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Please write your story of how you were saved?

 
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Nobody has anything today?
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I had a Vision and several other things happen before I finally accepted the idea of God.
The Self-Annointed Golden Elohim; Israel's Foresaken.
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There is no magical incantation that suddenly makes you a Christian. Many people pray the "Sinner's Prayer" and think they're magically saved. But becoming a believer in Christ is more than a mere white-wash.

Being a Christian is first believing that Jesus is the Son of God and that He was raised from the dead.

Second, realize you're a sinner and repent. Tell God of your sins (He knows already, so don't be shy) and repent of them. Then turn from your old, sinful ways.

And third, invite Him to come into your heart and your life and "clean house" as it were.

Fourth - FOLLOW HIM.

Jesus is not a bumper-sticker you slap onto your secular life and yell, "There, I fixed it!" The mark of a TRUE Christian is that their life is transformed to do the work and the will of the Father. The mark of a TRUE Christian is that their life has been 100% changed for the better.

The mark of a TRUE Christian is one who has a deep relationship with Christ, growing in faith, learning His Word, and listening to the still, small voice of His Spirit.

God must become number one in your life. Before all things; possessions, family, friends. "Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God, and THEN all these things will be added unto you..." ~Matthew 6:33

If you're not sure how to do that, then ASK God to teach you how to seek Him. Christ assures us if we ask, the door will be opened. This does not mean that God is a cosmic Santa Claus, but rather, that what we ask according to His will, He will give us. And it is His will that you know Him. Therefore, any question you ask, any answer you seek about the deeper things of God, it will be His pleasure to teach you.

The way of the Christian is not an easy path, my friend. Know that you will suffer, but it will all be worth it. You might lose good friends when you become a Christian, because you're no longer "fun" to hang around with. Those old sinful things you used to do are no longer fun to you, therefore you want to stay far away from them. Old friends might stop calling or disown you altogether.

But just remember, we suffer because Christ suffered, and no man is greater than his Master. But any man who saves his life will lose it, and any man who loses his life for Christ's sake will gain it. (Luke 17:33)

Set your mind on Heavenly things. Become so Heavenly minded that you DO earthly good. We are saved by grace, not by works, so never fall into the trap that you can DO something to get into Heaven. If we could earn our own salvation, then we wouldn't have needed Christ to pay our debt.

So, my advice for you and for any other hurting soul out there thinking of turning to Christ: fall on your knees and accept Christ as Lord and Savior. Invite Him into your heart and your life. Confess your sin and repent, and turn from your once-wicked ways. Then follow Him and learn how to become a fisher of men. :)

I'll be praying for you.
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Jesus died on the cross thats how i was saved i did
nothing to deserve it at all.
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While what you say is true (Jesus died for all), you had to open the door (your heart) to let Him in. I've always liked the picture, the used to place just inside most Bibles where Jesus was knocking at the door. It had no door knob. The artist realized "we have to open the door, of our life, to allow the Savior in.

Good post OP.
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As a child my grandparents were Catholics, actually first just grandma, dad was an athiest and science teacher, my uncle a physicist and head of the ham radio association in Canada for quite a few years, and mom agnostic. But I thought deeply on things and realized that it was probably likely that this wasn't random. And then as a preteen, glanced at the new testament grandma had and felt the Spirit in the words. I'm going to qualify, in some of the words. As a preteen read the entire bible, and went to Church, by this grandpa was onboard too.

I was able to ascertain right from the start that the higher frequency was in some parts, and in Christ's messages, but that all the rest was not God. God does not smite people or order you to kill your defeated enemy down to the suckling child. Discernment is really really needed. You can't wear all the hats there, there's different energies in that scripture and in all the world religions. Also a lot of coding when you look deep enough, for astrolgoy. But it was almost like child abuse to read it, avoided anything that was not positive in the scriptures after doing that as a child.

You need to do what Yeshua talked about in Matthew 13, weed our garden and empty your cups daily, of all the programming the world instills including your paster/priest. All the economics, and politics, right wing/left wing, all the "isms", they're all traps. True Family values complete equality and everything they have belongs to each other, without forcing or enslaving anyone, equality, and Freedom, the two hand in hand and not run from the top in a pryamid of control, but from the very metaphorical hearts of the people.
Turn the pryamid upside down and get rid of dictators, royalty and winner take all politics.

The whole world is a trap, and we're supposed to see through it to things that matter, our brother/sister in need and seeing positivity.

He said in Matthew 13 to use your talents to serve, those who did not would have the little they had taken from them, and hinted strongly that anyone who turned to God and asked for their sight and hearing to be healed would have it done.
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There is no magical incantation that suddenly makes you a Christian. Many people pray the "Sinner's Prayer" and think they're magically saved. But becoming a believer in Christ is more than a mere white-wash.

Being a Christian is first believing that Jesus is the Son of God and that He was raised from the dead.

Second, realize you're a sinner and repent. Tell God of your sins (He knows already, so don't be shy) and repent of them. Then turn from your old, sinful ways.

And third, invite Him to come into your heart and your life and "clean house" as it were.

Fourth - FOLLOW HIM.

Jesus is not a bumper-sticker you slap onto your secular life and yell, "There, I fixed it!" The mark of a TRUE Christian is that their life is transformed to do the work and the will of the Father. The mark of a TRUE Christian is that their life has been 100% changed for the better.

The mark of a TRUE Christian is one who has a deep relationship with Christ, growing in faith, learning His Word, and listening to the still, small voice of His Spirit.

God must become number one in your life. Before all things; possessions, family, friends. "Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God, and THEN all these things will be added unto you..." ~Matthew 6:33

If you're not sure how to do that, then ASK God to teach you how to seek Him. Christ assures us if we ask, the door will be opened. This does not mean that God is a cosmic Santa Claus, but rather, that what we ask according to His will, He will give us. And it is His will that you know Him. Therefore, any question you ask, any answer you seek about the deeper things of God, it will be His pleasure to teach you.

The way of the Christian is not an easy path, my friend. Know that you will suffer, but it will all be worth it. You might lose good friends when you become a Christian, because you're no longer "fun" to hang around with. Those old sinful things you used to do are no longer fun to you, therefore you want to stay far away from them. Old friends might stop calling or disown you altogether.

But just remember, we suffer because Christ suffered, and no man is greater than his Master. But any man who saves his life will lose it, and any man who loses his life for Christ's sake will gain it. (Luke 17:33)

Set your mind on Heavenly things. Become so Heavenly minded that you DO earthly good. We are saved by grace, not by works, so never fall into the trap that you can DO something to get into Heaven. If we could earn our own salvation, then we wouldn't have needed Christ to pay our debt.

So, my advice for you and for any other hurting soul out there thinking of turning to Christ: fall on your knees and accept Christ as Lord and Savior. Invite Him into your heart and your life. Confess your sin and repent, and turn from your once-wicked ways. Then follow Him and learn how to become a fisher of men. :)

I'll be praying for you.
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disgree. the words we say very much make a big difference. the kind of prayers we use are important. there is a difference between being saved and being born again. you can be saved but never get the baptism of the holy spirit. getting the holy spirit is a literal thing whereby the spirit of God physically resides inside you...Jesus. I was mad after I figured it out, no one told me. God had to show me. Get the power if your on the planet. It makes a really huge difference.
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth.
Song of Solomon, 3. 1
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Closing eyes (OP):
The Bible is filled with stories that guide us and instruct us in how to live successfully... The only way to do that is to walk with God.
The Bible is staged in Israel, or countries nearby, where the Israelite stories played out. The little land of israel is a stage where God is playing out history.
The book of Kings is a perfect example of how God works with mankind. Each kingdom in Israel was characterized by the king's attitude toward God. What the kings did in relation to God determined how Israel went during their rule. So it is with our individual lives...we are king of our kingdom...of our little world...our life. The nation of Israel was used by the Lord to illustrate how He works in our individual lives. When the king walked with God in obedience and humility Israel experienced blessings of prosperity, health, victory, and peace. But when the kings did what was right in their own eyes and ignored God, they experienced drought, famine, hunger, poverty, war, and conquest by other nations. When the kings were not godly, Israel had no victory; there was always victory, peace and plenty when the king walked with God. Those stories illustrate the way He works in our lives. When He rules in our hearts, we have victory.
The stories of the Old Testament are sometimes complex, but He gives us PICTURES or foreshadows of the Savior that came in the New Testament. In a nutshell: God wants your heart; He wants to reign in your life, so that He indwells your heart and then you will live correctly and be a whole, healthy person.
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MY STORY:

I came from a violent home, (drugs, alcohol, gun shots, being chased with knives, people thrown through picture pane windows), in fact I was born three months early because my father kicked my mother in the stomach, I was born weighing two pounds nine ounces, this was DEC of 1956.

As early as 7yrs old, I was out on the streets till 3-4am, I was put in three orphanages... One night I remember, my father snuck into our house, he put a loaded pistol in my hand and told me too shoot my sisters and my mother, it was crazy. Through all of this, (which I wouldn't change), I came out a fairly normal kid, I was involved in sports and didn't do drugs, or drink. I thought I was a survivor, wanting only too make it through another day.

At age 16 (in 1974) I started too sense a need in my life, an emptiness that I couldn't explain. I knew I had too find God/Jesus, but who was HE? I had no idea where too find HIM, so I went to the local library to find books concerning world religions, God, and the occult. At the library I met an ex hippie (Gary Osborn) he saw my books and decided too share the message with me. Gary invited me to pray in the back of his V.W. so I did, I remember saying "God forgive me for my sins, and whatever you have for me I want it all".

Well at first nothing happened I expected, lightening or something. Gary said, "Just go home and praise God" I said, "What's that, mean" Gary said, "Just thank him" So I did just that.

The remaining is sacred to me, before I asked Jesus into my heart, I never heard voices, I never drank, and I never did drugs, but one week after meeting Jesus while in the middle of my last class (during high school) A voice, just as clear, as someone standing next too you, spoke, and as the voice spoke it said to me, "rod tell them about Jesus" I was surprised, but unafraid, I put my hand over my mouth, since I didn't want anyone too think I was talking too myself, I said (to whoever spoke too me) "I don't know what to say" the voice said "don't be afraid, I'll give you the words to say" To this day I don't remember my words, but I spoke too those kids about Jesus and salvation, their mouths just dropped open and then, class was over, I walked out of that room, feeling like I had never felt before.

The next day was Saturday; I slept in the living room on an old couch. When I woke it was early and I decided too turn on the TV, to watch my favorite cartoon, the roadrunner.

As I sat there watching the TV, I got up and looked outside, everything was so beautiful, (I never appreciated nature, I just wanted too make it thru another day). BUT now it was so pretty, I sat back down on the couch, and as I did I was somewhere else.

I was sitting at a long rough hewn table, to my right was God, the father, I couldn't see him, to my left was Satan, him I could see (he looked like a man only very big) then in front of me was Jesus, three bowls appear, filled with what looked like porridge. Now the father spoke and said Satan dismiss yourself, Satan stood and screamed, then vanished. Three bites were taken out of the bowl. Then all at once I was watching myself from a distance, walking with Jesus up a grassy pathway. Jesus was speaking to me but from a distance I couldn't hear him, I could see myself shaking my head (like I understand) then thru my eyes I saw the house where I had been sleeping.

I didn't know what had happened; I'd never experienced anything like that, but I knew two things, I had too find a pastor to talk too, and I KNEW GOD loved me and wanted something from me...my total surrender, my life totally under his control, every second, moment by moment, and I was consumed with this one desire, to live too PLEASE HIM. Let me give you an example: When a friend from school would come over and say, "Hey rod." "Let's go to a show" I'd say, "hold on." Then Id go in the bathroom and pray, "Lord should I go?" Sometimes the Lord would say "go", sometimes "no" At times He was silent, when this happened I would look inside, to my heart, (Spirit), (see Colossians 3:15) if I had peace I would go, If not, Id stay home.

As I practiced this new desire, (surrender), I noticed the voice of the Lord became more frequent and clearer, (John 10:27). It always had to agree with scripture. The word of the Lord will always agree with the true meaning and / or the true interpretation of scripture).

I new I needed to get a bible, I went to a bookstore and I got the largest family bible Id ever seen, with pictures and everything. I was so happy. That night the voice of the lord said, "Read Matthew 5." I had to look in the contents; I didn't know where Matthew was. When I found it and started too read, the words became a ("Word of the Lord to me") they just jumped off the page, they seemed to come alive, and they filled me, with hope, love and peace. Now I knew God loved me, and my sins were gone, I was forgiven...

As time passed I grew, sometimes Id walk into a busy office or building (like a D.O.L) and the Lord would say go sit by that guy, I would strike up a conversation, then say "you don't know me but I'm a Christian and God is going too share with me about your life" I don't mean simple things like "you have the flu" or "Headaches", but deep, personal things that others couldn't know or even guess. People would usually start to cry and ask "how did you know?" I'd say "I didn't but God knew".

One of the best lessons from the Lord concerning trusting Him happened like this; I was traveling from Philly to Atlantic city, I got on the road, and started to hitch a ride, (it wasn't illegal at that time) within one hour and twenty minuets I was in Atlantic city (which was a one hour drive!) I got 4 different rides, as I stepped into each vehicle I boldly proclaimed "Hi I'm a child of the King, and God's going to bless you for picking me up!" God gave me very personal details about each of those people and all but one came to Christ.

When I got to Atlantic City, God said "Rod, when you get to the prayer meeting tonight I want you to give all your money, to Johnnie Diaz". I said "Lord that's all I've got?" (About 300.00) God replied; "you take care of your brothers and sisters in the Lord and I'll take care of you." So upon arriving in Atlantic City, I secretly gave all my money to Johnnie, (this was to cover something for Johnnie that was very personal, so I know he didn't share this with anyone).

That night I asked myself "how am I going to get back to work, tomorrow? I didn't have a penny, not even enough for bus fare, and in my spirit I knew I wasn't to hitch hike, but instead the Lord wanted me on the bus. After sleeping that night and leaving the brothers house the next day, (where the meeting had been held), I started walking to the bus station. As I got closer and closer, I was imagining, "is the drivers going to just "know" he's suppose to let me ride for free?" But as I approached the depot, a brother named "Chicky" came out of his house and said "rod I think the Lord wants me to give this to you." It was exactly what I needed for bus fare!

This has been a short summary of my life, oh one more thing. Life didn't continue this way for me, I ruined that. I don't live surrendered moment by moment now, or my heart is hidden from me, I'm just not sure. Where does man find the will and desire to live such a life, or is it a gift as is repentance?

Should I confess the most difficult thing in my life with you? After all we are strangers! After living this way for sometime and seeing my life change, and having peace beyond comprehension, I disobeyed the lord after he spoke too me. I lived to obey him, it was my passion...I knew a man, he was a believer, and his name was Bob Chorney. Bob was like the father I never had. Bob is dead now, I loved him very much, and we forgave one another.

One day I went to visit Bob, we talked and prayed for a while then Bob said, "rod", "Paula is gone (Bob's wife). "Why don't you go to dinner with me"? Immediately the Lord spoke and said "rod don't go" I said Bobby I can't go. He said "oh rod go with me ". I said Bob I can't. I prayed back too the lord, in my mind saying "Lord it will be alright, you know I don't drink, I'll just eat something with Bob" The Lord didn't reply. So we went. All was well until a brother named Aggie Rodriguez, started to argue with Bob, I couldn't watch, so I started to leave, as I went outside Bob said "Rod if your going to walk you might as well walk all the way back too Washington, and don't come back" OH the pain. Well the next morning, Bob and Paula showed up, Bob said "rod forgive me I'm so sorry", the Lord spoke instantly and said "rod forgive him, go too him tell him it's ok and that you love him". I said "Lord I can't. I won't, it hurts too bad".

Soon I left for Washington. My life, outside of God's will, was torture. No peace, no answers, sin in total control.

Jean Nicholas Grou says, "God delights in two things, for a man too know God and too know himself." I now know what I'm capable of without him, living life for myself, Sinning, being rebellious. I want to recommend a couple books that I discovered a few years ago, the book is "Practicing the presence" BY Lawrence and Labach, there are two versions this one is best and includes Labach's testimony. "Hinds feet on High places" and "The breaking of the outer man for the release of the spirit" By Watchman Nee are very good also.

1).How do you describe this LIFE? As a Christian it's hard to do. As I recall moments in my own life, I think of times of stillness, in the midst of activity or in the quiet of night. The presence of His Spirit was there, sometimes speaking other times He was silent, yet the undeniable presence of His Spirit was so real. You couldn't describe it too anyone else, sometimes he was so near, almost physical, at other times He was, just felt, deep in your heart. I could at times think, and He would answer. Sometimes the answer was spoken, and at other times it was a still small voice in my heart. Sometimes I would see a person, and while looking at them, I knew about them. I recall the passion to tell others about him at any given moment, looking for such an occasion never caring where I was, or who was near by. Constantly His Love moved over me in waves and yet it abode, never departing. I would wake up in the middle of the night and He was there, like a mother hen. I remember the love for others that was not my own. I remember feeling, and being, separate from the world yet still in its midst. I recall not worrying about the kind of car I drove, or the condition of my clothes, knowing that He was fully aware of all these things.
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I was raised by Christian parents. When I was 1 week old, they took me to church. From then on, we were there everytime the door was open. I grew up singing, and playing drums for the praise band. I became a part of the local music ministry, and wound up marrying a worsip leader whose dad is a pastor. Now, we lead worship together. I think God is so awesome for bringing us together to further His kingdom! ALthough I was raised in church as a child, it didn't really start to hit me until I was a teenager. At that point, I was old enough to better understand, and really started seeking God. The teenager years are extremely stressful of course, and I was trying to find out who I was. Then again, when I was about 20 or so I feel that I had another revalation. I realized that it was about more than just praying here or there or reading your Bible. I realized it was not a "part" of your life the same way that work, school or sports are a part of your life. It should BE your WHOLE life. The word says to "pray without ceasing'. You should be in a CONSTANT relatiosnhip with the Lord. Every decision you make should be based on His word. The way you handle every problem and situation should be the way that Jesus would want you to. Even if the people in your life don't support you, or think you're overreacting, you're not. Because one day, we will all face judgment before His throne, and the ones who made Jesus Lord of their life will be saved.

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"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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It was December 25th 1970. I was 7 years old. I asked as a little boy (with the mind on a little demon ;-) for Jesus to be my PERSONAL Savior and come into my HEART.

He did..and I thankful I have made this walk...

Thanks

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I was nine, and the moment that I understood that I was a sinner it seemed like the logical thing to do, it wasn't emotional, it didn't even seem like that big of a deal. Faith comes easy to children. I maintain that had my mom not drug me to church during my childhood I never would have been saved, because even as a Christian I'm very cynical and skeptical and with out a child's capacity for faith It would taken one of those dramatic moments like where sin would just have to bring me to my knees. As I became an adult and would here other testimonies from people who were save as an adult, they always made it seem so profound and earth shattering, which it is, and I would think that I had done it because my experience seemed so benign. Now I know, however, that I pretty much went from being "safe", under the age of accountability, to being "saved". Luckily by the time I was old enough to be skeptical Even though I rebelled, and quite severely I might ad, all my running and kicking and screaming and sinning was to no avail because Jesus already had me. THANKS MOM!
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I was 9. My brother was 12. He walked down the aisle at our church to be saved one Sunday. I decided I should too. He had a lot of influence over me. He was my big brother, my role model at the time, and the person who had been sexually molesting me since I was 6. My parents didn't know he'd been abusing me. My brother tricked me into letting him do disgusting things to me and then told me he'd tell my parents it was all my fault and make them believe it if I ever told them. I never told my mom until I was 40-something. She acted like it had been my fault. It wasn't. My brother became a police officer, made a mess of three marriages, and then moved in with my mom to "get back on his feet." Now he's lived with my mom for 10 years.

When I was 14 I got pregnant and had to have an abortion. That is when I told my brother to never touch me again. That is how I was saved.
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I am currently in service with the messiah.You need to live with a heart and mind filled with love.You must be aware,that he is here now.Love and Blessings
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How I was saved.


One day Our preacher came into a sermon preaching about how gays were second class citizens, I stood up told him he was wrong, and i walked out with my husband and kids.......
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There is no magic bullet. You just have to deal with what happens in your life while trying to keep a positive attitude. Shit still happens but it doesn't bother you as much.

There is no being saved. Faith is just another drug like heroin (only much much worse). Faith just means you have decided to stop thinking and are accepting whatever BS the religion or leader you have faith in has told you to believe.

Faith is peaceful in the same way that simpletons don't have a care in the work.
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Sad.
The gospel and the Bible are foolishness (stupidity) to those who are perishing. The Bible says so. We expect this attitude from the lost.
The Bible tells us the "gospel is foolishness to those who are perishing, and it is the power of God unto salvation for us who are saved." We simpleton Christians do have the SAME CARES AND SAME PROBLEMS THAT YOU LOST GENIUSES HAVE, BUT WITH GOD'S GUIDANCE AND INSTRUCTIONS, WE CAN HANDLE THOSE SAME PROBLEMS AND TRIALS CORRECTLY.
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How I was saved.


One day Our preacher came into a sermon preaching about how gays were second class citizens, I stood up told him he was wrong, and i walked out with my husband and kids.......
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Yes, but why was he wrong?
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Yes, OP...The regular King James or New King James, or any other version is useable. The Seventh-Day Adventists do not use a special Bible. But we do use and believe all of it. You can't just take verses out of context to make a particular point of view relevant...you have to search as to what the WHOLE Bible says on a particular subject. Going to a Bible study is a great way to start out....
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I am not writing this to belittle any of you folks whom believe as you do, but your title brought back many memories of those times when I witnessed many whom were saved.

Now put this in perspective, I was a little kid, an orphan as well as abused in ways that that almost left me dead by ten, but getting there was truly an adventure and there were good times and bad. This telling brings back a smile from times in which smiles did not often find the light.

I spent many Sundays taken by others to save us from the evils of this life. This was in the 40's, yes they did that back then as well. My brother and I would watch in fascination as folks came up to the alter and got emotionally saved, including my brother, repeatedly all the way up into high school. For some reason, even as a young boy, I held my own, even when I was the only one in the church left with the preacher yelling at me and Jesus loves you song, hypnotically being sung over and over. My brother ended up a criminal and I became a productive citizen by the way.

Nope can't say I ever have been saved, either in church, barns, tents and other sundry places in which I was taken, but as a little kid, I watched grown adults, do strange things and wondered at the array of women's underwear as they rolled all over the floor, speaking in weird tongues. I would not trade this experience for anything, it is true history, like it or not as well as most interesting.hfhfhf
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I think I was eight years old. I was sitting with my family at church when the invitation was called at the end of the sermon. Something inside of me just told me i HAD to go. I looked up and told my mom I had to go. She thought I meant to the bathroom lol. But I walked to the front of the church and I felt like I was just engulfed in fire. Tears just poured down my cheeks and I remember it like it was yesterday.
I am 22 now, but He has showed me so so many times that he is real and that he does hear us.
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Long story short: We were married with a 9 month year old son. Pot smokers, living above my grandparents in an apartment kinda depressed not working. My husband was given a book called "The Miracle of The Scarlet Thread" by Richard Booker. It changed our lives. We both got saved in Sept of 1985. Our 3 children are all believers serving the Lord. Our life was totally changed and the world and the sky looked totally different. I've told our children, that the Lord saved us for them.
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I gave up trying to fix a mess (my life) that I was incapable of fixing.



I called out for help, not knowing who or what I was calling to.



I chose to forgive someone whom the world told me I had every reason never to forgive.



These three things all happened in an instant, in a moment outside of time. No-one preached to me, and my "prayer" (I was an atheist then) was just two words and unspoken:


HELP ME



In the darkness of death, I was given the choice to forgive. I was made to understand that this choice was the right one and would rid me of all my pain. I was also made to understand that if I chose not to forgive, the pain that had overwhelmed me to the point of death would not go away, and would only get worse.


I chose to forgive because I wanted the pain to stop.



The instant that I chose to forgive, I was shown that all of the pain that I had felt was pain that I had earned. No-one had done anything to me that I hadn't first done to them or to someone else.


Then there was the sound of wind rushing into me and all around me -- and I began to breathe again. I opened my eyes, and the pain was gone. The feeling was indescribable. There are no human words to describe it. The closest are: Joy, elation, euphoria, ecstasy. I know now that what I felt that day, and for several weeks after, is what heaven feels like, only better. I was given a foretaste as a gift, and a reminder.



A half hour later, back at the place where I was house-sitting, I started reading the New Testament for the first time in my life (I was 36), and I understood that the indescribable joy I felt was because I'd been "born again", healed, made whole. Demons I had brought onto myself through my words and actions had been expelled, God's spirit had come into me, and I'd become a Jesus freak. No-one preached to. I'd known nothing of Christianity except to mock it. That was 12 years ago, and I'm still a Jesus freak.


We all come to God in our own way. God adjusts himself to where we are, and lifts us up to where we need to be, with our approval (he won't override our free will). We see Jesus doing this all the time in the Gospels -- lifting people up when they lay prostrate and weeping in front of him.


Conversion is as unique as our fingerprints. There are as many conversion stories as there are converts. And by the way -- I am not saved, I'm born again. None of us knows if we're actually 'saved' until our life's course is done. God alone judges, but the constant companionship of his spirit helps us (not forces us) to live our lives in accordance with his will, which is:


to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

Micah 6:8



"O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me."


Psalm 31
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People that don't believe in the bible, please be kind, just for today, I'm hurting and want to hear how others came to find Jesus in their hearts! Is it really as simple as some say, or does it take a lot of learning and ????? Thank you in advance!
I love the "bible tards" as GLP calls them, do you have verses you can explain, or just a miracle that made you believe?
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Same way as everyone else, Totally GOD's decision;


John 6:44

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No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me...
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How do I do that?
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You cannot, you will believe according to GOD's timing, he will call some now, everyone eventually, none will be lost permanently.

If you engage the christian religion you will become confused and depressed and judgmental.

Only understand this, Christ solved the problem of sin on the cross for everyone because GOD desired that everyone should be saved, GOD always gets what he wants. The christians do not understand this, they deny the power of the cross and tell you that your decision overrides GOD's intent, it's the ultimate arrogance and a doctrine of demons.

You are saved Sir, as are we all, not only on earth but the entire host (numerous inhabitants) of the heavens (space) as well.

I hope you find what you are looking for.
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11/17/2011 08:36 PM
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No conversion exists.
:preachy:
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[link to www.oldtimebaptist.org] Read some of these,I think this is what you're looking for.
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I had reached a point in my life where I became depressed, I spent a long time learning who i was. Everything that I learned about myself, I didnt like. It turned into a very dark time in my life, I thought too much. It was all focused on what I didnt like and turned the world into a dark place full of hate through my eyes. I had been agnostic for a couple years, and through my search for myself and the truth I began to believe more and more in god. I started praying, asking the lord to show me how to live for him, rather than for myself. I had gotten nowhere trying to live for myself. I asked him into my heart and just prayed for him. To show me. One night I had a dream of my dads suicide and through that one dream, everything was explained to me. That one dream answered every question I had, I had been praying for him to SHOW me. He made it as close to real as it could get. It was so powerful! I had been PRAYING for it and he answered... It was a moment I will never forget. Just to know that he really sees me. He listens. It just amazed me. Never has something seemed so real. When I truely asked him back into my heart, I could feel his grace, literally feel all my bad nerves become lifted. Just like that.
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I was saved by vision of the kind of deeply mysterious death Jesus suffered on the cross (John 12: 32-33) which I came to understand only after many years of living "a life in all its fullness" including growth in his grace, knowledge and faith (Ibid, 10).

Let us beware not to rob the power of Christ's death on the cross. It is our only way of salvation.
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Matthew 24:13 "He that endures to the end will be saved".
These are words Out Of The Mouth of the Rabbi himself.
You stupid idiots are so wrapped up in yourselves you do not even acknowledge them. None of you retards have endured to the end and None are Saved. I bet 90% of you simpletons have never even read the words of the Rabbi and rely on some asshat preacher to direct you. You are all lost.
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nancy got me here...! tks zetas..!
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Jesus can't save you.

Only you can save yourself by following the path that Jesus taught.

Believing in Jesus won't do shit for you. The message JC taught was always intended to be an action message. You have to act on it and adhere to it. Faith without action is entirely meaningless and won't save you.

Only those who walk the walk can be saved.
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