INTRO TO ROGER HATHAWAY, Author of this web site.
Here is a picture of me in Alaska, about 1999.
MY PERSONAL BIO:
After five years in a Protestant Theological Seminary in the early 1960s, with about 15 months in active ministry, I turned away from that career in order to search for the real Truth. I follow Christ and I believe the Holy Spirit works in each child of our Father uniquely, enlightening his mind to an unfolding series of continuing revelations if he is willing to hear. Protestant theology locked its doors to further insights several centuries ago. No theologian is permitted to question dogmas that were formed by the great Reformers. To walk onward toward Truth, one must leave the organization and walk alone. In CHRIST/S NEW COVENANT, God tells preachers and teachers to stand aside, that He will work His laws in our hearts and minds as individuals. A seeker must trust God to keep His end of that contract, trusting that He will not misguide or abandon a sincere questioner. It is significant and terribly sad that the modern church does NOT TEACH the New Covenant, the very contract under which Christians live! Do you know where the New Covenant is located in the Bible, or what it says, or with whom that contract was made? Most Christian preachers and theologians do not know, and that fact should jar you hard, causing you to take a look for yourself. And that is just a starting point on the path to Truth, which is Christ.
I'm getting old now, a little eccentric, and not open to arguing. If you have credible information to refute something I say, I would be grateful to learn of it. If you disagree with me because you learned differently in your church or theological school, you can save your breath because I've been there, and that isn't where I'm at anymore. If you want to know the Truth for yourself, it is up to you to search for it. Christ is the Truth and the Light, and whatever real Truth you find will be ONLY by that Light, with help from the Spirit of God which reveals it to you. My words may or may not be useful in stimulating such revelation in your own self; I make no claim for them, except that I do my best to search objectively for Truth, whatever that may be.
I have no affiliation or allegiance with any group in the world. I cite no sectarian creed. I have no vested interest in any particular agenda. I don't lecture or preach, nor do I have followers who depend upon me to adhere to something I've already written or said in the past. Without such ties, I've been able to revise my beliefs as my understanding grew, and as the big-picture developed in my mind. Now I'm presenting those ideas on this web site. I am a seeker of Truth, on a difficult path, and am not so vain as to think I have arrived at the final end of that search. Rather, it is up to you to examine for yourself every belief and accept or reject as you feel best. I take no responsibility or credit for what you decide to believe.
I consider myself a contemplative, one who seeks God through contemplation, studies, and prayer. If my spiritual "self" is the REAL me, then it is that self which I wish to develop and become. That statement pretty much describes the path of a "mystic," a passive-receptive state in comparison to religion which is active.
I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1938. Went to Concordia Theological Seminary 1960 to 1965: Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Completed 15 months Vicarage (assistant pastor) in Jacksonville, Illinois. Married Lisa Wolf in 1965, during Vicarage, after meeting her father as a student in the same Seminary; she was teaching Lutheran elementary school in Marietta, Georgia at the time. After Vicarage, I then stepped away from the business of religion as a career path. My work has been as a Civil Engineering draftsman, cartography, construction, building maintenance, City Police Officer, restaurant owner, and a few other drifter jobs.
My spiritual studies are no longer in subjects of dogmatics or other academics, but my search is for Truth, regardless where that search takes me. History and philosophy are natural adjuncts to theology, along with the sciences. I see God at work in all of them, and see in them a revelation of Him. I want to know the divine plan for this earth. I want to know who are the good guys and the bad guys, and how their contest is played out. The papers published on this web site tell you most about me. My personal quest for Truth is who I am.
Since 1993 until 2002 we lived in a small log cabin in Eagle, Alaska, a town born in the Klondike Gold Rush. About 120 people live inside the town limits, with about the same number living in the surrounding region. The town is on the bank of the Yukon River, near the Canada border. There is a summer-time dirt road to Eagle, 160 miles long, which permits us to drive to Fairbanks or Anchorage for supplies in the spring and fall. From October to April, the road is closed and only small single-engine planes carry passengers and mail the 90 minute flight to Fairbanks. Many of us use snowmobiles for transportation during winter; some use cars in town when the temperature isn't too cold; and some use dog-teams with sleds. Our cabin has electricity from the town generator, but few homes have running water. There is no sewage system. We have an outhouse. We heat with fuel oil, but many burn firewood. Eagle has one small general store with a gas pump, along with a summer-time Cafe and Motel and Laundromat. [Store, Cafe, Motel, & all waterfront homes were carried away by ice flows in the Spring 2009 river breakup] Of course, we have a Post Office, and beside the grocery store that is where most contact with neighbors happens. We get one TV station, which is public-funded and selects the poorest programming from the major networks. We get no national network news. Radio station signals don't reach this far. We are at the end of the road, at the edge of the world, and that pretty much explains why residents are attracted here.
As for churches, there is a small Baptist-type church here in Eagle that is content with the very simplest of traditional Sunday School teachings. They have a statement of beliefs which serves as their creed, and be it right or wrong, they believe "grace is enough." They don't search or dialogue or evangelize, nor will they look at anything published outside their own group. They seem content to wait idly for a "rapture." Obviously, one like me who thinks, searches, questions, and re-examines would be a thorn in their side, and I have no wish to upset my friends here, for they are the most upstanding and truly good people in this town. They are much like my own family members, and like most Christians who don't know the New Covenant. On one hand I believe God will, sometime soon, awaken His own (Ezekiel's Dry Bones) to Truth, but I also worry about anyone's unwillingness to search for it. Has one, by that unwillingness, rejected His gift of "love of Truth," as described in II Thess. 2:10? Some beliefs, like "rapture," are so unfounded, that God must have sent them that "powerful delusion that causes them to believe falsehood" of verse 11. Is God making it impossible for them to see Truth? That seems unfair, and I often harangue God about it, praying for their release. I really do hope that "grace" turns out to be enough for them! Ultimately, I'm confident that God won't lose any of His own "chosen" ones! As for my wife and me, we use Sundays for quiet contemplation and studies and we play spiritual music CDs. Lisa plays her harp, and I feel blessed to listen to her practice a few hours each day. Sometimes I wonder how heaven could be any better than what I already have! Lisa and I moved from Alaska to Virginia in fall of 2002.
In Virginia the website has grown considerably as insights continue to flow. I'm writing this now in April 2009. Knowing that we European race Christians are the real twelve tribes of Israel prompts me to ponder what tribe I might belong to. My opinion is that our tribes are so mixed that the question is probably not realistic any more. I have a banner over my door on which a gold Lion of Juda is against a dark blue velvet background. Juda was the tribe of Royalty, but I have a personal aversion to ruling over anyone, preferring to encourage each person to his own self-empowerment. Sometimes I've thought I might fit the role of Levite because of my compulsion to plead the cause of my people to our Father, and to represent His Will and His Love. Recently, Numbers 8:25 jarred my realization that Levite might be my assigned role. I ended my Seminary schooling at 25 years old and ended my working career at 51 years old. Numbers 8:23-25 reads: "And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, This is the ordinance for the Levites; From twenty-five years old and upward, they shall go in to do the work in the Tabernacle of Witness. And from fifty years old, they shall cease from the public service, and shall not work any longer." Well, at fifty years old, I made a stupid move to Costa Mesa, California to work for an old boss who requested me there (civil engineering). At fifty one years old a motorcycle accident and resultant brain damage ended that work and I have been retired ever since. Perhaps God has directed my life more than I suspected.
If you have read materials on this web site already, you know that they are radically non-traditional. If you are beginning to see the big-picture of God's grand design, you are probably thrilled and perhaps a little apprehensive. How can it be so simple and yet not seen by someone during nearly 2,000 years of Christianity? Why haven't physicists, astronomers, or historians solved the riddle? Why would God give someone like me such a precious gift, and not to some of those great jewels who have given their lives in years past? Why, why? I suggest that those same questions might be yours because they have been my constant companions over the years. Several times I have turned away from this work because my conclusions were too upsetting to me. I thought that I must be wrong; perhaps my vanity led me into a false direction. I've struggled intensely with such questions, and God never spoke into my ear with any clear answer. Usually, after a spell away from the work, the picture would form a little clearer in my mind, and I would see how another piece of the great puzzle fell neatly into place. How I wish that I was more capable academically and with more languages! There are so many men more educated and just as sincere; how can I help but wonder "why me?" If I accept that I was chosen to serve as this particular tool, then I worry anxiously that I've been a slackard, that I should have applied myself more vigorously, that I've fallen short of what God wanted of me. Well, those are thoughts that taunt me. And as the picture develops more clearly in my mind, and I see the magnificence of God's design, it seems to me that there is no greater treasure on this planet than this information which He gives to you through me. Philosophers and theologians have sought these solutions for so many centuries, and now, in these end times, God is removing the veils which hid it from our minds. What a glorious thrill it is to see that Grand Throne, and Him who occupies it, being expressed through His Elect into our perceptions where we can perform the act of Life and the battle between good and evil! As the kingdom of World loses its mystery, the kingdom of Heaven is also being revealed in its Glory. What an indescribable thrill it is to live at this moment in history! I pray most fervently that there are large numbers of God's Elect across the land who are realizing things similar to these insights which have been granted me. I know I am not alone, and I'm sure there are many who feel much as I do, that they/you are standing quite alone because you aren't hearing the others who think like you do. It is for those/you that I share my thoughts, and I would sure enjoy hearing yours. It is also my prayer that others might surpass these elementary concepts which I offer, for I know that my work is only a part of the foundation upon which the kingdom of Heaven will be constructed. My home address is Roger Hathaway, 1125 Goldfinch Lane, Jewell Ridge, VA 24622.
My writings are intended for the precious few spiritual seekers for whom Truth is the highest value, even above life itself. My work is not part of any income program, nor do I seek any donations. I fear that merchandising Christ would cost me my soul! Jesus did not sell His work, nor do I. My reward will be the knowledge that I have tried my best to be one of God's tools in the enlightenment of members of our Christ-family.
I pray God fills you with His Spirit, and you find your ultimate satisfaction in being His offspring
in Christ, His anointed one.
From Roger Hathaway
Roger in Virginia, 2004
Wife: Lisa at her Harp.
My work is available on this website and no one needs my personal input. As I've made clear, my work is mere words; it is the Holy Spirit who teaches you the meaning. You don't need me. I've done it for my Israelite Family, and God will be your teacher. Important is not who carries the water, but that you will to drink. Pray that you are guided to Truth and saved from error, and trust in Him to keep you. Whether I live or die is unimportant to your path. It is also something I have no preference about, for I am just an experience of Him anyway. My fulfillment and my joy is complete. Amen. As a pilot, I'd like to pick up the mike and say, "Heaven's Tower, RogerH is turning final for runway 00; this will be a full stop."
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First picture is Roger at 71 yrs age in 2010. Second is wife: Lisa.
My personal values are revealed in those things which I most enjoy in our culture. I am not a musician, but here is a list of my treasured choices.
MOST FAVORITES of: Roger Hathaway, as of January 2011
MUSIC PIECE, RELIGIOUS: Et Incarnatus Est from Mozartís Great Mass in C Minor
MUSIC PIECE, SECULAR: Mozartís Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 by Edith Mathis
SONG, RELIGIOUS: Behold a Host Arrayed in White
SONG, SECULAR: Do You Hear the People Sing?, I Dreamed a Dream, Dark Lochnagar
COMPOSERS: Mozart, Hank Williams, Stephen Foster
SINGERS: Frederica von Stade, Kathleen Battle, Hank Williams, Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash (Gospel), Ernest Tubb
POETS: Alfred Lord Tennyson; Robert Service
POEMS: Idylls of the King by Tennyson; Ode to Ulysses by Tennyson; Penelopeís Lament by Lisa Hathaway (click on http://divinepageant.com/Nontheological/Lisas%20poems.htm)
LITERATURE/FICTION: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand; Les Miserables by Victor Hugo; Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas; East of Eden by Steinbeck; Sojourner by Marjorie K. Rawlings.
LITERATURE/NON-FICTION: Klondike, by Pierre Berton; Arundel/Rabble In Arms/Northwest Passage, by Kenneth Roberts; Great Pyramid Decoded, by Peter Tomkins;
AUTHORS: Victor Hugo, Ayn Rand, Herman Hesse, Nikos Kazantzakis, John Steinbeck, Kenneth Roberts, Mark Twain.
BOOKS MOST IMPACT on my life (beside Bible): Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand; East of Eden, by John Steinbeck; Saviors of God, by Nikos Kazantzakis;
MOST SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL EVENTS in my opinion (beside Jesus): King Arthur unified Britain ca. 550ad; Protestant Reformation breaks from Roman Catholic tyranny in 16th Century; Destruction of American South for the banksters in 1860's; Zionism organized in 1897 to exterminate the white race by wars and race-mixing.
FAVORITE MOVIES: CAMELOT 1967, w/Richard Harris; COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO 1998, w/Gerard Depardieu; THE FOUNTAINHEAD 1949, w/Gary Cooper; HEIDI 1968, w/Jennifer Edwards; LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN 1972, w/Paul Newman; MAJOR BARBARA 1941, w/Wendy Hiller; THE SECRET GARDEN 1975, w/Sarah Hollis Andrews; V FOR VENDETTA 2005, w/Hugo Weaving; EDUCATING RITA 1983, w/Michael Caine; FINDING FORRESTER 2000, w/Sean Connery, THE KINGFISHER 1983, w/Wendy Hiller; SECONDHAND LIONS 2003, w/Robert Duvall; PORTRAIT OF JENNIE 1948, W/Jennifer Jones (my No. 1)
FAVORITE ACTORS: Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Richard Burton, Michael Caine
MOST HANDSOME MEN: Cary Grant, Clark Gable
FAVORITE ACTRESSES: Wendy Hiller, Grace Kelly
MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN: Diane Varsi, Teresa Wright, Jennifer Jones, Moira Shearer
FAVORITE EVENT of my life: Flying my own airplane; being alone in desolate arctic wilderness at fifty below; having my own dairy cow, Pretty Girl, for several years.
RECREATIONAL PASTIMES: Writing inspired works, classic movies, reading good literature
FOODS/DRINKS: Rib Steak over an open fire, Strawberry Shortcake, Good wine, Rye Whiskey.
FAVORITE WHATEVER, not listed above: Quiet solitude.
WHAT ANGERS ME MOST: corrupt leaders, unjust courts, destruction of traditional Christian values, sleazy entertainment, lying news-media, political oppression, worship at an altar (TV) of Christ's enemy in most living rooms by God's own children.
HOW I WOULD DESCRIBE MY LIFE: Youth was a confusing fog, unable to find a place among peers; as a result, I became very independent. Adulthood was a continually changing series of adventures, careers, locations, and friendships, never carrying any past to the next stage. Always a vagabond, never a home, never a hope for tomorrow. PHYSICALLY: healthy and vibrant; EMOTIONALLY: unfeeling of normal daily vicissitudes but deeply touched by noble values; INTELLECTUALLY: thrilled by works from great minds; SPIRITUALLY: spirit is everything, flesh is nothing. Quiet contemplation with God is the essence of my SELF. I did the best I could with my life; I am content. I might say that I see my role on this stage as the Gulley Jimson of God's Truth, uncompromising, undaunted. I yearn for oblivion, abhorring fame. This website is my "David" (Michaelangelo's statue), for which I was God's chisel; the statue is everything, the tool was no more than that. That's the way I want it.
EPITAPH FOR MY TOMBSTONE: A WISP OF WIND GONE ON