WELCOME

to Sun & Shield–a website where I will post my thoughts, notes, and other writings pertaining to God, Christianity, the Bible and many other topics from a Christian viewpoint.

I chose Psalm 84:11 as the focus scripture for this website–“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”  It explains concisely who God is to me.  He is my sun because, like the sun that helps me see physically, he helps me see spiritually the path he wants me to walk in and he gives me insight to discern lies from truth and evil from righteousness.

He is my shield because he protects me from things, situations, and persons (spiritual and physical) who want to do me harm since I belong to him.  In the midst of my walking in him, he grants me the grace to be who he wants me to be and when I live in that, his glory surrounds me.  Additionally, as I walk upright (in obedience to his commands), he showers me with all kinds of good things that enhance my spiritual walk with him and help me grow closer to him.

My prayer is that this blog will be an inspiration and admonition to all Christian brothers and sisters that stop by.  If you see anything on this blog that you feel can be used to edify fellow believers where you are, you have my permission to use it freely.  All I ask is that you give me the credit for any work that I originated and that my work is not used for monetary gain.  All of the information I post here is free of charge since I believe that whatever I share that is of the Holy Spirit is what God gave to me without charge.  Additionally, with us living in the end times, it is important that Christians have as much truthful information as we can get without worrying how much it may cost financially because a lot of Christians aren’t wealthy enough to purchase everything that may be of help to them.  So may God bless you as you read what I have shared and may you be encouraged to search the scriptures to see whether the things I speak of are in agreement with God’s word.


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22 thoughts on “WELCOME

  1. Read your blog on ‘Christians arn’t superior….’ Wonderful post. The more the words of God are read the deeper the truths. AMEN and AMEN “I am that I am”. Thank you for this xx Jacqui xx

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  2. Hello Harry,

    (sorry I think I sent this in wrong section – sending again)

    I read some of your topics here and am blessed by some of your words and wisdom in some of the topics.

    My brother and I just came out of an institutional church of 15yrs. We tithed and gave to bldg pograms and offerings. We now believe more in early church set up, small groups, more family oriented rather than a big church controlled by a pastor with a vision.

    Anyway, our pastor is banning us from the church, he does not want us to mingle with all our old friends, etc, due to that it might “confuse” them. He is trying to protect his sheep type of thing. We don’t even care to go anymore, that is not the point. But just the fact he telling us to stay away, etc.

    Anyway, we both gave combined in 15 yrs all tithe and bldg prog and offerings over $250k.

    We now feel we want to ask for “some” of the money back, especially bldg prgrams and some tithes, since we dont believe in the tithe anymore.

    What is your opinion on this? As far as I’m concerned, we gave into something we now no longer believe in, and they used it for their own materialism, and building their kingdom, and going on vacations.

    I want to watch against coveteousness. but dont you think we deserve at least some of the $ back. At least the bldg program offerings which amount to about $100k alone?

    Also, the fact he is saying we are not allowed there. My view is, then I have a stake in “your” church, so give me my money back!

    What do you think?

    Searching for wisdom on this and right thing to do, thanks, Joe D

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  3. Don’t ask for your money back. Let God deal with your former church in the way he sees fit. God is able to provide much more for you to replace what you think you wasted on your former church. Suffer the wrong and thank God you have been delivered out of the midst of people who didn’t have a genuine love for you or God. I’ve been in a similar situation before and once I left I was so happy God had revealed his truth to me that I wasn’t even thinking about the money. Maybe you should read 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 and gather what wisdom you can from it. I know what they did hurt you deeply, but forgive them and look forward to what God has for you in the future.

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  4. Been reading your blog. Love it. I just started one too. I’d appreciate your comment on my articles. Thanks.

    christianway.blogsites.com

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  5. harryagaylord I am doing some research on the stones and found your artical on the breastplate very helpful. I am researching the foundation stones in the New Jerusalem and was wondering if perhaps you have any information that you might be able to pass on to me. I would appriciate it.

    If anyone has anything please any help would be greatly appriciated.

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  6. LENA,

    You might want to try the following two sources:

    The Book of Revelation: (an Exposition) by Kevin J. Conner published in 2001

    Stones of the Bible by Stephen E. Pierce published in 2006

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  7. Hello Harry,
    I am a Christian who was just called back to the Savior about 6 weeks ago now.
    I am thankful for your help and guidance at this time as I get back into the Bible, for it has been many years, and I am indeed need of help!
    My question to you today is this. My family and I have a big vacation planned the first week of May. We are to go on a cruise to the Caribbean in celebration of my Daughters and Son-in-law’s 10th anniversary. I must travel on Saturday, and get on the ship on Sunday and my concern is keeping the Sabbath. I am alone presently in this concern, for none of my family are saved. There is a chapel on board, and of course my Bible will be with. I am praying on this, and am asking for guidance. Do you think I am doing wrong by traveling on Saturday and Sunday? I haven’t been to a church yet here, I am looking to find one. These plans were made long ago, and I really feel we may not have future trips like this because I really believe we don’t have much time here on this earth that will be as it is now. Don’t think I haven’t given thought to all that is taking place in the world now, and even traveling to these places are giving me pause now, but really I have given myself over completely this time, and Thy Will Be Done.
    Anyway, thanks for being here for people like me. God Bless you

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  8. Allison,

    As long as you are devoted to the Lord, I don’t think you have to be overly-concerned about religious rituals. We have freedom in Christ from trying to keep laws like what day we should worship on. With regard to observing days like the sabbath, Paul tells us in Romans 14 “Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.”

    So you are God’s servant and no one has the right to judge you about what day to worship on. Besides, God is omnipresent and you can worship him right on the cruise where you’ll be. Jesus fulfilled the whole law on our behalf including sabbaths, “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:” [Colossians 2:16]

    Worshipping the Lord, now that you’re in Christ, is a 24/7 lifestyle and is not about a time or place. So enjoy your family, enjoy your cruise, and enjoy your devotional time meditating on God’s word while you’re on the cruise! God bless you.

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  9. Thank you Harry for clarifying this to me.
    I feel like worship all the day and night these days as I have a lot to catch up with my Lord.
    Praise Jesus!

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  10. what an awesome historical fact about Einstein & Hubble? wow I am very interested in apologetics and have some friends who are agnostic. is it possible to get Sun & Shield via email regularly?

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  11. Hello Harry,

    I have tried to travel with the Israelis from egypt to jericho with moses. I am arriving at the conclusion that it is just possible that the entire journey makes more sense if God was walking them the border of his promised land. I think israel border should be covering part of egypt (med. sea to bitter lakes, then down the red sea through succoth down to migdol then across the red sea to encompass gulf of aqba (biting saudi arabia); then bites a huge chunk of jordan by going round sinai/mt. al lawiz then further up past mt paran and past the dead sea but deep into Jordan up to Amman; maybe snipping a bit of Syria. Remember the tribes of reuben and gilead never crossed the jordan in settlement. if this is the same blue print israel is using to recapture the promised land, then we have quite a number of years of israel-arab bloodshed ahead of us. Palestinians are just the beginning.

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  12. There seems to be a huge amount of historical and collaborated evidence of the bible stories, both old and new testaments… I am looking at this:

    7 And hee tooke sixe hundred chosen charets, and all the charets of Egypt, and captaines ouer euery one of them. 8 And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh King of Egypt,………28 And the waters returned, and couered the charets, and the horsemen, and all the hoste of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them: there remained not so much as one of them…….

    … the entire army and pharaoh have just been wiped out. Egyptians were fairly advanced. Is there in recorded history of Egypt, information on this catastrophe.

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    1. No one has found any evidence in the hieroglyphs or other ancient Egyptian writings yet about Pharaoh & his army. But they did find that Egyptians were ashamed of recording their defeats. For instance, it’s now historical fact that the ancient Hittite empire defeated Egypt in a large war, but Egypt’s account has the Egyptians defeating the Hittites. However, explorers have found what they say are ancient chariots at the bottom of the Red Sea which are now covered in coral. See here for the story: http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/chariots-in-red-sea-irrefutable-evidence/

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  13. Harry, Your site has intrigued me to ask where I can get further information about the foundational doctrine of Christianity. You give some information here, but I really would like to get the rest of it. — Thank you in advance.

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    1. Hi, Mark. The best way to find the foundational doctrines of Christianity is to read the Bible, preferably the King James Version. You especially want to avoid the New World Translation, the Roman Catholic Bible, and the New Jerusalem Bible. Many Bibles are on the market that delete from or add to God’s words, leading to false doctrines. I would suggest starting with the first 11 chapters of Genesis and then read the gospels of the New Testament, especially John.

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  14. Hi Harry, I enjoy reading through some of your articles. They all make very valid points.
    Something that interests me, and causes me to question my faith sometimes is this,
    Why is it that some babies are born dead? Or some with terrible disorders, or diseases. I am aware that this sometimes proves to be the fault of the parent. But then there are other times when for no clear reason at all, a child comes out of the womb dead, or with a deformed face. If you could answer this question it would be great. Thanks…

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    1. I’m going to be direct here. I don’t mind sincere questions or people leaving comments to take me to task on my viewpoints or people who just want to express themselves about something. But what I don’t like is when people troll. You’ve come here a few times to leave a few comments–sometimes pretending you’re a Christian who wants to know something and other times you claim to be someone doubting the Bible’s validity. I’m really not interested in playing your games. So if you can’t be real, then you need to move on to troll some other website. And I’m not saying this because I dislike you or anything. I pray for everyone, troll or not, who comes here and my prayers are out of love for even those who wish to make themselves my enemy. But you’re wasting my time & yours if you’re not going to be honest.

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  15. Hello Harry
    I read one of your articles “A quick comparison between Hinduism and Christianity”, some of the information about Hinduism is not quite correct, so I was wondering whether you have actually read the Hindu Scriptures that you mentioned, thoroughly. Just asking this because at the end you said “Hindu scriptures obviously contradict each other and pass off fairy tales as the truth, the Bible states truth that was verified by science centuries” and I think it would offend Hindus.
    I know you have a strong belief in Christianity and you are just sharing your view to the world, however saying Hindu scriptures pass off fairy tales as the truth is very inconsiderate of you. I agree that there are some superstitions in Hinduism and I am sure there are some in Christianity as well, however it can not be concluded as ‘Hindu scriptures’ are passing off ‘fairy tales’ as the truth.
    I request you to rephrase/ change the words in that article. I would really appreciate if you took the request in consideration.
    Thank you

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    1. Twinkle,

      If the truth offends you, you don’t have to read it. I give the specific location in the Hindu scriptures where the false doctrines are found, so either you didn’t really read my whole article or you’re just a troll who came here upset that I would expose your religion for the lie it is. It’s interesting that instead of quoting from Hindu scripture, you just made up the idea that I got things wrong. Prove it. I proved my points, now prove yours. Have you even read the Hindu scriptures yourself? Because I give direct quotes from them in the correct context. My purpose for my blog is not to bend to the will of pagans, but to let you know you’re on the wrong path and that danger lies ahead if you don’t change course. Your life is in danger. Seek the Lord Jesus and repent so he can save you from your sins.

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