Why We Believe: Vol. 1

October 6, 2007, 12:30 pm; posted by
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This and following weekends, we will share the brief salvation testimony of each Bweinh!tributor. First in line is David.

As a typical bad kid growing up in Watertown, NY in the 1970’s, I found my way into alcohol and drugs at an early age, which led to petty crime to buy cigarettes, pot, beer and wine. Dad was Catholic and gone most of the time, and Mom was Baptist, working hard to raise 4 kids by herself. She sent us to the Baptist church for a while, but that stopped when she found out we were going to the bus station and spending the offering money in the vending machines on the way to church.

When I was 17, I found myself in jail (the city lockup) for the fourth time that summer. During that night, God spoke to me for the first time in my life, saying, “You’ve seen what the world has to offer — now watch what I can do for you.” Two weeks later while I was home alone, God showed up again and said, “He (the devil) has had you for your entire life, but if you want to, you can give your heart to me and belong to me.”

The rest of the conversation went like this:

“Who are you?”

“Jesus.”

“Send my sister to pray with me, because I don’t know who you are or what you want.”

“No, when you stand before Me to be judged, there will be no one else there but you and Me. This is your decision.”

“Come into my heart and be my personal Lord and savior.” (a prayer Dave Maxon had told me about)

Instantly I went from being a skinny, long-haired punk who was lost and going to hell, to being a skinny, long-haired punk who was saved and going to Heaven. I’m still headed for Heaven, because of what Jesus did in dying for my sins on the Cross, and revealing Himself to me that day.


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