It's important to make sure what we practice does not deviate from what God wants us to do. Are we complacent? On autopilot? Or, do we justify what we do? A variation from what God expects is not the real thing. Scripture tells us, "Blessed are those who do My (God's) Commandments." It also tells us that we are a temple of God, and that we are to be separate from the world and it's standards.
Ed Dowd was born and raised in God’s Church in Southwest Ohio. Having lived in Ohio, Texas, Arizona, and Kansas, he currently lives and pastors congregations in Oklahoma. He is also the Senior Pastor in Zambia.