Whenever certain names are mentioned or past experiences are thought of, do you get that sick, queasy, gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of your stomach? Do you feel hindered, held back, or held captive by those past events? Are your feelings compounded with guilt when you hear the preacher say, 'You must forget those things which are behind and press toward those things which are ahead,' and you can't forget those 'past things?'? You're not alone.
In the book, Forget What? The Philippian Misconception, author Steve Wheeler tackles the misconception taken from Philippians 3:13-14 that we are to simply forget past events and move on to the future. This misconception has been created because preachers and well-meaning believers alike have taken a passage of Scripture out of context and forced it to say something it was never meant to say. The result of this teaching is that the world, especially the church world, is full of people trying to succeed in life, but hindered by things that have happened long ago...things that have never been dealt with.
In Forget What? The Philippian Misconception, Steve first clears up the truth concerning Philippians 3:13-14, exposing those things that we are called to forget. He then moves on to challenge us to deal with past events, bring them into the open, and be set free from their terrible grip. Once dealt with, those things that held us can now be used to help others.
Author Steve Wheeler has been in the preaching ministry for twenty years. He is a graduate of Mid America Christian University. He currently resides in Mustang, Oklahoma, with his wife, Dorie, and two sons, Brent and Luke.