Wolf Howling at the Moon


My name is Gary Moore.  We who speak out God’s truth must always be careful not to lay fingertip on His glory.  Therefore I sought anonymity and wrote under the name Eutychus (Acts 20:9), which is what I like to call my sense of humor.  After all, how can you be listening to Jesus and fall asleep?   I desired that focus rest on the message, not the messenger.  However, I've been told that some people find it easier to read things when they know the person who is sharing.  If you are one of those then here is some information about me.

Over my mother’s objections, the summer of 1968, after high school graduation, I traveled to British Columbia; Missoula, Montana; then onto Quebec where I spent six weeks. I went to Quebec with a youth missionary organization, Youth With A Mission (YWAM). While in Quebec, four other young men and I passed out some 100,000 pieces of literature while living in a camper. That summer I wrote out a blank check addressed to God and drawn on the remainder of my life. Throughout the years there have been times when I neither felt much like, nor did I see evidence that, I was Christian. Yet, I spoke to God and told Him that if He retained the check I would not retrieve it. Sometimes that has been all I have had to continue on.

In 1969 I went to Switzerland with YWAM to attend a fourteen month School of Evangelism (SOE).  There I met Jan, who later became my wife.  I ended up going back to the United States thinking I'd not see her again.    Near Valentine’s Day 1971 I was shopping and, noticing the card rack, I thought of Jan. So I picked out a card and mailed it to Switzerland. Unbeknownst to me, she’d returned to California, only 400 miles from me.

The card finally tracked her down … six weeks later. Her thought was, “What kind of dweeb sends Valentine’s card in March? This I have to check out.” She called and we arranged for her to come visit. (She had written to my parents while in Switzerland but they had not met.) As it happened her visit occurred the week I was to report to Ft. Ord for basic training. We spent time together, got re-acquainted, and decided that we were much better together than apart. I went off to Basic Training. We wrote, called, and by six weeks into Basic Training, decided to marry during the two weeks leave before I reported for language school. That gave us only two weeks to put it all together. In June 1971 we married in the church Jan had attended since Jr. High.

We, OK...
I, joke that we had a child born in each country where we were stationed: Chantelle (1972) San Angelo, TX; Nate (1974) Berlin, Germany; and Ian (1978 ) Misawa, Japan. Before Nate was born, Jan and I lost a baby during pregnancy. All tolled we spent eleven years in the US Army, finishing out our Army time in Monterey, CA. We remained there an additional two years until we discovered that Nate, then in fourth grade, was allergic to mold and mildew, the two major components of the Monterey soil. We moved to the San Diego area, where, overnight, he turned into a new healthy kid. In 1991 we purchased our first house where we still live and where it’s likely we will remain.

I was raised in the Assemblies of God denomination then, when I turned eighteen, I found that their membership requirements attempted to legislate my private convictions. I refused and have remained trans-denominational every since. Early on in our marriage Jan and became aware of the walls churches erect but decided that, if we float with the Spirit’s ebb and flow, then the walls will be of no concern to us and we’ll not recognize their flooded existence. So Jan and I have effortlessly floated from one group to another pollinating one by the other as the Lord directed.


Attribute of God that I believe most central:
Faithfulness:  were He ever to move/prove unfaithful, all else would be moot.

Favorite one-liners:
“Walking in the Spirit is simple, you simply do the next small thing God asks of you.”
Joy Dawson, paraphrased

Those to whom you may be speaking will never care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Not attributed

“Our public witness is the 1/10th of the iceberg that can not be pressed under regardless of the berg’s over all mass, great or little. (the 9/10th is our private devotions).”
Corrie ten Boom, paraphrased

“The wife is at least 50% of every union’s guidance system. Any man who ignores her input foolishly disables himself and the family he leads.”
Gary Moore

Favorite verses (in no particular order):
“The LORD has told us what is good. What he requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God.”
(Micah 6:8 GNB)

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
(Romans 8:28 NASB)

“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
(Lamentations 3:21-23 ESV)

“To fear the LORD is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.”
(Proverbs 8:13 HCSB)

“He revealed His ways to Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel.”
(Psalms 103:7 HCSB)

“Therefore, take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, …”
(Ephesians 6:13-14 DRB)

“And Moses said to the people: Fear not: stand, and see the great wonders of the Lord, which he will do this day; for the Egyptians, whom you see now, you shall see no more for ever.”
(Exodus 14:13 DRB)

Theologically speaking:
I am of the Elephantine School. At best I’m like a blind man grabbing onto one or other pachyderm appendage then attempting to describe the whole to others. I may be right about some of what I know, but I certainly will be wrong more than I am correct. Further, I believe God planned it this way to force us, His kids, to live in forgiveness and dependency on the rest of the body for an approximate idea of the infinite God. I actually believe He chooses to show you one facet of His nature and me another.

I believe God hasn’t changed one iota since Eden. In Eden man knew instinctually what God expected of him. As time passed and rebellion degraded our collective conscience it became necessary for our Father to state explicitly what, until Egypt, had been an understanding
arrow the 10 Commandments (first 4 are vertical and the last 6 horizontal). Then when Jesus came back to 2, Love God (vertical), Love your neighbor (horizontal). Then in Paul’s writings “For the entire law is fulfilled in one statement: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:14 HCSB)

All theology must:
1) Be consistent with all scripture
2) Be logical, follow a logical progression
3) Answer the questions posed to us by a searching world
4) Draw the adherent closer in relationship to God


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