What is in the name?
Why do I claim the title of a knight? Do I have delusions of grandeur in which I am knighted by the Queen of England? No, I do not, and although I admit that it would be neat to be really knighted by a noble, I believe that I am knighted by someone far higher than any King or Queen of England or any other earthly nation. For Jesus Christ’s kingdom is not of this world, and it is by Him that I am knighted to the Order of Truth. I owe my feudal allegiance to Him, and my life is His. I bear His sword, wear His armor, strive in His missions, and bear His insignia.
Ephesians6:10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For 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.]
13 Wherefore 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.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
2 Timothy 2:3-4 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
The name Emeth was first suggested to me by the character in C.S. Lewis’s book The Last Battle. The young and good Calormen had a beautiful aura about him of eager faithfulness that impressed me. I discovered that the name was Hebrew for ‘truth.’ I was very happy, since I now had a really neat name that I could use that had a really neat meaning. It was not until much much later that I thought to use the name for my alias on this website. Truth is very important. I wanted to always bear in my mind by the token of my alias my goal in starting this website: to proclaim the Truth of God. Not man’s truth created and justified by our fallible corrupted wicked minds, but God’s Truth.
Mimetes means follower, plain and simple. I am not truth, nor do I truly know truth. I simply follow after it and seek it. This second part of my web-name reminds me to be humble and always listen for truth, and to not think that I know everything.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
What I Am Interested In
I am odd. And strange. And out-of-the-box. I have never been able to find a stereotype that I fit into; I always am something that is just different. That makes me very friendly to people who are also “fringe” people. I may not agree with somebody, but if they are un-stereotypical, then we share something in common, and we like that. It might seem odd, but people who spend their lives trying to not be mainstream love it when they find a stream that goes their way.
I am the oldest of eight. That means that I like big families, and I am interested in anyone who also likes big families. I love reading, and the rest of my family loves reading as well. We do not read anything and everything regardless of the worldview presented, but we do not limit ourselves to specific genres of books either. I love reading theological works, as long as they are right for the most part. I love reading fantasy, as long as the writer is not evolutionary and humanistic in his mindset. I love reading books on economic theory, as long as they are logical and make sense with the Bible and real life, unlike the socialistic sophistry so prevalent today. I love reading well-written biographies of great men. I also love reading the dictionary. I like to cook. I enjoy making new recipes, which is good, since we don’t generally use recipes the way the are given to us. We change them. That brings me to another of my interests: health. My family lives as healthy as we can, given income and time of research. We do not eat dairy (at least not cow’s dairy), sugar (white, refined sugar, and all of its secret twins), white flour (at least as little as possible), or similar processed foods. We avoid man-made chemicals, preservatives and MSGs and such. This all makes cooking quite a fun adventure. We love our food that we make. We wouldn’t think of eating all that other stuff.
What I am doing
I am managing a forum dedicated to discussing the biblical principles of government. That takes up a lot of my time. I am a moderator at the rebelution forum. This gives me a lot of great ministry opportunities to the struggling teens of my generation. I am learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, the controversial martial art. The return value from taking the time to learn it is phenomenal, unlike other martial arts which require you to train for years to be even moderately proficient. It is also designed to be practically effective on the street, which is where we would be needing it, not in a ring governed by rules. I am leading a site dedicated to the discussion and improvement of Christian Fantasy Fiction. I am also a freelancing web developer and designer, at your service.
What I want to do
I want to be used by God to create a biblical nation that will shine the light of liberty again to the world for His glory. I want to start a boy’s home for addicted and troubled teens. I want to be a godly father and husband. I want to live to a good old age, and die being missed. I want to be trained at Front Sight.
My Family’s Story
My family has never really, as far back as I can remember, stuck to conventions just for their own sake. We have always tried to seek out whether a certain thing was biblical, and just whether it made sense or not. We always strive to abide by what the Bible says, and that by itself creates some radical differences between ourselves and society. For these reasons, we have always stuck out. My many siblings, my sister’s and my mother’s modest dresses, the way we stuck together, and the way we obeyed our parents have always been a source of wonder to the many people who see us out and about. We stick out like sore thumbs, but I love it. We are shining as lights in the world. The world does not understand us, because we do not hold to its teachings.
I John 4:4-6 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
We have all lived the great majority of our lives in one county of Washington State in the pacific northwest. We moved to Texas for about a year, and ever since I have a bad habit of saying “y’all” in my writing. We then moved to county Cork, Ireland in September of 2008. That is where we are now. God has provided marvelously for us, and it truly is a real miracle that we were able to get here at all.
Why did we move to Ireland? Well, it took a long time for God to show us from the Scriptures that it really was His will for us to go. My father prayed, fasted, and did Bible studies for several years, and God finally led him to the conclusion that He wanted us to leave America. It took several more years for him to find out that we should go to Ireland. The studies and conclusions that led him here are very large and involved, but here is the basic gist of it: God judges nations; God judges very severely for the slaughter of innocent blood, i.e. abortion; America is under judgment due to this; Ireland does not allow abortions, it also speaks English and allows homeschooling; we moved to Ireland. This is only very summary, and leaves a lot out. We do not condemn people who do not also leave America for Ireland, far from it. We applaud people who strive to save those in America. But God called my father to bring his family elsewhere. So we went. And we love it here.