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About Me

My name is Edward L. Bromfield; Ed or Eddie to most folks; I’m really not a very formal person. I am married to a wonderful woman for 40 years, have two beautiful daughters and two wonderful grandchildren. Both my daughters are married to wonderful husbands, and it pleases me to have lived long enough to see both of them fulfilling their lifelong dreams while walking with the Lord.

I enjoy living in central, eastern Pennsylvania in an old farm house in the Blue Mountains. Among my favorite past-times are enjoying my grandchildren, discussing things about Jesus with folks who enjoy such discussions, and simply enjoying my family and the times we are together.

I am the administrator of Smoodock’s Blog, and attend a Bible believing church. I’d rather not point out its denomination, because it may not necessarily endorse all of what I claim here, although we would agree upon all we are willing to die for. I am a Sunday school teacher and really enjoy sharing Christ in this way.

I am over 65 and getting older, but I’m fine with that; I have learned to appreciate each stage of my life, from youth to the present. Looking back I am surprised with the brevity, disappointed with how much I’ve really learned, amused with how serious I have taken myself, and glad for Jesus in my life. I am a husband, a father, a grandfather and a Christian, and I’m still learning how to to be good at what I am. I like to read, but I appreciate most reading about things that concern my faith. I suppose I am focused, but probably not as retentive as I would like to be.

Awhile back I fell in love with the book of Acts and have decided to make this book together with my thoughts about Luke and Paul the theme of this blog. I think there is a lot to learn about the Gospel by concentrating on a theme such as this. At least I hope to learn more as the Spirit is willing to open the Scriptures. Perhaps in the process we can learn together. I pray this will be so. I love to interact with others in these things, as it helps the learning process. I do believe the Bible is God’s word for us, so it will be assumed he is correct, and we are learning. May God bless one and all who read this blog and especially those who choose to participate through commenting.

Eddie (Email address: locator32@gmail.com)

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16 responses to “About Me

  1. Phil

    May 27, 2017 at 09:12

    Ed. Enjoyed the article. I’m trying to better understand what Paul calls “gospel of the circumcision” versus “gospel of the uncircumcision” in Galatians

     
    • Eddie

      May 27, 2017 at 22:23

      Hi Phil and welcome. Which article are you referring to? I’m not certain about what you are looking for, but based upon its face value, the Gospel of the circumcision is the Gospel to the Jews, and they are bound by the Old Testament Law, kosher, Sabbath, Holy Days etc. The “Law of Moses” is / was a national law, and it pertained to the Jews. Gentiles are not bound by the Old Testament Law. We have our own laws in our respective countries, and we must obey them in the Lord–respect authority etc.

      Hope this helps, and may the Lord bless you in your desire for understanding.

       
  2. Lisa Nelson

    December 25, 2016 at 09:15

    Merry Christmas to you Ed and your family! Concerning your article on who Theophilus might have been I think you are correct. Last Sunday my pastor stated that Theophilus is pertaining to Christian believers but that didn’t make sense to me. If that were true, wouldn’t he address Christian believers as “Beloved” or “little children” or “Christians” since at that time that is the name that followers of Christ “the way” we’re beginning to be known. So I was searching for the answer of who Theophilus might be and found your article. Thank you for helping to shed light on the identity of Theophilus!

     
    • Eddie

      December 25, 2016 at 23:51

      Greetings Lisa, and Merry Christmas to you too. I hope you and your family had a wonderful day.

      Thank you for reading and for your encouraging comment. Many people believe Theophilus is “friend of God” (the meaning of the name), but if Luke means for us to understand the name this way, he gives no hints, nor does anyone else us it this way. Others think he was Paul’s lawyer to whom Luke wrote to give him background for that defense in Rome, but the problem with that is: Paul always defended himself. He loved testifying of Jesus when before the authorities, so that idea, in my opinion, is least trustworthy. Still others think Theophilus was a wealthy man who paid the expenses for Luke to write, but this is an opinion without support.

      The most supported opinion is the one I have chosen to believe (and I am not the originator of that idea–I, too, looked for better reasoning). Theophilus was a real person in the 1st century AD and a high priest at Jerusalem. Old Testament prophets did write to Jewish authorities who opposed the word of God, so Luke doing so by writing to Theophilus makes sense. The idea gives Acts a perspective that is otherwise missed.

      Thanks again for reading and Lord bless you in your walk with him.

      P.S. In a few months I’ll be introducing a study of Luke’s Gospel on Things Paul and Luke, but I have already begun the study on my main blogsite. There, if you wish to read them, I have three more studies on Theophilus. See #’s 9, 10 & 11 HERE.

       
  3. Kat G

    June 3, 2016 at 11:24

    Hello Mr. Ed. I came across your blog much like Mark Frith did: looking up Theophilus. I was looking for a book named Theophilus since Luke begins Acts with “In my former book, Theophilus,… it seemed like a title to a book he had written previously. I was surprised to read in many areas that it was a person… I have been a luke-warm christian for years and have recently “awakened” to the reality of the Christian walk. I believe God revealed this site to me to help me “up my game” in understanding. Thank you for your blog and the revelation it provides to your readers. …and NO you do not look over 65…at all. That mountain air must be something to breathe! Blessings for continued revelation and many, many blogs to come!

     
    • Eddie

      June 4, 2016 at 15:45

      Greetings Kat, and thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. It is, indeed, a wonderful blessing to walk with the Lord. He is so kind and gentle, as I’m sure you are already finding out.

      If I can help out in any way, don’t hesitate to ask. If anything I write doesn’t seem right to you, listen to the Spirit within you. I’m still finding out how to walk with him better and how to understand his word more correctly, so we’re in the same boat together.

      Blessings to you too and in your study of his word.

       
  4. Mark Frith

    November 28, 2015 at 13:09

    Ed, I came across your blog when attempting to conduct a quick scan and reminder on who was Theophilus for Luke. I enjoyed the article you wrote, as interestingly how gracious you interacted with your readers and commentators. Thank you for following Jesus with a passion for the written word. You were a wonderful gift to me today.

     
    • Eddie

      November 29, 2015 at 07:05

      Mark, thank you for reading, and especially for you kind, encouraging words. Lord bless you in your studies and all you do for our wonderful Lord and Savior.

       
  5. Clara Gamache

    November 11, 2012 at 12:46

    I read with great interest your website All Things Peter and Paul–I am taking a New Testament survey class at Gem Bible Institute in Topeka KS–as facilatator of the class I try to addinfo to help my student further clarify what they are reading. You might find the Acts Timeline at this web address interesting: http://www.generationword.com/audio_series/acts.html as it confirms your theory regarding the death of Stephen. Keep up the good word! Clara

     
    • Ed Bromfield

      November 11, 2012 at 13:50

      Hi, Clara, and thank you for reading and for your encouraging comment. I’ll take a look at the link you have provided; it sounds like it may be very helpful.

      Lord bless you,

      Eddie

       
  6. Pica Turker

    September 21, 2012 at 09:37

    Thanks your posts. I have been inspired. God bless you.

     
    • Ed Bromfield

      September 21, 2012 at 11:34

      Hello Pica, thank you so much for reading and for your kind encouragement. Lord bless you too!

       
  7. Scott Sholar

    June 29, 2012 at 15:51

    Thank you for sharing, and God bless you.

     
    • Ed Bromfield

      June 29, 2012 at 16:12

      Thank you for reading, Scott, and Lord bless you and yours.

      Eddie

       
  8. M.A.N.N.A. Magazine

    March 6, 2011 at 18:25

    Hello my name is Willetta. I haven’t had a chance to read all of your blogs, but the titles are so captivating that I know I’ll be back when the kids are sleep.
    When I saw that you said you were over 65 I was shocked because you look like your in your early 50s. :-)
    I have the calling of God’s messenger on my life but I am approaching it in ways that people of my generation and younger can understand by using the outlets of poetry and spoken word.
    I’ll be back to read more to night. Thanks so much for your posts. I know I will be empowered

     
    • Ed Bromfield

      March 6, 2011 at 19:16

      Greetings Willetta, and thank you for your kind words. May the Lord bless you as you read and as he develops your ministry of encouragement.

       

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