Buon giorno. There are too many testimonies to count of people who where involved in crime, porn, drugs, sexual affairs and every other evil under the sun who had their lives were turned around because they surrendered to Jesus. I have put occasional videos on this Weblog (like this one and this sequel) of people giving their stories.
I recommitted my life to Christ on Resurrection Sunday, 2010. In the past year, I have been regaining lost ground and also learning about things I did wrong before. It's a process. Two things are true, although they seem trite. First, "Please be patient, God is not finished with me yet". Also, "I am a piece of work in progress". Becoming a Christian does not make anyone perfect (despite the outrageous demands of disbelievers); it's a process. It's interesting, the more someone knows and the closer they get to the Lord, the more they realize that they have further growing to do.
In Evidence that Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell said:
"On the day of the crucifixion they were filled with sadness; on the first day of the week with gladness. At the crucifixion they were hopeless; on the first day of the week their hearts glowed with certainty and hope. When the message of the resurrection first came they were incredulous and hard to be convinced, but once they became assured they never doubted again.God forgave me for my own denials of Christ, and my sinful life. He can do the same for you. You see, when Christians present the gospel message, it's not just parlor room discussion or "winning an argument" for us. We are presenting a life-changing message, and we care about your eternal destination.
"What could account for the astonishing change in these men in so short a time? The mere removal of the body from the grave could never have transformed their spirits, and characters. … Think of the psychological absurdity of picturing a little band of defeated cowards cowering in an upper room one day and a few days later transformed into a company that no persecution could silence. …"
|The gate is open at the foot of the cross.|