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I do want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to answer this “question” written under my name, and explaining the plan of salvation to those who may read. Everything you said in it was exactly correct. The only problem I have with this, and it has nothing at all to do with you, was that someone else wrote this question to you under my name.  I am truly sorry that you were used in this manner by a person who has an agenda against my husband for the stand he takes.  And since my name was used by this person, I wish to respond and I hope that you can reply to this today, so that this can be cleared up when the board updates tomorrow.  But I did not write that question and I am certainly not doing the things the question said I am.  And for this reason I am sending this question to the 3 experts to whom the other person wrote to.  

Derrick and I know who did this, because this person has stalked and attacked my husband for years now, and has such a hate for my husband  because of his stand in the JW section of this site.  He calls himself Brother Rando in that forum.  Let me explain, my husband was raised in the JW religion and got saved at the age of 15. Several years later, he surrendered to his call to preach the Gospel. My husband is very knowledgeable in the JW religion and teachings and the Bible. He is an expert on the JW category to help those seeking the truth. There are 2 JW so called experts on that forum that despise my husband. They have attacked him personally numerous times, but my husband will refute anything they throw his way, he has the Word of God to stand on.  I truly think the so-called JW experts have a hate and bitterness towards God that they take out on my husband because they cannot answer the Word of God. But the one I mentioned before is the one who has told many, many lies about him for several years now.  He is also the one who wrote to you under my name because my husband discovered him here under another name.  

If you will notice on the Baptist forum, a new expert, Jay Barnes, has appeared and if you go thru his questions/answers, you will see that this person also despises my husband.    

You will also notice several conversations between Mr. Barnes and Brother Rando.

My husband learned that they are the same person using two different profile names, and pointed this out to the JW forum.  

So, I want to be clear, I am not stepping out on my husband in any way, shape or form. We have been married for almost 22 years this April and I am truly happy in my marriage. We have 2 wonderful sons that we are very proud of. I know if I was to die in an accident I would meet my Savior, Jesus Christ, because I have trusted Him as my Lord and Savior. And although I am imperfect, I do live my life by the Bible‘s teachings.  

Again, thank you for taking the time to present the Gospel to a questioner. I hope the person who wrote this will read your answer and let the Holy Spirit deal with their heart and come to salvation.  And one more thing came to me also, and that is that even though someone entirely void of morals used you in this way, that maybe there really is somebody out there reading who needed to see the scriptures you gave, who maybe is involved in immoral behavior. Our God has a way of taking something meant for evil and making something good come from it.  He is big enough to take someone led of the devil as this person is, and even use them to bring someone to him.  Your answer was wonderful and I believe God will use it to touch someone who needs it.

Thank you again,

The REAL Shawnasi Holland

Good Morning Shawnasi. God bless you dear. Thank you so much for your response, and for taking time to share the burden you and your husband are carrying in the name of our Lord. The state listed with the post is NC.

There is no doubt, we are now living in the age of Satan's reign, and those of us who are making the greatest impact for the Kingdom, understandably, are also the greatest targets for the enemy's destructive fiery darts.  Be encouraged by the words of our Lord who warned us,as followers we will be hated because of Him (Mt. 10:22). And then in John 15:18, He tells us, when we are confronted with the hatred of the world, remember, the world hated our perfect Jesus first--so it comes with the territory. You are correct in stating this truth, they really hate God, because HE does not conform to their worldly philosophies. Every ministry couple I know suffers attack from the enemy of God, including my husband and I.  Continue to stand firm in the Word, for the battle is the Lord's, and we know who wins...

It is unfortunate that someone would attempt to tarnish your name and reputation with such a false and public claim. Satan never fights fair. Yet,for the believer, every experience can be used for good when we place it in the Master's hands. And so we trust Him and expect something good and glorifying to Him will come of this. As you stated, somebody needs to read the words written in these posts, that the Holy Spirit can begin work in their life and free them from the hell they now live in. Maybe even your persecutor. God is able.

If I can encourage you further, please write me again.

May the Lord bless and keep you, is my prayer.
Brenda Rucker


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My area of expertise is Women's Ministry primarily, with a good grasp of general biblical knowledge as well. I look forward to sharing with our readers!


Writer and publisher of women's bible studies; also seminar and workshop speaker for women's ministry events; am also Sunday School leader for senior high youth

Western Baptist Bible College National Alumni Association Book and Writers online community The Writer's View online community National Women's Missionary Society

local newspapers, God's Unique Calling to Women, self published study for women, New Era TRUMPET magazine, I am Director of Publications at

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Post-grad studies Western Baptist Bible College, M.A. degree in Religious Studies Park University, B.A. in Communication Arts and Religious Studies

Awards and Honors
Park University, Summa Cum Laude Western Bapt. Bible College, Magna Cum Laude Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Christian Woman of the Year, 2010

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