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- Jun 11, 1980 (Age: 40)
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In the summer of 1994 I was beset by an adversity that led me to begin seeking the Lord which then led me to begin reading a Bible that I did not have any reason to read beforehand.
I knew that if I wanted any favors from my Maker, I first had to make sure that I was right with Him. I found myself falling short of God's moral standard of perfection, even when I tried to do that which I knew to be right in His eyes. In June of 1996, I came to ask Jesus into my heart to be my Savior and Lord because I wanted to make absolutely sure that all my sins were forgiven.
My conversion wasn't as dramatic as other conversions may be, but I still found myself being changed and transformed all the same. I began ridding myself of things I knew were displeasing to the Lord, found a purpose in life that I had never before experienced, lies were being exchanged for the truth of God's Word, my interests turned from being self-ward and earthly to God and Heaven-centered.
By an act of what could be described as divine intervention, I met my wife in 2005. We got married two years later and have been happily married ever since.
Not long after I had come to Christ, I felt the calling to become some sort of a writer (both fiction and non-fiction). I am not the most eloquent speaker and therefore, I find writing to be the best form of communication for me and the most effective means to preach the Gospel and teach the scriptures.
I have a passion for the Word of God and apologetics (defending the faith) and believe strongly that the Bible is authoritative in all it has to say from the first chapter and verse in Genesis to the last chapter and verse in the book of Revelation.
Upon the creation of Contender's Edge, an external blogsite that I run and operate, I adopted the name of D.H. Manheim as my pen name.
The reason why I decided to use a pen name was for security reasons, but not for my sake. It is done for the sake of friends and family so as to ensure that they might be shielded from any potential harassment and harm they might be made vulnerable to if I were to choose to reveal my actual name. But personally, I do not like having to use a pen name, but due to the growing hostility towards Christianity, even in the United States where I reside, it has become a necessary precaution.
I will admit that there are things going on that ought not be so named amongst professing Christians that do get me fired up and I am not afraid to call things out for what they are, but at the same time, there are matters that do require a more objective approach, especially matters the scriptures do not particularly address.
For anyone interested, the more hard-hitting material that I may be led to write which may not be meant for this forum will be where the Contender's Edge blogsite comes in which can be found at: Contender's Edge
If I do decide to launch a blog on this forum, it will likely be treated as an extension of the external main Contender's Edge blogsite and I certainly hope and pray that I will be able to give some helpful insight into certain matters at this forum.
I will also be honest in admitting that Contender's Edge is an amateur site so don't expect anything extravagant or fancy. If the Lord wills, it is my hope that I will be able to upgrade to a more advanced website.
Bear in mind, because Contender's Edge is a fledgling blogsite, that there may be some bumps in the road that may still need to be smoothed out, and kinks to work out, so I ask that any curious readers bear with me.
You can either contact me on this forum or at [email protected]