Whole Bible Christianity

It's a God Thing

 

The Word of God Ministries and Whole Bible Christianity:

More About the Truth Seekers Proclaiming the Whole of God's Word

Meet the folks who are part of The Word of God Ministries

Key Points

We are family

The Word of God Ministries is just a family proclaiming the whole of the Word of God the best ways we know how...

15 churches in 10 denominations

Bruce has been in many different churches, heard many different men's philosophies about the Bible and person of God. He self-studied through a bible college and seminary education too. Baptized a Catholic, been to Assemblies of God, Methodist, Baptist, Evangelical Free, Calvary Chapel, Vineyard, Bible Church, several different Messianic groups, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan. There is good in all; but most seem more concerned with self-promotion rather than God promotion. So you are not alone if you can't seem to get accepted because you want to follow the whole of the Word.

Experience condensed into a book too.

Whole Bible Christianity is our book we finally managed to get published on Amazon. Help support us by purchasing a copy and writing a review if you can. It's a handbook for people who want to follow all of the word but keep getting hammered by seemingly good sounding, standard Christian, attacks. Bear in mind that most of the people doing the attacking have not read the Bible and frequently do not even know what it says. They only know what their pastors/priests/rabbis say, which is not the same thing. The book will help greatly with 800 verses directly quoted, about 1,500 listings in a Scripture Index, and many answers to the nagging questions you may still be asking yourself.

Testimonials

"I have (just now) been reading over your whole site, and its so refreshing to find others in the world who are seeing what I'm seeing. I was just "awakened" last May and its been one wild ride since. Your articles are truly refreshing and a blessing to myself and my children today. I am so thankful we were led to them this morning."

Melissa

"Thanks so much for helping me along in my spiritual growth and of the understanding of God's way. May God's rewards be upon you for your truthful and tireless service to his people."

Maria from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

"I've been reading your site for years. It's been a real blessing."

Karen K. North Carolina

"Thank you for a site that is easy to navigate and easy on this writer's eyes. My 53 year-old eyes aren't what they used to be."

Kathy B. in AZ

"I was very interested in your site. And I believe this to be an answer to prayer."

Troy S.

A bit about our family...

In the Beginning was the Word:

and The Word of God Ministries is Bruce and Susan Bertram with our kids Lynette, Chris, and Eric. We're not really a huge formal organization like some. Just a family that reads the Word and tries to do what it says.

Susan had a normal childhood, living pretty much in one place and going to one Disciples of Christ church. Bruce's childhood was a little more scrambled. Susan had one set of parents; Bruce had six stepdads and four sets of foster parents, getting adopted by the fourth family at 14. While Susan went to one elementary, one middle, and one high school, Bruce's high school was his 20th school. So of course Bruce went to lots of different churches too. He was baptized a Catholic in the first foster home, went to Methodist, Baptist, and Assembly of God churches, and finally stopped for a while at a Baptist church in high school. For a while.

After marrying in 1980, we both decided that we'd like more service than a conventional church could offer, so we went to a Calvary Chapel for three years, then a Wesleyan. Later we moved to Colorado and tried to find a place at an Evangelical Free church, another Calvary Chapel, and about 1997 went to a Bible church where Bruce was an elder for a couple of years. Looking back, it feels like we were always wandering in the desert.

Also about 1997, Susan discovered a book called 'Signs in the Heavens,' which was about how Satan had hijacked the signs (through astrology) that God put in the heavens (Genesis 1:14) to tell His story.
She was so excited when she found it that she didn't finish it right away but showed it to Bruce. He read it three times then gave it back to Susan and she read it a bunch. It opened our eyes to the fact that many of God's ways in Scripture have been kept away from the average church-goer by church tradition and dogma. We began to discover that Torah had been hijacked also, and all the blessings locked away from Christians by the anti-Semitic teachings of most of the church. The author, Avi ben Mordechai, came to speak at the Bible church and helped us start on the path to learning how to live all of God's living oracles.

Click here for our beliefs

Shortly after we began to put all of the Word into our lives, we were looking around for other authors who might have similar insights and ran across Brad Scott at Wildbranch Ministries. He had (and has) a lot of good information too. Unfortunately, he stopped being our friend because we didn't agree about the two-house teachings (spoken of in Identity Issues). Bruce had studied them at length and decided that they weren't Scriptural.

We went from there into the Messianic Movement, getting involved somewhat with First Fruits of Zion and even considering moving down to Phoenix to be more of a part. Gradually we came to realize however, that much of that movement is more concerned with Judaism than with the Word of God. While we were going through this stage we were still part of a Bible church where Bruce was an elder and shared the pulpit for a while. However, as we worked some of what we were learning into our teachings the people there slowly worked us out of their church. First by keeping Bruce from the pulpit, then blocking him from teaching adult Sunday school (where several visiting pastors had overheard some of his classes and complimented him in public for the quality), and finally freezing Bruce and Susan out of the church altogether.

Click on this link for our book Whole Bible Christianity

The Growing Years:

We guess you could say the growing years were after we figured out that the Messianic movement was not truly representative of Torah following believers. Bruce was starting to write (and had written quite a bit to his fellow elders at the Bible church defending his new understandings) and found that he needed two things. One was a way to frame his understandings in a simple way, and the other to start a website to share what he was discovering with others of like mind. As he was praying about both around 2001, he feels that God gave him the insight to call his new understanding Whole Bible Christianity. He learned about websites and started the first version of it at about that time too.

It came about that we didn't see the need to stop calling ourselves Christian just because some had dragged the name through the mud. But we weren't Jewish, even though we followed the whole Bible. Then it hit - why not call ourselves Whole Bible Christians?

Where we're going:

Our 'mission statement' is to put God back together (Jesus and the Father and the Spirit), put the Bible back together (all of it is for all believers all the time) and try to put the Body back together. The first two are actually easier, at least in our personal walks. Putting together the Body is somewhat more problematic. As we're sure most of you reading this have realized yourselves.

 

You are not alone...

You have brothers and sisters all over. A few of them are in our family, and we tell you a little bit about them here. Just because the church or synagogue reject you or we, that doesn't mean we are not in the kingdom.

Susan

Susan

Favorite color: Yellow
Favorite movies: Romantic or Rom-Com.
Favorite music:
Fleetwood Mac, The Carpenters, Josh Turner, America.

Lynette

Lynette

Favorite color: Forest green
Favorite movies: Comedy, Romantic comedy.
Favorite music: Petra, Newsboys

Cassidy

Cassidy

Favorite color: Pink
Favorite character:
Elsa
Favorite movie: Disney/Pixar animated.

Isaiah hang loose

Isaiah

Favorite color: Orange
Favorite music: Psalty
Favorite movies:
Jurassic Park.

Raine dolphin kiss

Raine

Favorite color: Purple
Favorite character: Grandpa Bruce
Favorite books: The Bible, Theodore Brown, Percy Jackson.

Keira with dolphin

Keira

Favorite color: Black
Favorite character: Darth Vadar
Favorite movies: Star Wars.

Eric

Eric

Favorite color: Blue
Favorite movies: Action/Action Comedy
Favorite music: Rock, Alternative, Christian

Bruce

Bruce

Favorite color: Blue
Favorite movies: Many people dying quickly
Favorite music: Cat Stevens (old stuff), Iron Butterfly, Boston, Petra, White Heart

Cassidy

Chris

Favorite color: Blue
Likes: West Coast Swing dancing
Favorite movies:
Status: Looking for Mrs. Right

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