What is a Biblical Testimony?

As I said last Wednesday I’m taking a short break from testimonies to give a quick perspective on why we testify (which I covered HERE) and what a testimony is.

IMG_5338So what is a testimony? This is important to define if you find yourself testifying to the unsaved, as many other religions and cults have redefined what a testimony is. Your testimony is simply the story of how and when you were saved.

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2-Corinthians-1:12

It isn’t the Gospel, once we testify we shouldn’t think the job is done and the person has heard the Good News. What they’ve heard is our reaction to the Good News. This is important, but not as important as going on and sharing the Gospel with them as well.

Two last thoughts on the testimony:

1. If you can’t remember when you were saved, but can remember the general time of it, what happened to you, how things changed, then I wouldn’t let other, more specific testimonies make you feel as though you are unsaved. If, however, you believe you were saved as a child and have no testimony or evidence for a change in your life, then I hope and pray you will work through your salvation with fear and trembling.

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2-Timothy-1:8

2. It will be rare, if ever, that the lost respond to your testimony the way you think they will. Do not be discouraged by this, some plant the seed and others water, while yet others harvest. Also, when you are mocked or persecuted, you will be blessed in heaven. Pray for those who wrongly misuse you.

As always, dear friends, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved!

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Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

2 thoughts on “What is a Biblical Testimony?”

  1. I love your message. I was saved as a child and really have to think hard about how it felt to be a new Christian, but this is an excellent exercise. Another thing we can do is to testify about God working in our lives daily.

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    1. I never want to be the reason a believer doubts there faith, I’m was concerned the testimonies I was writing about might begin to do just that. I praise God for those He raised up in faith from a young age!
      I agree with you, the daily changes are a greater testimony of salvation, and speak to an overall life as a living sacrifice unto Him. Thank you for your encouraging words, friend!

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