ABOUT THIS SITE
This site is the creation of Mr. Gary S. Dykes. It
is an effort to reach out to other believers, to
encourage and edify them. It is built upon the
conviction that simplicity is best, to quote his late father:
"I like to keep it simple." - John Dykes 1926 - 2002
Consequently, NO Java and Active X is used,
nor are frames incorporated. A consistent style
is hopefully maintained; which he trust makes
navigating and using this site, EASY and ENJOYABLE!
It was constructed on a 21 inch monitor,
but designed primarily, for 17 inch screens.
Nearly any Operating System and or browser
can view these pages, from Windows 3.0 to 8 and all Apple's.
Simplicity, compatibility, these are the guiding principles;
the object - to encourage others to study God's
The webmaster, Mr. Gary S. Dykes,
is a happily married man, who could
not tolerate the liberal university he attended, as
well as other educational establishments. He is
largely self-taught in the disciplines of Biblical
textual criticism, Greek manuscript palaeography,
the Koine Greek language, and basic linguistics.
Mr. Dykes began trusting Jesus Christ as his
Savior (contrary to some popular religions, Jesus Christ is also GOD, a
member of the Triune Godhead!)
in December 1971. However, he did not
really settle down with the good Lord until 1988,
after many trials.
His theology is dispensational, he believes that
the heavenly church of today,
began in Acts 9 - 13 (the commissioning of our Apostle Paul).
He also believes the 66 books of the Bible to be inerrant in the
original manuscripts, of which we have ample
copies! God's Word is infallible, and
Divinely Inspired by God. God exists as
Three Persons with One Nature; God the
Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Besides, a strong ability with the Koine Greek,
Mr. Dykes is able to work with other ancient
languages as well: such as Syriac, Hebrew,
Coptic, Latin, Sanskrit. He also relies upon his vast
library and ability to find all of the resources which he
has spent years collecting in preparation for his studies.
He did receive some
training in linguistics and Modern Hebrew at
Portland State University. Otherwise he has
spent much of the last 40 years in deep study,
educating himself. He continues to study.
In 1965 he eagerly enlisted in the U.S. Army to
fight for a cause he thought then to be right. He
served parts of 4 years (1966-69) in Vietnam as
a ranger, and as a special ambush team leader.
He also spent one year in Korea (Camp Casey)
and was a drill Sergeant for basic training at
Fort Lewis, WA.. He is experienced in war
and conflict. His jungle experiences have
helped him to see Satan's various camouflages.
He is wary of many organized religions today. He
avoids television, [though he enjoys good quality movies,
even science fiction, comedy, et cetera]
enjoys creating fonts, camping
and driving tours. He also enjoys gardening,
walks with his wife and their three
dogs; and greatly values fellowship with other believers.
Finally, he has a supralapsarian view, holds to a
premillennial and pre-tribulation rapture, and is a
strong believer in the Sovereignty of God.
If you wish to communicate with him, use this
(change the "AT" to the "@" symbol)
Papers and essays (in PDF format, with
embedded fonts), can be submitted for posting
on this site. Owners will retain all their rights and
copyrights. Report any errors or bad links,
and any material posted which you think ought not-to-be
posted, to the above email address,
Mr. Dykes was raised in some mountains of Southern California (Idyllwild in the San Jacinto mountains). He has one brother. Mr. Dykes was born in 1947 in Stockton California. Gary graduated from Hemet High School, Hemet California in 1965: was in the Army within hours of graduation. All of the male relatives in his family-line are veterans. Mr. Dykes battled with various vices after his years in Vietnam, including but not limited to alcoholism and abuse of drugs. By the grace of God, his life radically changed, especially since 1988.
Some folks declare that they would not change a thing as concerns their lives: Mr. Dykes wishes that he could reach back in time and make some changes in his life. Consequently, he trusts God to heal, and for forgiveness. Today his time is occupied with his wife, their dogs, his vast studies and prayer. He is somewhat anti-social (and happily so), struggles with PTSD and tries to maintain a proper body weight (I like 190!!). God has abundantly blessed he and his wife. In fact, to Mr. Dykes, God's grace is at times overwhelming! He dearly loves the Bible.
This site is supported by Mr. Dykes' own limited
income, prayer, and his wife's encouragement
(Gale, who is also a precious sister-in-Christ).
This site is in no way tax deductible, nor associated with
any churches (other than the Body of Christ),
religions, or institutions. Materials submitted may be
from any religious orientation!
portions of this site are copyrighted by:
Mr. Gary S. Dykes © 2006