Interview with WALTER BANNISTER

What denomination are you?
I'm a Christian. I am not affiliated with any denomination what so ever. I think Jesus Christ said it best when He said "Follow Me". Jesus Christ did not start the different denominations, man did. The different denominations pick and chose what they like from the Word of God and add their own thoughts which takes them away from the teachings of Jesus Christ. Paul warns us about this in Colossians 2:8

Colossians 2:8
V8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Do you study with Pastor Arnold Murray?
Yes I do study with Pastor Murray from the Shepherd's Chapel. Also, I do not speak for Shepherd's Chapel in anyway, I'm just a student.
What study tools do you use?
These are the books that I use to help us work on the Bible studies. We highly recommend these to get a deeper understanding of our Father's word.

Companion Bible - American Christian Press - 2141 pages The Companion Bible is the Authorized Version of the 1611 King James Bible. One of the things that makes this Bible different from others is the margin on each page of scripture. This extra margin gives the reader of this Bible valuable information not found in other Bibles. A few things that are noted in the margin are: an outline of the entire Bible by E. W. Bullinger, figures of speech, synonymous, 1st occurrence of important words or expressions and other valuable information. It also has 198 appendixes that contain a wealth of information.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance - James Strong - Thomas Nelson Publishers - 1838 pages The Strong's Concordance is an excellent Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek dictionary. It allows readers of the KJV to look up the words and get the meaning of them in the original language. It lists the words of the KJV and gives where it is used in the Bible as well as the number for it's definition.

Other helpful Bible study books

Abrahamic Covenant (E. Raymond Capt) - Artisan Publishers - 48 pages A small but very informative book outlining the migration of the ten tribes of Israel that were scattered by God. You maybe very surprised to find out where they are today.

Apocrypha (Edgar J. Goodspeed) - Vintage Books - 493 pages The Apocrypha is the books that are found in the Septuagint, but were not included in the final canonical version of the Bible.

Atlas of the Bible Lands - Hammond Incorporated - 48 pages Detailed maps of the Biblical lands of the Old and New Testaments. Also includes city plans, diagrams, photos and charts.

Biblical Mathematics (Ed F. Vallowe) - 239 pages The spiritual significance of numbers used in the Word of God. Such as seven being spiritual completeness and fourteen being salvation.

Discovering God's Natural Truth (Phyllis McCullough Downing) - 56 pages This is an excellent book for children's Bible study. Twenty four different topics are covered in an easy to read format. The book has many illustrations and provides definitions to key words. It also has a quiz at the end for your child to take.

Interlinear Bible (Jay P. Green) - Hendrickson - Four volume set This is an Hebrew - Greek - English Bible. On each page of Scripture it provides the original language with the Strong's Concordance numbers above each word. Also provided with that is an literal English translation.

Tracing our Ancestors (Frederick Haberman) - 185 pages A book tracing the so called lost ten tribes of Israel throughout history.
Do you follow Christian identity teachings?
No. Christian identity teaches that the white race is the true Israel and therefore better than all the other races. While some people from the white race are part of Israel, not all are. First off, all the races were created on the sixth day, including the white race. Adam from the garden of Eden was created on the eighth day. From Adam to Abraham, there are twenty generations (Luke 3:34-38). Taking the twenty generations and the sixth day creation into account, there are many from the white race that are not part of true Israel. Second, God made His covenant with Abraham in Genesis 15. God also talked about the covenant in Genesis 17 and told Abraham in Genesis 17:21 that He would establish His covenant with his son Isaac. God then passed on the covenant to Isaac's son Jacob in Genesis 28:10-22 Jacob had his name changed to Israel by God in Genesis 32:24-32 and it is Jacob's twelve sons that make up the twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 49). To be part of true Israel, your roots would have to go back to these people. Third, in Acts 10:34-35 it tells us that God does not play favorites. Fourth, under the new covenant with Jesus Christ, any person that is faithful to God and Jesus Christ are blessed with faithful Abraham (Galatians 3:6-9 and 3:26-29).

Galatians 3:6-9
V6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
V7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
V8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
V9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
(KJV)

Galatians 3:26-29
V26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
V27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
V28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
V29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
(KJV)
What church do you go to?
I do not go to church. The reason is because most churches follow the traditions of men and not the true Word of God. We are warned about this in Romans 16:17-18 Colossians 2:8 and II Corinthians 6:14-18 As the Bible teaches us, if you can not find a church that teaches the truth, it is better not to go at all. If you want to know if your church is one that teaches the truth, read Revelation 2:1 to 3:22 Seven churches are talked about and Jesus Christ only found two that had no faults. Those are the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia. What they teach that the others do not is who the Kenites are. They are the sons of Cain who's father is Satan and they claim to be part of the tribe of Judah who are the Jewish people. If your not in a church that teaches you that, God's Word tells us that you should leave. I read the Bible and let God guide me on what to do.

Romans 16:17-18
V17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
V18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
(KJV)
Tell me more about yourself.
My name is Walter. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia but moved to California in January 1980. I've never been married and do not have any children. I have had a love for God even as a child but I did not start really studying the Bible until 1990. I enjoy sharing the Word of God with others as I know it can change a persons life.

John 10:27-30
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.
29 My Father, Which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand.
30 I and My Father are one.
What kind of computer do you use?
I use a Apple computer with the Mac OS X operating system. In the past I have used the Windows operating system but I became tired of the security problems it is plagued with. This lead me on a quest for a new operating system. I tried FreeBSD, OpenBSD and different versions of Linux. While each had it's strength and weaknesses, they didn't meet all my needs. Then I heard about Apple's Mac OS X operating system and decided to give it a try. Mac OS X only runs on Apple computers so I bought one and it has been the best experience I have ever had with computers. Mac OS X is not only the best looking operating system I have ever used but I also don't have to worry about all the adware, spyware, viruses, popups and worms that plague the Windows operating system. If your in the market for a new PC, I recommend Apple wholeheartedly.

If your not in the market for a new PC at this time and you run the Windows OS, make sure you stay current with the security patches from Microsoft. First save any work you have in open programs then close them all accept for Internet Explorer. I recommend that because you might have to reboot your computer. Then go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and click on scan for updates. Look for the section called critical updates and service packs. Click on that and download them to your PC. After you downloaded them and reboot, it's a good idea to go to Windows update again because after installing one update there could be a new update for what you just installed. You should do that at least once a month. Then you should go to Mozilla and download either the Firefox or Mozilla web browser. Mozilla comes with an email program while Firefox does not. If you pick Firefox and want email as well, you can download Thunderbird from the same site. All those programs you can download for free. Mozilla and Firefox are more modern web browsers and don't have the security problems that plague Internet Explorer.
Published 2014-01-17.
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