This book is dedicated to my family, who were the only ones I had planned to share this information with initially. Without the patience and support of my loving wife, Jan, I could have lost my way on many occasions.


I wish to acknowledge Rollin E. Wilson, Jr. who went home to be with the Lord in May 2002, at the age of 70. I had the good fortune of knowing Rollin for ten years before he died. He was a pastor of numerous churches over nearly a fifty year period, authored two books, and composed many Bible studies. I had an opportunity to study with him for those ten years and he always encouraged me to write down and organize what I was learning. One time, after many months of study, I took a brand new Bible and read it through while highlighting every verse that brought up a question in my mind. I then went to a Bible computer program and downloaded every verse and printed a copy, which I placed in a three-ring binder. Over the next several weeks, Rollin went through every verse with me and answered every question I had about them. For this I will be eternally grateful. Thanks, Rollin, for everything. I look forward to seeing you again in that day.