Hello! Welcome to the Wretched website the song refers to!
Glad you’re here.
We know you have questions, so give this video a watch, take a look around, and visit our FAQ PAGE.
It’s Wretched’s desire to see God save souls through the proclamation of the Gospel, to raise the bar in Christian broadcasting, and never do anything that would bring dishonor to our Lord’s name.
So, stick around with us for a bit, it’s gonna be a wretched time.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-identical in nature, coequal in power and glory. (Deut. 6:4; John 1:1-4; 16:7-15; Luke 1:35; Matt. 3:16-17)
We believe in God, who is Spirit and a person; infinite, eternal and unchangeable in being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth; sovereign. (Deut. 4:15-18; John 4:24; Exodus 3:14; Num. 23:19)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, and not merely an influence; that He is the source and power of all acceptable worship and service.
We believe that His work is to convince the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, to convict and regenerate sinners, to dwell in the hearts of believers, to guide, comfort, protect and sanctify them in this world, and to glorify Christ.
We believe that He will never depart from the Church nor from the weakest believers. (John 14:16-17,26; 16:13-15: Acts 1:8; 5:3-4; Rom. 8:2,16; I Cor. 6:19; 12:13; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 4:30; 5:18).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinners. (John 1:1,2,14; Luke 1:30-35; Phil 2:5-8; Heb. 4:15; Matt. 1:18-25)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through the shedding of His blood in death on the cross as a representative, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical, resurrection from the dead. (Rom. 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 7:25; 9:24; Rom. 8:34; I John 2:1-2)
We believe that Christians should bear a good testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ by living lives separated unto God, abstaining from worldly practices. (Rom. 12:1-2; I Cor. 3:16-17; 8:13; II Cor. 6:3,14-18; I Thess. 5:22; I John 2:15)
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved in the sense that his whole being is affected and cursed by sin so that he cannot, in this state, please God.
We believe that he is unrighteous in an absolute sense and can only accomplish relative good. We believe that he is lost and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Eph. 2:1-3, 12; Rom. 3:22; 5:12)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and that man is justified by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and is thus given a new position of righteousness and holy standing before God, in which he becomes a son of God by spiritual rebirth, a new creation in Christ. (John 1:12; Rom. 8:1,38-39; I Cor. 1:14-15; 10:10; II Cor. 5:17) We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1,38-39; I Cor. 1:4-8; I Peter 1:5)
We believe it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Rom. 13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-14)
We believe in the imminent, personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ to gather His bride, the church. This should be the joyful hope of every believer. While we generally hold to a pre-tribulation, dispensational view, the staff at Wretched holds alternative orthodox positions re. eschatology (Acts 1: 11; I Thess. 4: 16-17; 3: 13; Colossians 3: 4; Revelation 19: 11-16).
We believe that Satan is a fallen angel; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; that he is the prince of the power of the air, often appearing to man as an angel of light, but that he attempts to frustrate all of God’s purposes through hindering the true proclamation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that eventually Satan and those separated from the goodness of God will be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone to be eternally tormented and separated from God. (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:12-19; Matt. 4:2-11; Jude 6-7; Rev. 20:10)
We believe that every unrepentant, unbelieving sinner whose sins have not been forgiven through Jesus Christ, will immediately be condemned after death to conscious torment until the Great White Throne Judgment, when they will be reunited with their body and cast into a literal, eternal place of conscious torment, never to be annihilated, but punished by God Himself, with everlasting torment for their sins, separated from all that is good about God.
Further, we believe that all of those who have received the gifts of repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ will, at death, immediately enter into His presence in Heaven and will there remain in conscious comfort until the resurrection of the body at His coming for His bride, the Church, when soul and body will be reunited and they, together with the saints from all ages, will dwell with Him forever in glory (Luke 16: 19-26; 23:43; John 3: 36; II Cor. 5: 8; Phil. 1: 23; II Thess. 1: 7-9; Rev. 20: 11-15; 21: 8).
We believe in the verbal, plenary God-breathed inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testament, consisting of 66 books, inerrant in the original writings. The Bible is God’s sufficient revelation to man and there is no need for any additional revelation from God. (II Tim. 3:16,17; Matt. 5:18; II Peter 1:21,22; John 16:12,13)
We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons of this present age and is distinct from the nation of Israel. (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-27; I Cor. 12:12-14; II Cor. 11:2)
We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 20:17,28-32; I Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)
We believe that every new believer should be baptized (preferably by immersion) in water as a physical picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and as a picture of the believers death to self, and resurrection to new life in Christ. Baptism does by no means confer forgiveness.
Further, baptism does not initiate an infant into a protective covenant with God. Baptism is an outward picture of an inward work of grace (Matthew 28: 19-20; Acts 10: 48).
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic meal of bread and wine that represents the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord’s Supper does not confer forgiveness.
The Lord’s Supper should only be partaken by those who are repentant believers who are willing to make amends with anyone in the body if there is division.
The failure to rightly examine one’s self in this manner could result in weakness, sickness, or even death (Mark 14: 22-25; I Corinthians 11: 23-24).
The Wretched daughter the song refers to. No, I can’t get fired, only grounded. Continually thanking God every day that I get to serve Him and work with my family.
Not a good girl according to Romans 5. I’m only here until my acting career takes off. These people don’t even give me the Fiji water I ask for.
I’m into all things Digital Marketing. If I could live inside of the internet to increase reach and share the Gospel, I would. I am grateful to be part of the Wretched team and give all glory to God.
Someone has to steer the ship or else Todd would and none of us want that. Thankful I get to work with a faithful group of saints.
Editor is my middle name. An unfortunate mistake on my birth certificate, but a fortunate opportunity for my resume. I’m grateful I get to work with this amazing team to bring glory to His name!
I work as a shooter and editor. I also do anything else I’m told because, well quite frankly, Todd is very tall and I’m very scared of him. I am super excited to be a part of the team and work with some great people.
Currently in the middle of a law suit with Todd for tallest Wretch in the office. When I’m not doing that I shoot and edit content. I’m so blessed I get to incorporate my passion for filmmaking and storytelling with sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
As a millennial, I spend most of my shift on my phone, quickly getting back to work whenever Todd walks by. When working, I mainly focus on graphic design and animation. I love my job and that I get to help grow God’s kingdom.
As an editor, I am blessed beyond measure to be working with such a talented team with one common goal, spreading the Gospel! See something wrong in the show? Great! Please feel free to email…Todd.
During the day, I shoot and edit videos. At night, I watch videos. It’s been a dream of mine to spend my days creating God-honoring media. Being able to do that with an excellent team of creative (and funny) people is a dream come true. To Him be the glory.
I am a casting and TV producer who loves to create uplifting content. Bringing glory to our Lord’s name is what I strive to do on a daily basis and I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing and inspiring team here at Wretched!
My day mostly consists of working in the Wretched Mines (trademark pending.) When they finally let me see the light of day, I work as an editor and shooter. I love being able to produce work that glorifies God on a daily basis!
Phil is the executive director of Grace to You. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of Pastor MacArthur’s major books. Phil also founded several popular websites, including The Spurgeon Archive, The Hall of Church History, and Pyromaniacs. He is an ordained elder and pastor at Grace Community Church. Phil and his wife, Darlene, have three adult children and seven grandchildren.
Emeal Zwayne is the President of Living Waters Publications. He attended Biola University as a Biblical Studies and Theology major. Having received his pastoral ordination in 1995, he served for almost 6 years as a full-time Associate Pastor and Vice President of his church’s board. E.Z. resides in Southern California with his wife, Rachel, and their 5 children.
Gary Wetherhold retired in December 2017 from ABB after 32 years. His 42 years of work experience includes sales, marketing, customer support management, sales management, and account management. Gary and his wife, Donna, are both active at Grace Fellowship in Cumming, GA, where he teaches 4th-grade Sunday school. Gary and Donna reside in Atlanta and have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.
T graduated from Texas A&M University in 1975 with a BBA in Accounting. T worked at Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young) and then ran The Seven-Up Bottling Company of Austin. After running his own CPA firm for approximately 7 years, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Supercuts for 14 years.
Todd Friel is the host of Wretched TV and Radio. He has authored five books and is the producer of over two dozen Bible study courses. Todd has one wife, three adult children, and one grand-dog.