With all the excitement around the debate I have not had the opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for the first year of StandardSacredText.com. We started this website on September 25, 2021. In this post I wanted to share some of the incredible things the Lord has done over this last year.
1.) It was my intention to write every day with the exception of Sundays and by God’s grace we were able to do that. Between Dr. Van Kleeck Sr. and myself we were able to post over 500 articles to StandardSacredText.com. These articles amounted to over 370,000 words.
2.) As far as exposure in our first year we have reach people from around the globe whether in Singapore, Australia, the UK, as well as people in Canada and the USA. All told we have reached people from 94 different countries in the first year of this blog.
3.) In our first month we had 1 view per day and by the end of our first year we had 255 views per day. In total we had over 20,000 views and nearly 7,500 visitors to the website in our first year.
4.) We have had over 2,000 shares of our material across Facebook, Twitter, and email and hundreds of comments.
5.) Over this last year we have put out four books – Then He Poked the Bear, A Philosophical Grounding for a Standard Sacred Text, An Exegetical Grounding for a Standard Sacred Text, and A Theological Grounding for a Standard Sacred Text. By God’s grace we have been able to sell on average 1 book a day in our first year.
6.) On September 24th, one day before the first anniversary of this website, I was able to have the opportunity to debate Dr. James White on the subject of the Textus Receptus, which I thought was a gracious and fitting conclusion to our first year of work here at StandardSacredText.com
For all of this we praise the Triune God of Heaven and Earth. We praise Him for strength and words and perseverance. We praise him for the years of provision in learning and studying and preparing which has brought us to this place. We praise Him for His word and that it is in our own language. We praise the God of all comfort who has brought others alongside us to challenge us and encourage us. We praise Him for a year of life and breath and we ask that in His grace and according to His will that our Creator and Sustainer continue to lift up His countenance upon us that we may continue this work.