle Paul)
10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
22Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
23Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.