My name is Bob Snyder. I don’t have any degrees or formal education that would qualify me as an expert in the field of theology. I do love God and His word. I am a Christian first. Everything I am is colored, and determined by my faith. My faith didn’t originate with me, but it was the gift of God. I adhere to the accepted orthodox doctrines of Christianity as understood by the Reformers and the Puritans. I like to read the old dead guys, like Calvin, Edwards, and Baxter. I like the modern writings of J.I. Packer, R. C. Sproul, and John MacArthur. I like to listen to sermons preached by Art Azurdia, Paul Washer, and Steve Lawson. I am firmly planted in the, “Reformed” camp of soteriology. I guess I would fit best with the 1689 Baptist Confession.
I have been a Corrections Officer in the Pacific Northwest since 1994. I have been married once, to the same woman since 1991. We used to regularly attended a local Nazarene Church, where we had been members for about nineteen years. In 2007 my theology changed by the will and work of God in my life. I think I was a false convert all of those years. I affirmed an intellectual agreement with the principles of the gospel, but had not truly repented or submitted. God saved me from from my sins and Arminianism was left in the dust as well as the Nazarene Church. We now are members of a small SBC Church where a good number of us affirm the doctrines of grace. I have four children. Three of them are grown. I hope these articles can be helpful to someone besides me.
Most of all of the books and Bibles I review were given to me for free from the publishers to do an honest original review on. Just assume that I got them all for free.
ps. For those of you not familiar with Idaho, the picture on my page is of a butte about 5 minutes from my home. It is in Payette, which close to the Oregon Idaho border. The picture was taken on a winter morning on my way to Church.