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Fairgoer1014
what are the signs that Christians need to recognize to keep away from cults?
Robert
what made you decide to write about this experience and publish it?
Gladys
Just curious about your experience, can you share what it felt by renewing your faith?
Fairgoer630
Nice to hear from you Charles! Florine here.
Fairgoer1296
Hi Charles!!!! Listening to you now.. you are doing good! Florine here..
Fairgoer713
Do you have other books? Tell us more about them
Fairgoer1296
Tell us what were the experiences that lead you to see the light?
Fairgoer1014
I'm kind of surprised that you did hiphop in the past and then transitioned to poetry and then wrote a book. I bet your experience with hiphop helped you with poetry.
Fairgoer1296
I love hiphop! Can you show us some hiphop stints? hehhe! Florine
Fairgoer1296
Yeah!! looking forward to your next books!!
Fairgoer630
WOOWWWWW!! It's so nice to see you both Wes and Charles! Florine here.
FAIRG0ER
A collab! yaay!!
Fairgoer705
Woooowwww Hi both of you
FAIRG0ER
Do you have any message for everybody who lost someone because of this pandemic?
FAIRG0ER
Thank you! I lost a good friend and my granpa. This means a lot.
FAIRG0ER905
AMEN!
FAIRG0ER905
Was there ever a time in your life wherein you "doubted" HIS presence in your life?
Mira
very heartwarming poem
Fairgoer1965
Was this your turning point?
Fairgoer1965
Was this your experience?
Fairgoer1965
I meant, was this the point when you decided to change and go back to God?
Fairgoer1966
What did the angel look like?
Fairgoer1451
What was the hardest part of your journey of healing?
Fairgoer2013
Did you ever feel like giving up?
Fairgoer1451
You are so brave just for sharing your experience with us.
Fairgoer2013
Is resentment a sin?
Fairgoer2126
Hi Charles! Leane here, it's great to see you with Wesley doing another collab again. Both of you are doing great
Fairgoer2155
How do each of you express your creativity in a religious way?
Fairgoer2155
Do both of you sing?
Fairgoer2155
You can express your creativity in different ways. Like painting, singing, sculptures, writing and dancing.
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Darkness Before the Dawn

Darkness before the Dawn is a book of poetry inspired by the life of the author, Charles Gates Jr. Each poem, quote/saying and short story has been written from a chapter in the author’s life. Similar to a diary, “Darkness before the Dawn,” speaks of a magnificent tale of Sorrow, Loss, Depression and Love, all of which Charles had to endure during his fight for something greater in life. But before you can see a rising sun, you must first make it through the dark of the night.

From Darkness to Light: A Sinner’s Memoir

I never chose the life that I led, nor have I sought after it. I never asked to be chosen, but at a young age, the Society came for me, trained me in the ways of my ancestors and gave me a new name. My identity became the one they made for me. Some claimed that I was a Shaman Priest in the order of my great-grandfather, but others speculated I was a warrior like in the legends of old. They claimed it was written in my name, and that there was power running through my veins.

What they didn’t tell me is that in the beginning, I was predestined. Before the foundations of the world were laid, I was set apart. When I was in the womb, I was anointed and when I was born, prophesied over. What has been known since the beginning was concealed from my sight until the appointed time. Babylon had her plans for me, but the plans of the Most High God prevailed!

My name is Charles Gates Jr, and I am a former cultist, born again believer in Jesus Christ, and an anointed vessel of the Most High God. The journey of my faith is the ongoing testimony of how the Lord reached his hand into the furthest corners of darkness to pull me out of Satan’s grip. There is a supernatural force behind the scenes in a veiled reality that only a few can see; where angels and demons rage war for the souls of mankind. In my novel I unveil the unseen reality, causing my readers to see the world through the eyes of a Seer, a Prophet capable of seeing into the unseen realm.

Join me in the story of a lifetime that will leave you clinging to the edge of your seat, shattering the reality you once knew.