Q. 1 Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities?
Ans: We are trying to solve all of the world’s biggest problems! The first step is to show Christians that one of their cherished, dogmatically proclaimed beliefs is a grade delusion… I have written a book called Bamboozled Believers which highlights the fact that our “last days” “end of the world” doctrines are contradicted by dozens of Bible texts.
So how is this going to change the world? Well, it is a simple fact that the Bible is a mystery to millions and millions of Christians. And as a consequence they are spiritual zombies… We can revive their interest in real Bible study and that could spark a revival in society at large. When vast numbers of people start acting like real Christians all kinds of problems will melt away; when we apply biblical principles to our lives, politics and international affairs the world will be a far better place.
Q. 2 Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements)?
Ans: I have been a born-again, Bible believing, totally committed, conservative Christian for a long time. But the Baptist church that I have attended for 44 years has condemned me to hell because of my book. (Yes, they believe that they have the power to do that.) The book is an expose of a spectacular mass delusion. Proud theologians cannot bear to contemplate their error because it since it is so obvious, it shows their feeble scholarship and hypocrisy.
Q. 3 What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
Ans: On day my 13 year-old daughter asked me why God hated pregnant women! She then quoted from a passage in the Book of Matthew that says “Woe to those who are pregnant or nursing babies when Jesus returns to end the world.” “Why is it bad to be pregnant when Jesus returns?” she asked. I couldn’t answer her question and neither could my pastor. But I found the answer. Dozens of Bible passages say that Jesus would return during the first century. If he didn’t return, the Bible is nonsense and if he did return then all of our last days doctrines are total nonsense!
Q. 4 What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: Truth is more important than money. I have been excommunicated by friends of forty years. Ostracism is not nice, but there is real joy in knowing that I am on the side of truth and am working for my Lord and trying to build a better future for my children. I endure hatred here, but I know that there is eternal compensation that far out weighs whatever misery I may experience here.
The truth that I proclaim is so obvious, that I know that it will eventually triumph. In generations gone by ecclesiastical authorities successfully suppressed truths that they didn’t like… now with the internet, I am sure that at some point truth will prevail. Perhaps God will use my book to reach millions… even if that does not happen I know that I have been faithful to my Lord.
I offer only one piece of advice to budding entrepreneurs and to everyone else: find truth, the truth will set you free!
Q. 5 What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: I wish that I knew how to use social media.. . I am trying to learn.
Q.6 How many hours do you work a day on average?
Ans: I have many family obligations that take priority. But I spend every spare minute writing and trying to spread the truth.
Q. 7 To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans: I am successful only in that God has given me a marvellous family. Without them I could not endure the hatred that I have experienced. I am rich in love an what could be better than that?
I am successful because the people who know me best know that I am faithful to my Lord.
Q. 8 How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans: I do not know if my book will be successful. A very bright young man has devoted an enormous amount of time to developing a marketing campaign that in turn was developed by Digital Marketer. He charged me nothing for his work, But he will get half the proceeds of the sale of the book.
Q.9 Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
Ans: Before I was excommunicated, my wife and I gave 10% of our income to Christian organizations. Now most of it has been diverted to promoting the truth.
Q. 10 What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: To most people “success” is money. To me success is serving God. If He chooses to use my efforts to reach many people that would be great. If He allows Christians to continue in their delusion, I accept that. His purposes are beyond our understanding.
Q.11 Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: It only takes a spark to get a fire going. I am not the spark, I am just throwing fuel on a fire thqt will eventually consume all of the delusions that cripple the church today.
Q. 12 Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans: Most of what I know about the Bible I have learned by reading books that are sold by a man named Ed Stevens. With my book, I am adding my voice to his in calling for reformation and revival.
Q. 13 How important have good employees been to your success?
Ans: I have no employees, I enjoy the support of my wife and the young man who is developing our marketing campaign.
Q.14 How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans: I will never give up on the truth.
Q. 15 What motivates you?
Ans: It is a wonderful to be entrusted with a truth that has the power to transform the church and eventually the world. I’m like those ISIS fanatics who are looking forward to their 72 virgin heaven. But I will not hurt anyone and the reward that I work toward is far better than the Muslim delusion.
Q. 16 What are your ideals?
Ans: Love God . Love your neighbour.
Q. 17 How do you generate new ideas?
Ans: I have more ideas than time to act on them. I need to do more writing and explaining and them I need to find more ways of reaching people with the truth… through the Internet the possibilities are endless.
Q. 18 How do you define success?
Ans: Being faithful to my Lord is success, He will reward me in ways so spectacular that no one has ever imagined the marvellous things that he has prepared for those who love Him.
Q. 19 How do you build a successful customer base?
Ans: I hope to do so through clear biblical reasoning that is presented in my book and my on line articles.
Q. 20 What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans: This is work. It is not fun being the object of pure hatred. Jesus said: “Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you for my sake.” I feel honoured that God has entrusted me with His truth.
Q. 21 What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans: My aunt read the book four times and said that she was still learning new things from it. It is deep. Ed Stevens ordered 45 copies to give to his supporters. Several strangers have written very positive reviews on Amazon.
Q. 22 What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Ans: Religious professionals cannot have beliefs that disagree with orthodoxy. If they do, they lose their jobs, and their friiends… I lost only my friends.
Q. 23 In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur?
Q. 24 If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Q. 25 How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Ans: I have experienced the pure hatred of self-righteous good men. It has hurt, But it has also strengthened and united us.
Q. 26 What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
Ans: I have no fear, but I hope those people who lied to me and about me will repent. I fear that they will die with hatred in their hearts.
Q. 27 How did you decide on the location for your business?
Ans: We live where we live because we have deep roots here.
Q. 28 Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Be on the side of truth.
Q. 29 If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
Ans: The apostle John. I would like to know exactly what happened in AD 70.
Q. 30 Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Ans: Ed Stevens
Q. 31 What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)
Ans: Other than the Bible, “the Parousia”
Q. 32 What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
Ans: Not continuing to exercise… I am too focused on this project.
Q. 33 How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
Ans: My wife proof reads everything that I write.
Q. 34 What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
Ans: I have three young children… most of my free time is devoted to them.
Q. 35 What makes you happy?
Ans: My family
Q. 36 What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: I used to be a fitness fanatic. Now I cannot tear myself away from the computer to exercise… there just isn’t enough time for everything.
Q. 37 If you were conducting this interview, what question would you ask?
Ans: I would ask myself why I think that God exists and why I think that the Bible is so important.