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Welcome to the Study of God Podcast.

I am your host, Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. This podcast is designed to give you a basic understanding of God, the Bible, and Christian beliefs. J. Dwight Pentecost said, “There is no higher activity in which the mind may be engaged than the pursuit of the knowledge of God.

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What Does It Mean to be Human?, Part 1; Theology of Acts, Part 2 (The Study of God #47)


This podcast is designed to give you a basic understanding of God, the Bible, and Christian beliefs. J. Dwight Pentecost said, “There is no higher activity in which the mind may be engaged than the pursuit of the knowledge of God.”

Today’s passage of Scripture is Galatians 6:7-8 which reads: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”

Today’s words from a theologian are from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He said: “A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.”

Our first topic for today is titled “What Does It Mean to be Human? (Part 1)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron.

There are many issues surrounding us these days that make it all the more vital to understand what the Bible has to say about being human. For example, evolutionary theory says there is really no fundamental difference between humans and animals; humans are just more highly evolved animals. If so, one implication might be that since humans are only animals, then human euthanasia can make sense. After all, we “put down” animals to alleviate suffering. Why not human animals?

Will exponential advancements in computers (e.g., artificial intelligence) and robotics “inspire” us to no longer distinguish between people and machines? Is a day coming when the latter will be able to do all the former can do? Do we then treat humans like instruments and appliances and devices—that is, throw them out when they don’t work as well as they once did?

Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of Acts (Part 2)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns.

— God

Sovereignty of God. Luke explains Christ’s death resulting from the decree and foreknowledge of God. The decree of God means His “counsel is predetermined and inflexible. Both phrases emphasize the resolute and inviolable determinateness of the decree.” Amid persecution the apostles encouraged themselves in the sovereignty of God. God is referred to as Lord. God had previously decreed the events of the cross, having marked them out beforehand.

God’s sovereignty is also seen in election. The precise number that had been appointed to eternal life, believed.

God’s existence and common grace. At Lystra, Paul declared the “living God” to his hearers, reminding them that He is Creator and has given them rain and fruitful seasons. Paul also reminded the Athenians that God had given them life and breath and had also marked out the times and boundaries.

How Does God Work in the World? Part 3; Theology of the Synoptics, Part 8 (The Study of God #41)


This podcast is designed to give you a basic understanding of God, the Bible, and Christian beliefs. J. Dwight Pentecost said, “There is no higher activity in which the mind may be engaged than the pursuit of the knowledge of God.”

Today’s passage of Scripture is Romans 14:17 which reads: “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”

Today’s words from a theologian are from Thomas Aquinas. He said: “We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”

Our first topic for today is titled “How Does God Work in the World? (Part 3)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron.

— Calvinism on Sovereignty and Free Will

Calvinism, named after the French Protestant reformer John Calvin, follows in the tradition of Augustine in emphasizing God’s sovereignty and therefore His complete control over all things. Calvinists affirm that humans make genuine free choices but in a way that is compatible with God’s total sovereignty. (This is the compatibilism view of human free will.) True divine sovereignty and true human freedom are not mutually exclusive, hard as this may be to understand (which Calvinists acknowledge). They are both biblical concepts, so they must be compatible.

Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Synoptics (Part 8)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns.

— DISCUSSION OF SYNOPTIC THEOLOGY: The Doctrine of God

It is necessary to study systematic theology to arrive at a biblically comprehensive picture of the nature and attributes of God. (Even then the infinite God remains incomprehensible.) However, while the Synoptic Gospels provide just one portion in the study of God, “the writers of the NT all share the view of God which is seen in the OT.” Many of God’s attributes are portrayed in the Synoptics, as the following list makes clear.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

How Does God Work in the World? Part 2; Theology of the Synoptics, Part 7 (The Study of God #40)


This podcast is designed to give you a basic understanding of God, the Bible, and Christian beliefs. J. Dwight Pentecost said, “There is no higher activity in which the mind may be engaged than the pursuit of the knowledge of God.”

Let’s start out reading the Word of God Itself. Today’s passage of Scripture is Romans 6:23 which reads: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Today’s words from a theologian are from Samuel Rutherford Quotes. He said: “Think it not hard if you get not your will, nor your delights in this life; God will have you to rejoice in nothing but Himself.”

Our first topic for today is titled “How Does God Work in the World? (Part 2)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron. And, I want to remind you to take advantage of our special offer. If you enjoy this podcast, please feel free to purchase a copy of this book — “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day.” It is available on our website for just $25.

Dr. Daryl Aaron writes…

Answers differ to questions such as these: How does God govern the world? To what extent does He control people and the events of history?

Two classical theological systems need to be introduced at this point: Calvinism and Arminianism. These agree in most areas but disagree on a few very significant matters, namely, providence and predestination (which is really a subcategory of providence).

Briefly stated, Calvinists believe that God meticulously controls His creation down to the details. Arminians believe that God controls in a more general way that allows for genuine human free will. Lately, this issue has been thought of in terms of “divine risk.” Calvinism maintains no risk; God accomplishes His will perfectly and completely. Arminianism holds that God takes a risk in the sense that He allows humans to act contrary to His will, such that His will may not be perfectly accomplished. By the way, the ideas behind both belief systems were around long before the theologians they are named after.

If the Lord tarries His Coming and we live, we will continue looking at this topic in our next podcast.

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Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Synoptics (Part 7)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns. And, I want to remind you to take advantage of our special offer. If you enjoy this podcast, please feel free to purchase a copy of this book — “The Moody Handbook of Theology.” It is available on our website for just $50.

— Introduction to Synoptic Theology: Luke

Author. External evidence is strong in affirming Luke the physician as the author of the third Gospel. The Muratorian Canon reports that Luke, a physician and traveling companion of Paul, traced the matters and compiled a Gospel of Christ’s Life. lrenaeus also testified: “Then Luke, the follower of Paul, recorded in a book the Gospel as it was preached by him.” Clement of Alexandria and Origen also ascribe authorship to Luke.

Date. The date of the writing of Luke is intertwined with the writing of Acts. Acts was probably written in A.D. 63 because the book closes abruptly, describing Paul’s imprisonment, whereas his release, which occurred in A.D. 63, is not mentioned. The statement of Acts 1:1 indicates that the Gospel of Luke was written before Acts. Luke probably wrote near the end of his time in Palestine, perhaps between A.D. 58 and 60.

Audience. Although Luke addressed his Gospel to Theophilus, this was probably a dedication; a Gentile audience is undoubtedly in view as Luke’s audience. Because of Paul’s three missionary journeys there was a great need for a gospel distinct from the others, aimed particularly for the Greek mind. There is considerable evidence for a Greek audience. (1) The genealogy of Jesus is traced to Adam, the father of the entire human race, rather than to a Jewish patriarch. (2) Fulfilled prophecies occur in the sayings of Christ addressed to the Jews, not as narrative apologetics as in Matthew. (3) Jewish terminology, such as “rabbi,” is avoided. (4) Greek names are substituted for Hebrew names.

Theological Purpose. Luke has a cosmopolitan emphasis, stressing the universality of the Gospel and that Jesus is the Redeemer of the world. This is emphasized through linking the genealogy of Jesus with Adam, the common ancestor of all mankind. This emphasis is particularly seen in Luke’s use of parables. “Admission to the Kingdom is open to Samaritans and pagans as well as to Jews; to publicans, sinners and outcasts as well as to respectable people; to the poor as well as to the rich; and to women as well as to men.” This stresses the purpose for Luke’s writing: “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

In our next episode, we will continue looking at the Theology of the Synoptics.

Let’s Pray —

Before we close, dear friend, I want to remind you that while it is important to engage in the study of God, it is far more important that you have a relationship with God. I fear that there are a lot of people who will die knowing a lot about God, but not really knowing God. You don’t want to be one of those people.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, and you want to get to know Him today here’s how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will.

May God bless you and keep you until we meet again.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

How Does God Work in the World? Part 1; Theology of the Synoptics, Part 6 (The Study of God #39)


This podcast is designed to give you a basic understanding of God, the Bible, and Christian beliefs. J. Dwight Pentecost said, “There is no higher activity in which the mind may be engaged than the pursuit of the knowledge of God.”

Today’s passage of Scripture is Romans 5:5 which reads: “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

Today’s words from a theologian are from Robert McAfee Brown. He said: “The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.”

Our first topic for today is titled “How Does God Work in the World? (Part 1)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron.

The Bible teaches that, having created the universe, God continues to be at work in it. He does not abandon it or leave it to operate on its own; rather, he continues to be intimately and actively involved. This is generally known as the doctrine of divine providence, which, more specifically, is regularly described by means of three related ideas.

Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Synoptics (Part 6)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns.

— Introduction to Synoptic Theology: Mark

Author. The early church gave strong witness to John Mark’s authorship of the second gospel. Papias, writing at about A.D. 150, stated: “Mark, having become the interpreter of Peter, wrote down accurately everything that he remembered.” Irenaeus, writing about A.D. 185, stated: “Now after their decease (Peter and Paul), Mark, the disciple and interpreter of Peter, also handed down to us in writing what Peter had preached.”


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

Did God Really Make Everything? Part 5; Theology of the Synoptics, Part 5 (The Study of God #38)


This podcast is designed to give you a basic understanding of God, the Bible, and Christian beliefs. J. Dwight Pentecost said, “There is no higher activity in which the mind may be engaged than the pursuit of the knowledge of God.”

Let’s start out reading the Word of God Itself. Today’s passage of Scripture is Acts 10:34 which reads: “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.”

Today’s words from a theologian are from Philip Schaff. He said: “Jesus Christ is the beginning, the middle, and the end of all. In the Gospels he walks in human form upon the earth, and accomplishes the work of redemption.”

Our first topic for today is titled “Did God Really Make Everything? (Part 5)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron.

What can we learn about creation from the doctrine of creation? Again, that there is meaning and purpose in all God has made — especially human existence. In addition, everyone and everything is totally dependent upon God for existence itself. We are not self-sufficient — we are radically God-dependent, even for our very next breath. This means we are to look to him and trust him for what we need in every dimension of life.

Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Synoptics (Part 5)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns.

— Introduction to Synoptic Theology: Matthew

Author: There is early support suggesting that Matthew, the tax col-lector, originally wrote in Aramaic, an important testimony for the priority of Matthew. Approximately A.D. 150, Papias, bishop of Hierapolis, testified: “So then Matthew composed the oracles in the Hebrew language, and each one interpreted them as he could.” Origen stated that Matthew was prepared for the “convert of Judaism, and published in the Hebrew language.” Irenaeus stated that Matthew wrote while Peter and Paul were still alive; Mark wrote after they had died.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

Did God Really Make Everything? Part 4; Theology of the Synoptics, Part 4 (The Study of God #37)


Today’s passage of Scripture is John 6:33 which reads: “For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.”

Today’s words from a theologian are from Oswald Chambers. He said: “We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe. So he is, but only to God, not to us.”

Our first topic for today is titled “Did God Really Make Everything? (Part 4)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron. And, I want to remind you to take advantage of our special offer. If you enjoy this podcast, please feel free to purchase a copy of this book — “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day.” It is available on our website for just $25.

Dr. Daryl Aaron continues…

— What Creation Reveals

What can we learn about God from the doctrine of creation? As already noted, the Creator is an astoundingly powerful and wise God who loves people, and in his goodness has provided for them through what he has made. So he is a personal and relational God who desires closeness to humans. By the way, we should not imagine that he created people because he was lonely. The doctrine of the Trinity reveals perfect eternal love between its three persons. Rather, God created in order to share his loving goodness, which we experience primarily through relationship.

We see God’s sovereignty in what he has made. The principle is that you are sovereign over what you create (e.g., copyright and patent laws). Therefore, because God created everything, he is sovereign over everything and has the right to rule over it.

We see God’s transcendence, which refers to his being outside of and over his creation; he is not contained within it. Yet he is not only outside and over, he also is down here and very much involved from moment to moment. This is referred to as God’s immanence, and we must regard these realities in balance. God is not either/ or but both/ and. If we so emphasize transcendence that immanence is lost, we arrive at deism — the idea that the Creator God is now off doing other things, no longer involved with what he created. If we so emphasize immanence that transcendence is lost, we arrive at pantheism— the notion that God is so involved in creation that Creator and creation are one and the same; creation is God and God is creation.

If the Lord tarries His coming and we live, we will continue looking at this topic in our next podcast.

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Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Synoptics (Part 4)” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns. And, I want to remind you to take advantage of our special offer. If you enjoy this podcast, please feel free to purchase a copy of this book — “The Moody Handbook of Theology.” It is available on our website for just $50.

— We continue looking at the Modern Developments regarding research into the relationship between the synoptic gospels.

Redaction Criticism.

“Redaction criticism is a method of biblical criticism which seeks to determine the evangelist’s point of view by ascertaining the creative editorial work carried out by him on his sources.” The writer is not merely a historian, but he becomes a theologian in the “modification, composition and creation of tradition.” The writer may be creative, altering or embellishing the historical tradition, or even departing from historical events. An example of this is Gundry’s approach to interpreting Matthew in which he suggests that the visit of the magi was not a historical event but based on the shepherd story that he changed to suit his theological purpose.” Redaction criticism seeks to distinguish between the writer’s theological viewpoint and his source materials.

A major problem, obviously, in attempting to solve the manner in which the gospels were written is that the abovementioned theories are mainly conjecture. There is, for example, no evidence of a Q source. Also, the more recent theories generally build on a thesis that Mark was written first—which is a serious problem because it militates against eighteen centuries of tradition and also the comments of the church fathers. It does not militate against inspiration to suggest Mark was written first and Matthew and Luke borrowed from Mark; however, it appears highly unlikely. Several factors need to be considered in a solution:

(1) The above theories stress the human aspect in the writing of the gospels, which is a legitimate consideration, but it sometimes neglects the divine element. In John 14:26 Jesus promised the disciples the Holy Spirit would “bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” This is an important statement suggesting a supernatural element in the writing of Scripture. How could the gospel writers remember the details of the life of Christ? Or the conversations? Supernaturally. It was promised by the Lord in the upper room. This aspect ought not to be neglected in considering a solution. This is a divine element in the writing of Scripture.

(2) The writers wrote from firsthand knowledge and frequently as eyewitnesses. Matthew and John were eyewitnesses who wrote what they had observed and experienced; Mark wrote through information from Peter; Luke probably gained his knowledge from Paul and others as well as through his own research.

(3) There were other eyewitnesses who saw and heard the Lord and who could provide information. Although it is generally suggested that Luke drew on written sources (and that is certainly possible), Luke 1:23 seems to suggest he investigated eyewitnesses and servants of the Lord who handed the information down to him.

(4) They wrote through divine revelation and inspiration. Some elements simply cannot be explained on human terms. Paul, for instance, wrote and taught as a result of divine revelation; he stresses that he did not receive his gospel from any man—not even the apostles. God revealed His truth to Paul directly.

In our next episode, we will continue looking at the Theology of the Synoptics.

Let’s Pray —

Before we close, dear friend, I want to remind you that while it is important to engage in the study of God, it is far more important that you have a relationship with God. I fear that there are a lot of people who will die knowing a lot about God, but not really knowing God. You don’t want to be one of those people.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, and you want to get to know Him today here’s how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will.

May God bless you and keep you until we meet again.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.