Brothers?

Brothers?

Brothers?

The Homeless Teacher has learned a lot living on the streets, but he’s having a hard time processing something that happened recently.

You may remember reading about Homeless and Hungry back in August. My former coworker, Thomas Rebman, “the Homeless Teacher,” has been purposely living homeless off and on over the past year in 13 cities, including Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, Pensacola, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix. He’s attended/presented at city council meetings in numerous cities and published articles in local newspapers to raise awareness of homelessness and the inadequacy and/or ineffectiveness of many homeless programs. The Homeless and Hungry Facebook page currently has 16,000 likes.

Rebman has also appeared on local TV news programs.

Julie (I’m not sure I have permission to share last names) saw Rebman on the news and mistakenly thought he was her boyfriend, Michael. Upon closer inspection, she realized that Rebman wasn’t her boyfriend but someone who looked very much like him. She told Michael. Since Michael was adopted and searching for possible siblings, he contacted Rebman.

Rebman, too, was adopted.

Rebman says on his Facebook page,

People say things happen for a reason. Maybe this whole homeless journey has been nothing more than a way to have us find each other.

The two men met today and have agreed to get a DNA test.

 

Comments
  • Lanny A. Eichert June 7, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Alice, what happened to clearing away misconceptions? You need to tell your readers that God does indeed send unbelievers to everlasting torment in the Lake of Fire and that means He cerainly doesn’t save everybody. You just learned Moses and Elijah on the mount of Transfiguration proves that after a person physically dies he still has intelligent consciousness just like the rich man and Lazarus do as Jesus spoke of them in Luke 16: 19 – 31.

    Ciome, Alice, and stop the delay. Truth is always good news, the Gospel: believe or burn.

    • Lanny A. Eichert June 7, 2015 at 12:59 am

      Three more days and it is three months and counting.

      Alice Spicer March 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm Interesting point. I’m itching to respond to this, but I’m working late… I’ll get back to you.

    • Lanny A. Eichert June 7, 2015 at 10:36 am

      The GOOD news, Alice, is believe and you will NOT burn. Everybody burns, unless they believe. The believing has to be the right stuff. It is wrong stuff to believe everybody burns until they get saved. Nobody that believes the right stuff ever burns. They are not judged, because Jesus was judged for their sins when He bore them in His own body on the cross. No double jeopardy. Jesus takes away every sin that His beilever ever does: past, present, and future. His believer is evaluated for rewards for his faithfulness: that’s what his judgment is, never condemnation. Anybody not believing is judged for condemnation, meaning everlasting torment because he hasn’t believed the right stuff. Just for not believing the RIGHT stuff? Yes, that’s all that God asks His creatures to do: believe the right stuff. That’s what condemns the majority of humanity, their willful disrespect for what God wants them to do. God wants you, Alice, to believe that you will be tormented forever if you physically die believing He saves everybody, if you continue believing people get saved while they are in the Lake of Fire and preach it on this site. You need to clear away this misconception on this site immediately by confessing you learned Moses and Elijah proved you wrong and people will certainly burn forever without remedy for their unbelief.

  • Mary Vanderplas June 7, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Wow – the resemblance is striking. It would surprise me if they aren’t related biologically, given how closely they resemble each other.

    How neat that this happened – something that might never have happened if your former colleague hadn’t embarked on this mission. I’m disinclined to think, though, as his comment implies, that his journey for the sake of the homeless population was only some divinely orchestrated means of reuniting these two brothers (assuming that they are brothers). While I definitely wouldn’t dismiss the idea that God worked through his mission for the sake of the lowly to bring the two men together, I think that his faithfulness to the call to serve human need by identifying with homeless people in cities across the southern United States is the will of God and has tremendous merit, apart from any unanticipated good than may result from it. In general, I have trouble with the “things happen for a reason” line of thinking – as though God is at work orchestrating every circumstance to accomplish some overarching plan. I believe that God is sovereign, but I don’t think that God’s acting in human history to accomplish his will either violates human freedom or makes everything that happens, both good and bad, happen.

  • Stephen Helbig June 8, 2015 at 12:27 am

    There is a whole lot of Spiritual Overtones behind those words, ~ “Maybe this whole homeless journey has been nothing more than a way to have us find each other” ~ 🙂

    • Lanny A. Eichert June 8, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      To AVOID clearing away the misconceptions of universal reconciliation and temporary torments is the whole lot of Spiritual Overtones Alice has in mind for writing those words. Her willful decision is to not admit Moses and Elijah prove the whole existence of this blog site of hers is a lie from the pit of hell. She actually wants to continue evangelizing with the devil’s lies from the Garden of Eden. Readers beware. She’s NOT clearing away misconceptions, she’s making them.

      Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. {Romans 1: 32}

      She knows what she does because she has had Fundamental Baptist background.

  • Lanny A. Eichert June 8, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    You see, dear readers, Alice has come face to face with a Biblical situation which unhinges her view that God supposedly reconciles everybody including Satan himself. When Moses and Elijah intelligently talked with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration in the presence of three of Jesus’ disciples as eye witnesses, they had been post-mortem about 1500 and 900 years respectively and hadn’t been resurrected yet, because before anyone could be permanently resurrected Jesus, the Firstfruit, had yet to died before His resurrection would happen. They were talking about His upcoming death at Jerusalem on that mount.

    In case you haven’t yet understood how that affects her error of saving everybody, it means all humanity continues to intelligently exist in conscious awareness after physical death. That means that when Jesus spoke of a rich man and his neighbor, Lazarus, Jesus was speaking of real people, one of which was tormented in the flames of hell. Read it in Luke 16: 19 – 31. He was revealing unbelievers go to hell and never get out. Add to that Jesus’ Revelation which He gave to His Apostle John, the last book of the Bible, since it ends with a populated Lake of Fire without any remedy. The reason is unbelievers stay there forever.

    Alice doesn’t want to face the facts verified by centuries of orthodox Christianity that the result of unbelief is unending torment in the flames of hell, AKA the Lake of Fire. She loves sinners too much to believe they perish forever, even though the Bible tells her so; that’s why she delays to clear away her own misconceptions she preaches on this site.

    • Lanny A. Eichert June 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      As you can see by the date of this old post

      Alice Spicer March 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm Interesting point. I’m itching to respond to this, but I’m working late… I’ll get back to you.

      She’s been delaying for three months since I introduced Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration. It is easy to conclude that she has no excuse to continue in her willful unbelief.

      • Alice Spicer June 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm

        Lanny, if you wrote a guest blog, would it help you get this out of your system? Seriously, your comments are becoming very disruptive, because they have nothing to do with the content of the blog posts. I would be happy to open this platform to you to explain your view and even Alice-bash to your heart’s content in a guest blog if you would agree to stop posting the same comment (in different words) over and over again.

        • Lanny A. Eichert June 9, 2015 at 12:01 am

          Alice, I have explained the orthodox view over and over again sufficiently for anybody to understand it and yet you keep implying you don’t understand what I’ve written. This is what happens when you’re not born again the Bible way because you are in rebellion against God, having been burnt by a church experience several times. A quest blog will not solve the problem. You just flat out refuse to accept orthodox truth for what it is: the only truth. Any reader can see how you transfer the blame (June 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm) to me instead of acknowledging your error.

          If you want to solve your problem, confess your rebellion to God and then to the readers of your site. Confess Moses and Elijah proved you wrong at the issues that removed you from the good graces of the churches, and confess “eternal torment” is reality for all who physically die in unbelief. Stop delaying again.

          (Do you remember the obedience song you learned more than 25 years ago which spelt obedience? It said “do it immediately”)

  • Tom Rebman June 9, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Alice,

    I appreciate you feeling this is worthy of sharing. I am totally blown away at the prospect that I may find a sibling as a result of my homeless advocacy campaign. If it turns out that way…..well….I can’t imagine the blessings ahead.

    I would love for someone to do an honest article on Christianity and homelessness. The Bible teaches us that the poor will always be in our presence and we are to help the impoverished and not judge them. Unfortunately, MOST Christians do not practice this.

    Why is this acceptable to others? It is not to me. I am embarrassed as to what people will tell themselves to justify walking by someone in need. I cringe when people claim they are Christians yet do nothing to practice what Christ taught.

    It is this simple. If only 10% of Christians in our community reached out to someone in need…truly reached out….we could end homelessness in our community. This algorithm is true across the State and Nation.

    • Lanny A. Eichert June 9, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Tom, the 10% will not eradicate homelessness. You’re dreaming. You don’t even believe what you say the Bible teaches. You wrote: “The Bible teaches us that the poor will always be in our presence ….” Did you or did you not write “always” in that statement? If you believe the word “always” means always, then how can you hope to “end homelessness in our community?” You really don’t believe the Bible is right, do you?

      You also wrote, “Do not judge lest thou be judged”, so where did you get that? Did that come from the Bible also which you don’t believe? You are a series of contradictions, just as Alice is a promoter of Satan’s lies, specifically that God saves everybody. You want to join her in wiping out homelessness? Go ahead and be frustrated.

      Only a slim minority of homeless want out. Most are there because they relish thinking of themselves as victims. And victims they are of their own selves. They’ve chosen to be angry about something and driven themselves to drink and drugs. All they then want is to escape via drink and drugs and then die. The majority are trash, because they’ve turned themselves into trash.

      See Alice, what your blogs do? Make dreamers instead of realists. Dreamers who listen to the devil’s religion. WHEN are you going to clear away your misconception of universal reconciliation and confess the truth of the “eternal torment” of unbelievers? Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration has blown an unfillable gaping hole in your heresy. When are you going to acknowledge it? Isn’t that so, Tom?

    • Alice Spicer June 9, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Maybe we could collaborate on this. I have a church-going friend who started a ministry for displaced/homeless women (and children, if space is available). It would be cool to show both sides of this.

      • Lanny A. Eichert June 9, 2015 at 11:29 pm

        Yeh, Tom, Alice wants to see you prove the Bible wrong by proving 10% are surely able to wipe out homelessness. Collaborate with her, will you?

      • Lanny A. Eichert June 10, 2015 at 12:19 am

        Yeh, Alice, you’d rather collaborate with Tom Rebman on a TEMPORAL problem than fix you own ETERNAL destiny. Put the focus where it is first priority: the eternal. That means confessing how you just learned how foolish it was to believe God saves everybody, when Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration proved pre-resurrection intelligent post-mortem conscious awareness of everybody including all unbelievers in eternal torments from the moment they physically die. Wake up and get honest. 90 days have proven you are unwilling and unable to dialogue and you don’t have an excuse for your unbelief. Your time is running out. Once you die, your destiny is fixed and as of right now it means you will burn forever. Reality is: believe or burn, Alice. Believing starts with confessing you were wrong for a long time and publically.

    • Mary Vanderplas June 10, 2015 at 5:16 am

      I agree that those of us who confess Christ and seek to follow him have a duty to demonstrate our faith in acts of compassion toward the needy persons among us (e.g., Matthew 25:31-46). Thank you for the reminder that this is what God expects – and for the challenge to greater faithfulness in this regard. And thank you for providing a model of what it means to show loving care for the needy through actions of solidarity and advocacy on behalf of homeless people.

    • Lanny A. Eichert June 10, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

  • Tom Rebman June 9, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Do not judge lest thou be judged!

    • Stephen Helbig June 10, 2015 at 3:32 am

      “As we walk and move towards divine healing, we begin to discover that those who judge and condemn have their own pain and their own wounds that become projected on others as seen in the scapegoat. Their need is not for us to mimic their judgment and condemnation, but for us to be vessels of God’s Love in praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. I see in you Tom, the Love that God gives

      We know we are not alone by ourselves, and we can neither live nor die apart, for God has linked us to others in becoming one. We as vessels of honor may not curse, but are called to bless those around us; and If we have the faith of God, we shall bless according to His command of Life Forevermore (Ps. 133). Truly Faith works by Love, and this Love will leave His legacy of blessing through the brother-servant of which we have been called. If we have faith, (the God kind), we will bless our brothers, (all others), while we live: for faith has housed many a family with withoutour this faith given, would starve. Our strength to do right must come by divine gift; and that gift will only be placed in the open hands of this God kindof faith. So I say, “Dream Big” for I see in you a dear brother-servant,

      • Stephen Helbig June 10, 2015 at 3:44 am

        🙁 ~ correction to above comment, in the following sentence ~

        we will bless our brothers, (all others), while we live: for faith has housed many a family with withoutour this faith given, would starve.

        correction ~ 🙂 ~
        “we will bless our brothers, (all others), while we live: for this God kind of faith has housed many a family with without would starve.”

    • Lanny A. Eichert June 10, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

      Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. {John 6: 29}

      If you cannot believe the “always” in Matthew 26: 11 & Mark 14: 7 which Jesus, the Sent One, spoke it should be obvious (without judging) who shall not enter the kingdom.

  • Lanny A. Eichert June 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Alice, Tom said of your thinking “this is worthy of sharing” and yet after three months {Alice Spicer March 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm} your itch has vaporized. No longer is this thing of yours about Moses and Elijah worth sharing, is it, Alice? And why? Because it proves nothing contrary to the truth that Moses and Elijah prove everlasting intelligent consciousness of all humanity and the “eternal” torment of unbelievers. You need to get honest and stop deceiving yourself of victimization.

  • Lanny A. Eichert June 10, 2015 at 1:20 am

    “Comments are becoming very disruptive, because they have nothing to do with the content of the blog posts.” {Alice Spicer June 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm} Dear Alice, you weave your foolish God saves everybody into most of your blogs, so my comments have everything to do with this site. They are not disruptive, just annoying to you since you have now been refusing to complete your “itching to respond” {March 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm} to Moses and Elijah on the Mount of transfiguration. Your itching response has proven unprofitable, but you are not willing to admit that leaves post-mortem pre-resurrection intelligent conscious awareness well grounded in Scripture, the Holy Bible, to fully support everlasting torment is the unalterable end of all unbelievers from the moment they physically die. Because you have no argument to dispute that and yet you want to continue favorably declaring God saves everybody against the obvious evidence of eternal torment, you are annoyed by my continual reminders of Moses and Elijah’s intelligent up-to-date discussion with Christ hundreds of years after their departure from mortal life. You’re annoyed that I insist you face reality, so annoyed that it is a distraction to you, as it should be. Get rid of the distraction by confessing your unbelief to God as you embrace the reality of eternal torment. That’s the simple solution and the one you need to apply. Otherwise your soul will continue to be disrupted even past your D.O.D..

  • Lanny A. Eichert June 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    So, dear reader, after Alice admits to Lisa, {Alice Spicer June 13, 2015 at 12:06 am I was never really convinced of eternal torment in hell; I just didn’t have accurate information with which to refute it, nor did I have the personal drive to go searching for “the pearl of great price.”} and has demonstrated she still is unable to refute it after three months in the matter of Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration, what will it be with you dear reader? Will your post-mortem experience replicate the rich man’s or Lazarus’ {Luke 16: 19 – 31}? Unending torment or bliss?

      • Lanny A. Eichert June 15, 2015 at 10:56 am

        Dear Reader, Alice is done, done, done trying, not because of definitions, but because, as she admitted to Lisa, she doesn’t “have accurate information with which to refute it.” Apparently I hit a nerve by quoting her admission that she had to referenced #comment-70541 here and two other places immediatly as fast as she could. That’s quite convincing evidence she is unable to refute everlasting torment is the unalterable fate of the unbeliever from the moment he physically dies as proven by Moses’ and Elijah’s conversation on the Mount of Transfiguration. Wouldn’t you say?

        • Alice Spicer June 16, 2015 at 12:27 am

          Lanny, “didn’t” is past tense. “Doesn’t” is present tense. Big difference.

          • Lanny A. Eichert June 16, 2015 at 2:36 am

            You still don’t, Alice. Have you no honesty?

            • Lanny A. Eichert June 16, 2015 at 3:31 am

              You didn’t then and you don’t now have accurate information and it is foolish to argue these tenses. You have just learned what importance Moses’ and Elijah’s up-to-date discussion with Jesus on the Mount of transfiguration in the presence of three of His disciple has bearing on the condition of unbelievers who have physically died and have not yet been resurrected. Nearly 1500 and 900 years respectively from mortality without missing a detail of Jesus’ mission, they carried on a current topic. God included that account in His perfect literal Holy Bible attested by three eye witnesses and three Gospel writers, and Jesus Himself, Who also spoke of His intelligent consciousness between His death and resurrection {Matthew 12: 40} being like Jonah praying in the belly of the whale. He was not as you think preaching to the spirits in prison {1 Peter 3: 19}, which even had He done that would have also proven intelligent consciousness between physical death and resurrection, both because of Jesus and because of the spirits in prison hearing and understanding His preaching. See how inaccurate information even your suposed interpretation of 1 Peter 3: 19 is. That should inform you how inaccurate you view of all and eternal also is way back in 2011. You had even admitted all doesn’t always mean all in every case – remember your Spanish class assignment was for all the class, but not for everybody in the world. So you have been brought to realize your heresy neglected to consider the impact of Moses and Elijah. You need to reckon with them. They cannot be ignored. In more than three months you haven’t yet come forth with any real explanation why their conversation refutes everlasting torment.

              • Lanny A. Eichert June 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm

                Alice, 1 Peter 3: 19 proves just the opposite of a post-mortem chance to be saved. Taking your interpretation speaking of the whole antediluvian population of unbelievers in prison, not a single one is recorded as having been reconciled through Christ’s preaching as compared to the number who believed during Jesus incarnation. The whole antediluvian population of the world is certainly a larger population than all the people Christ encountered from His birth to His death while He ministered in the Land of Isreal. You’d certainly think that if He had preached to a multitude so many times larger than those to whom He ministered in life a proportionate number would also believe, but they didn’t as a matter of record. That lays suspicion to such an interpretation, making it utterly false. In this you still lack accurate information. You have not considered all the facts. That’s why you must factor in Moses’ and Elijah’s Mount of Transfiguration real-time conversation witnesses by three disciples of Jesus.

  • Lanny A. Eichert June 19, 2015 at 2:49 am

    CLEARING AWAY MISCONCEPTIONS…Test everything. Hold on to what is good.
    Three days and only a peep from Alice and that on her verb tense which doesn’t change a thing. That’s the kind of misconceptions she thinks is proper testing everything so she can hold on to what is BAD. Fourteen weeks ago she had an itch that proved worthless when she could not apply resurrection nor special relativity theory to Moses’ and Elijah’s intelligent post-mortem conversation with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration in the intelligent hearing of three eyewitnesses, His own disciples, that destroys her heresy of post-mortem reconciliation, since they were 1500 and 900 years post-mortem respectively and still up-to-date on the prophetic ministry of the Lamb of God preached by John the Baptizer, demonstrating Jesus was literal in telling the true life story of the rich man and Lazarus, showing persons physically dying without confessing Christ are immediately and unendingly tormented in the literal eternal flames of hell.
    Readers, won’t you join me in demanding she clear away her heresy as tested by Moses and Elijah and that she hold on to eternal torment as good orthodox doctrine? After all, is that what her site should be doing, yet she is neglecting its purpose much too long?

    • Lanny A. Eichert June 19, 2015 at 3:07 am

      Folks, do you realize unbelievers who died in Moses’ day have been tormented in hell now for 3,500 years and those unbelievers of Elijah’s day have been tormented for 2,900 years? Your unbelieving grandparents are decades in torments and thirst in hell’s flaming fire. Your unbelieving aunts and uncles and what of your unbelieving cousins, nieces, and nephews? Your poor friends, too, where are they going to be?

  • Lanny A. Eichert June 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    The Gospel good news, dear Reader, is believe and you will not burn. Everybody burns, unless they believe. The believing has to be the right stuff. It is wrong stuff to believe everybody burns until they get saved. Nobody that believes the right stuff ever burns. They are not judged, because Jesus was judged for their sins when He bore them in His own body on the cross. No double jeopardy. Jesus takes away every sin that His believer ever does: past, present, and future. His believer is evaluated for rewards for his faithfulness: that’s what his judgment is, never condemnation. Anybody not believing is judged for condemnation, meaning everlasting torment because he hasn’t believed the right stuff. Just for not believing the RIGHT stuff? Yes, that’s all that God asks His creatures to do: believe the right stuff. That’s what condemns the majority of humanity, their willful disrespect for what God wants them to do. God wants you, dear Reader, to believe that you will be tormented forever if you physically die believing He saves everybody {the wrong stuff}, if you continue believing people get saved while they are in the Lake of Fire {the wrong stuff}. You learned reading here that Moses and Elijah proved people will certainly burn forever without remedy for their unbelief. Why will you continue to deny eternal torment? It is orthodox and has been preached for two thousand years from the Cross and more since the fall of Adam and Eve. Noah preached it before the Flood, but only eight persons believed and were save. Are you going to be as stupid as all those unbelievers who drowned in the flood? Look, WHERE is you authority? The Holy Bible says you’re going to burn forever. That’s proven by Moses and Elijah and you read it here over the last 3 1/2 months. Who says otherwise and to whom are you going to listen? Why are you more concerned about everybody else than your own self? You may not live until tomorrow and you will not have a second chance after you physically die. NOW is your day of salvation, but only if you believe the right stuff. Forget Alice and believe the right stuff and be saved once and for all. You’ll know it for sure if you do, instead of hoping Alice and her friends are right. Right now you don’t know for sure God will eventually save everybody and that means to include you. You don’t know if you’re saved because you don’t know Alice’s stuff is the right stuff. So, what are you going to do? Be stupid, continuing to believe the wrong stuff? When all else fails, read the Bible. You may learn it is perfect everywhere.

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