My name is Josh Spiers, and I am 31 years old. I have an A.A. in Religion with Honors from Liberty University. My hope is to continue my education at Liberty with a double-major in psychology and religion, but things are temporarily on hold until after I get married. I currently work full-time as a network engineer. I’m not sure how networking plays into religion and psychology, but they’re three things that I’ve always had an interest in, and I’m confident that before my life is over I’ll look back and be able to say, “Oh, so THAT’S what God was thinking!
Update January 2012: I met my beautiful fiance, Kali, through this Web site last year, and I moved out to Washington in July to be closer to her. She also has a background in the UPC, and she’s been kind enough to post her testimony here (or just click “Kali’s Story” on the top navbar). I highly recommend it!
This site is a place for me to express the reasons why I left the Apostolic movement (I left in November 2006, when I was 26). I originally intended it to be for friends and family, but people who I have never met discovered the site before my family did. Please understand that my goal is not to persuade anyone to leave the movement. My only desire is to open the door for honest and sincere discussion for everyone who visits–regardless of their religious affiliation. It is my prayer that people will read my story and be challenged to examine their own beliefs, and to “get into the Word” to see if what they have been taught is correct!
I have tried to set this site up so that you can jump in wherever you like and just start reading, but I recommend starting with My Story. In it I tell how God began dealing with me about Truth back in May of 2006. I go on to tell why I eventually made the decision to leave the Oneness Pentecostal church. It is assumed that most readers of this Web site will be familiar with the Oneness Pentecostal(“Apostolic”) movement. If you are not familiar with the movement then you may want to read through the doctrinal statements of the UPCI. That might help you to better understand some of the articles on this site.