Here is a little Wednesday Testimony bonus, multiple testimonies in one clip! Beloved, when I hear these brothers and sisters share how they came to saving Grace my heart fills with joy. What Love is this? That while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us! This truly is amazing Grace! Many of you know I was a false convert, I spent years in church as a tare amongst the wheat. I sounded like the others, I did my best in public to act like the others, but all I really had was religion. Oh but friends, when true faith came in, like a flood, like gates swung open wide, everything was new! My heart is different, my desires are different, my actions are different. What I had once loved I now hate, like the sinful pride of life and lusts of the flesh. What I once hated I now love, like fellowship, prayer, and study in Gods Word.
Surely this great God we serve is worthy of all praise, and honor, and glory! I pray this video blesses you, dear brethren, and as always be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
I wrote back during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation about Martin Luther’s testimony. I found this video to be such a blessing, I felt the need to share it with you all! The man reading Martin Luther’s words is actually quite funny. I love how he keeps it in context, reading Luther’s testimony while pointing to the differences and similarities of today, with a sort of dry sense of humor. Luther’s testimony is such a wonderful story of conversion that I think perhaps I can’t hear it enough. When I found salvation I was also steeped in a false religion, and it was a daily washing of realization as I saw what the Bible said and how it differed from what I had been taught.
Anyhow, dear brethren, here is Martin Luther’s testimony read allowed, as always beloved, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
There is this heart breaking moment in the Word of God where Pilate asks “what is truth?” as he looks into the eyes of the only one who could answer that question, because He is the answer to that question. The worst part is that Pilate didn’t stick around for an answer. Most people who question truth don’t actually want an answer, they want to believe truth is relative. There’s nothing new under the sun, relativism today is no different. The testimony below is of a young man who genuinely sought the answer to Pilates question. I pray it’s a blessing to you all, beloved brethren. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
A while back I was witnessing to an atheist who had come out of a cult. His entire family were members of this cult, and due to its Christian lingo he believed that he had left the true church. He told me he was once a Christian but now he knew there was no God. It got me thinking of all the ways humanity deceives itself, in an effort to avoid responsibility for sin. False doctrines, and cults, are very dangerous which is why, beloved, I write about them on Tuesdays. There’s something that is just as dangerous, if not more so, and that is false conversions.
I was a false convert, as most of you know. I spent over a decade in church believing I was a Christian. I never once heard the Gospel, I was never told to repent, I was never even given reasons why I needed a savior. The man centered preaching I listened to everyday bolstered my belief that I had saved myself by saying a prayer when I was 14. This is why I love to post testimonies on Wednesday’s of true conversions, so others who might be deceived like I was can see the difference. If you have a testimony you’d like to share, I’d love to post it!
What do we do if we have loved ones who are false converts? Todd Friel of Wretched Radio explains…
Hello beloved, I stumbling onto this testimony yesterday and thought it would be a great choice for today’s post. Not only because I relate so much to her experience with the Charismatic Movement, but to her also being told she was saved and just renewing her walk. I think this is yet another grave warning of the dangers in evangelism when we lean on the ‘sinners prayer’.
We must constantly remind ourselves that we are saved by Gods grace alone through faith in Christ Jesus alone, not by anything we do lest any man should boast. The ‘sinners prayer’ does not have power to save. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
Today, beloved brethren, we are driving the last 400 miles of our trip to the next assignment. As most of you know my husband is a traveling Respiratory Therapist, so we go where the hospitals need us. Each assignment can last anywhere from 8 weeks to 9 months. This time we’re heading to Colorado! It’s been a while since we’ve been in the mountains, although the badlands of North Dakota provided an excellent replacement.
This blog was never intended to be my outlet for the blessed life I live. However, every now and then I like to take a moment to invite you into closer fellowship with my family. When we are on the silent two lane highway I get to spend more time reading each of your blogs, and learning from the wisdom and knowledge you all have to offer. Every part of the busy life we live stops when the travel, there’s suddenly time to take it all in.
When we started traveling we were unsaved, and unsure of pretty much everything. Thankfully, due to the incomprehensible grace of God alone, in July 4th of 2015, waiting for corporate housing to come through, we repented of our sins in a hotel in Bismarck, put our faith in Jesus Christ alone for our salvation. Our journey from state to state hasn’t been nearly as exciting as our journey from grace to grace. Sanctification is one of God’s truly amazing graces He gives to His people. The evidence that you are truly saved is not just that you’ve been changed, but that you are continuing to be changed.
Dear friends, if you feel as though you’ve never experienced the new birth of the Christian faith, I implore you to work through your faith with fear and trembling. We must examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. Gods mercy and love are just as real as His hatred of sin, and just nature on judgement day. He is an infinite God, thus when we live a rebellious, law breaking life, sinning against Him, the punishment befitting that crime is infinite. Eternity is real, heaven and hell are real, let us not take lightly that which should concern us the greatest.
As always, my dear, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.