I have great news, God sent His only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins. For all of you that are Christians ,You know the Lord is a holy, loving, merciful and a forgiving God. In the Bible it says in Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. " and I am here to tell you that I am living proof of His greatness.
I have been sinning against a holy God for over 23 years, not knowing really what I was doing. Trying to find what would please Brent, to make me happy.
I thought I was a Christian once, that God had saved me, but as time past my fruits didn’t show it. As time went on I got older, had more freedom, and left home, went out into this world blinded, thinking I knew it all and that I knew what I was doing. I started sinning more and hurting myself more, my family, and those who loved me dearly, blaming everyone and everything, but yet I still thought I ,high and mighty Brent, was O.K. A good old boy. Well I am going to tell you I wasn’t. I had know idea what I was doing until God showed me my true self, and you know It wasn’t pretty at all. I wasn’t that good old boy like I had thought.
My name was removed off the membership at church, and I really didn’t care, even though It did bother me some, but for the wrong reasons. I was rebelling against God. But now I see that, it was the best thing to do, because I was not being a good example of God and his church with the life style I was living at that time.
About eight month’s ago I starting seeing my sins and what I was doing wrong. I started visiting another church, trying to find answer to my questions, but just wasn't getting the answer’s I was looking for, but I knew deep down that I needed to be in Gods house. I believe that God then had started opening my eyes. My family and I started attending my home church again, and I loved what I was hearing, and besides it was home. I e-mailed Brother Mitchell ,( the pastor at the time) one day to ask a small question about the church, and expected a simple answer. But God works in mysterious ways. Brother Mitchell came and visited me at my home and told me to read the book of 1st John in the Bible. Reading that Book let me know where I was in Gods eyes and where I stood with God. Since then I have been in counsel every week with Brother Mitchell and seeking to know my Lord. And now I can tell you that I have found Jesus and He has saved my soul, so I want to publicly confess to you my faith and belief for Jesus. and that I do believe whole heartily that God has saved me from my sin.
The testimony above was written in 1994 and was prepared so that I could read it to the church that I was currently attending making my public profession of faith in. Now that you have finished reading this and if it speaks to you in anyway or if it sounds familiar to you and if you have any questions about gaining a personal relationship with the King of Kings, Jesus Christ please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org