My name is Bruce Woodford, I’m a firm believer in the Bible and one who loves the Lord Jesus. I’m also a recovering false teacher. For far too long I believed many teachings about the Bible without verifying them by the Bible itself! Therefore, as I served as a pastor, church-planting missionary and Bible teacher I became a false teacher without even knowing it!
I assumed that the doctrines I received from Bible teachers I trusted were sound and scriptural and I also assumed that any teaching which was contrary to what I believed was false! But I was unaware that there was an objective standard which set forth the marks of every sound and scriptural doctrine and by which any false and unscriptural teaching could also be recognized.
When the Lord mercifully showed me the objective standard which distinguishes between sound doctrines and false ones, I began to test my own teachings. This practice commenced for me a surprising and very humbling personal journey. I’ve been amazed, shocked and ashamed many times as I discovered that doctrines I had embraced and taught to others were not only foreign to the Bible but were actually contradictory to God’s Word!
The Lord has convicted me of my failure to “endeavour to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). I have been saddened and alarmed to realize that the false teachings which I embraced are the very things which cause divisions, distractions and great damage among His people who are my brothers and sisters and fellow members in the Body of Christ.
The Lord has blessed my wife, Judy, and me with 4 sons, 1 daughter, 4 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law and 13 great grandchildren. (We think all 13 of our grandchildren are great!)
He has also provided for all of our needs as I have worked with my hands since 1978. I currently serve others by sharpening various cutting tools and working in tree removal.
For the past 13 years Judy and I have immensely enjoyed assembling in homes with other believers who minister to one another according to their God-given gifts.