During the next five years Gene Edwards ploughed this nation, as well as making a trip to the Far East, looking for people who knew anything about a first-century type Christian practice, and always seeking out anyone who could tell him more about how to know the Lord. These are the dynamics, the forces which shaped his life.
“On the day I left the traditional ministry I said to the Lord, ‘I will never serve you again as long as I live. Not for one day, not for one minute. Here is my carcass—if you want to live your life out from me, then you are free to do so. But you will be the one living that life, I will not. I shall never serve you again! From this moment on, whatever happens will be what you do.’
The Lord’s response to these works? He shelved me for over five years, not to mention taking away my health, forever.”
Gene has often said that as a pastor and evangelist, like so many other ministers . . . “We followed the wrong god! Our god is not Jesus Christ. The real god to whom we bow down to is the god of serving God. We are far more tied up in serving Christ, fulfilling those things which we think He wants, and the things we think He emphasized, the things we think He expects of us, while at the same time serving a Lord we hardly know. I gave up that god, the god of serving Christ. Now it is Christ!”