Monday, May 2, 2022

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: Blight of Denominationalism by John J. Wipf

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for Blight of Denominationalism by John J. Wipf. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an exclusive excerpt from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more exclusive excerpts. Enjoy!
Title: Blight of Denominationalism
Author: John J. Wipf
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: August 15th 2021
Print Length: 193 pages
Genre: Religious Non-Fiction
What purpose do all religions serve?

There are only two destinies after we die.

Do you feel like there is something missing in life?

Is Jesus Christ more than what is portrayed by status quo Christianity?

Matthew 18:15–18 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.

I asked Mike three times if Jesus was not teaching a principle in the above passage. He said no. This is a blatant disregard of the Word of God. One of the times I asked him this, Brian Helm, the dean of the college, was in the room. At that meeting I totally rejected any authority that Mike had over me. I did not tell him this at the meeting because I was afraid that I was making an emotionally charged decision.

After he had had enough of yelling at me, he brought in Brian Helm. I guess that was to give authority to his words, but from the standpoint of God’s Word he didn’t have any. If a man sees something wrong, then it doesn’t matter how many people or which authority is in the wrong, he will still hold the wrong accountable. They should teach that in their Christian manhood class, then the men would learn something worth learning. But if you are not right in the authority structure in Christ’s Church, then you will never teach that.
John Wipf was part of the Hutterite religion for 18 years and was a member, college student, and a part time missionary in the Baptist denomination for 10 years. Other points of interest include:

● Five years of theological studies (Baptist)

● Mission work in Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, and Sri Lanka (Baptist)

● Independent mission work in west central Manitoba, Canada (present)

● Founder/CEO of a company that installs fertilizer and grain handling equipment in the prairies of Canada (present)

● Husband and father of 2 boys and 2 girls, and 1 taken to heaven before birth, and 1 on the way.

John Wipf married Faith in June 2013. Our goal is to start a cattle ranch (as a retreat) to help people with their relationship with Jesus Christ and to tell people about the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Faith Wipf was born and bred a Baptist for 32 years. She then left with her “Honey Bear” John to begin their independent ministry. She is currently very busy raising four crazy, wonderful children and looking forward to waddling during the next few months. Homeschooling and the “dreaded” housework fill her days.

In the Blight of Denominationalism we cover part of our journey from religious bondage to true and free freedom in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Also covered in this book there are summaries of my study on some of the world’s renowned religions.

John J. Wipf will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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  1. this sounds like an interesting book

  2. The author has quite the impressive resume. Sounds like a good read.

  3. Sounds like a interesting book.

  4. What's a small annoyance you deal with daily?

  5. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  6. This sounds like an interesting book

  7. The book sounds very interesting. Love the cover!

  8. All the Ups and Downs, Deb Pelletier

  9. What an interesting genre cover and title!
    Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Any day is a great day to spend with books!

  11. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

  12. What's your favourite country song?

  13. Excellent work. Cover looks very nice.

  14. Sounds like a very interesting book.

  15. What are your plans for this summer?

  16. sounds like a fun one

  17. Do you still have any friends from high school?

  18. Luv finding new interesting books / authors, Thank you

  19. You have studied a lot. Sounds like a good book.

  20. Sounds amazing!