Who is Heinz?

As time passes, so things change. As a result, I feel that it is time to update this page a bit. This is a personal page about who I am, what I believe and what drives me.

First off, I am a Christian. This is the cornerstone of what I am and who I am. So, what does it mean to me, when I say that I am a Christian? It means that I believe that Jesus is God, and that he came to earth as the Messiah to save us from sin and from ourselves. Furthermore, I believe that the Bible is the word of God to us. It is a book that is incredibly consistent throughout. From Genesis to Revelation, it shines with the two most important commandments:

  1. Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind.
  2. Love your neighbour as yourself.

I have given up trying to find God's favour by my own goodness and "good deeds". That will just never be good enough. It is only by Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection that I have a chance, because through Jesus, I have got peace with God.

I believe that the Bible is the Word of God. I have read the Bible from cover to cover many times. It can be a boring book, unless you ask God to open your eyes when you read it. Try it. Close your eyes, ask God to open your spiritual eyes and say it with conviction. Then open the Bible, and read it. A good start would be the Gospel of Luke, written by a physician.

The church I go to is the Greek Orthodox Church in Chorafakia, Chania, Crete, Greece.

My heritage is this: I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on the 4th of December 1971. My mother is from Germany, my father was of German & Dutch descent. I lived in the same room of a big house for 22 years. My wife was born in the same hospital as me, a few weeks before me, but we only met when we were 19. She is half Greek, half English.

We moved to Greece in October 2006 due to various factors. Greece is an easy place for us to go to, since my wife and children have Greek passports. I got a residence permit quite quickly and can apply for citizenship within 2 years. In the last few years, a lot of my business has been in Europe. The constant travelling across large distances was starting to get to me, so we thought it more practical to be closer to where our work is.

Heinz Kabutz.

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