I want to hear the testimonies of those who have been saved... what changed for you and what made you finally see the truth? and how has your testimony affected others around you? looking forward to hearing such things that certainly had a very positive outcome GOD BLESS
I have been saved. I did my inner search and came to self-realization that the mystical "GOD" claim to exist doesn't really exist, except in the minds of those who choose to be 0% self-responsible for their life and obviously misunderstand life.
The truth revealed itself, by employing the true wisdom of life, which determines that I am completely in control of my life, in every aspect.
In some cases, it has made people angry with me, when I tell them what I have learned. Some even call me a "liar" out right, because they themselves think that they are correct in their assumptions of the knowledge they have gained.
On the other hand, my self-realization, has given me a sound purpose in life, that aids in my spirituality and allows me to power forward against any form of adversity, because I am able to discern truth from lie.
Thank you so much for this question. Have a great day.
sorry no belief here on being saved except this one time from a snake.
I have never testified but other people's testimony didn't do me any good!
"what changed for you and what made you finally see the truth?"
I stopped ignoring those things which did not fit into my neatly explained lil world.
Those things which did not conform too, or abide by, my rational perception of things. Those things I could not grasp or percieve, understand or explain, on an Emperical level.
I still do not know about the "truth".
I think I am further along now, then when I possessed a closed rational, purely logical and scientific view of the world.
anyone out there who has a valid testimony of being saved?? would really like to hear the joy of those who have would be delighted to hear others stories on such a matter im sure there must be some intersing ones of some sort
I have a testimony which I am not afraid to share, I just can't do it right now. I will come back to the thread within a day or two - I just can't type it out today. Holly
What makes one testimony valid, and another invalid?
I have been saved from believing in God, but I don't think you want to hear that story. It's very boring!
Hi Greeneyes !
a testimony is a testimony.. but in this case I am clearly stating and asking to hear those of the ones who have been saved meaning by Jesus himself.... and hello
And where are the proofs ?
It's all in the believer's head. I know a lot of people think Jesus have saved them and changed their 'wrong' way of life.
But they have been saved only by themselves. Saved to a boring life. Nothing more entertaining than 'wrong' life. If we're talking about sex
I think calling it "Being saved" is a little presumptous, however there was a point when I became converted to the gosple of Christ.
I believe that it is too simplistic to think that one is saved by just saying that you believe in Christ, there is a conversion process involved, to change one's views, in a concious acceptance of the will of God which if followed by continued faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, Baptism, and receiving the Holy Spirit, then the conversion process becomes complete, and will change a natural man into a sanctified, bornagain purified person. Complete conversion comes after many trials and much testing.
Check out Luke 22:32, note that he was not yet converted at that point.
You can read John3:1-21 to understand the whole story of (born again), regeneration in faith with Christ to enter the Kingdom. It's best to read it with interest, understanding and self questioning. I did write a hub on such "twice born, twice dead" It won't hurt to read it.
I like the hub, however (and my intention is not to be too critical in my observation) I believe that coupled with the ordinance of Baptism comes the Sacrament. To me this is something of great importance as it becomes a renewal of the covenants made at baptism, and I testify that it is an integral part of the plan of salvation, even that which was spoken by the Lord when he said,
"He that Endureth to the end shall be saved."
so with our weekly observances of the sabbath, should we, as followers of Christ, participate with fullness of heart on a continuing basis to participate in the adminestering of the sacrament.
Thank you for the encouraging words Onusonus. After having read other takes you had input for this thread and getting them together i affirm your stance and understand that a person has to by faith remove the old way and place on the new by accepting, and washing away the old person and placing a new covenant of faith with Jesus thru baptism, and accepting the Holy Spirit's baptism upon us to ensure the faith and covenant remains in the heart, soul and mind.
I have a free day today, I would love some light entertainment, so bring on the "testimonies" Show us how "god" saved you and left the others to die. Megalomania may be an illness but it is an amusing one!
oh come on earnest this is not a DEBATE forum for a free for all for those who only wish to attack.. this thread is meant to be positive if you dont have something nice to say then dont say anything at all... in other words there are forums for your entertainment this however is not one of them.. this is a positive thread for those who want to share their testimonies... hopefully if they are attacked they will no better then to engage in them
I was saved at about age 12.
I was raised in a Christian home; my father was a Baptist minister; my brother-in-law was a Baptist minister. We attended a small Separate Baptist Church. My father had started a church before, and had preached in several, even other denominations. His testimony is a much more profound (I suppose one might say) than my own, and was and still is a legacy for me and my siblings. He preached the Word in simplicity and fervor via the Holy Spirit. I say so much about him because he had such an impact on us all; as did my Mom.
I was always somehow grateful, even before I was saved, for the Love of Christ, and always fearful of His judgement even though I didn't feel I had done "anything wrong"........
In the Church, any Christian who felt led by God to go to another person and ask them if they were saved, and to try to persuade them to go to the altar, were welcome to.
There were a few times when my father and mother or others would come to me. Several times my brother-in-law did. At other churches, others did. At first I was embarrassed and then irritated. But every time I refused, I'd feel guilty as the closing song played and the service ended; I'd feel rather sneaky, like I'd "gotten by" with something and relieved.
...But a still small voice would say why didn't I go? And the songs (among them an old one called "Almost Persuaded" would keep playing over and over in my mind and heart..
It took me a while to really ...listen, I guess; to really realize that I was a sinner who needed the Lord. The Holy Spirit kept convicting me. I'd shy away from church sometimes, but always I'd feel the presence of God, persuading me through spirit or songs or words.
One day two of my nieces and some others went to the altar to pray and accept Christ.
That day, I just...went. There was an instance when my heart just said "yes" to the Lord, and my feet just went; that's all I can say really.
I knew something had changed. I knew, somehow, that I was now part of the most awesome event ever! I knew I was at Peace with my Maker. I knew I was forgiven! I knew, really knew, that God Loved me.
With me, it was a process of growth. At times after that I slipped up. I attribute the fact that I never FELL, though, to the Lord. I was saved! I AM saved! But no I'm not a believer in OSAS (once saved always saved) because I know I had a choice to accept or deny Christ, and I still have that choice! But I will say this----once anyone has "met" The Master, and feels His Love deep within and sees His awesomeness, they will surely want for nothing else besides Him.
i saved myself from dogmatic god ideas forever ago
after being to many a church . and listening to every current god idea out there . i had a epiphany .it was as if god said to me dont believe what you have heard about me. i am bigger i am better than anything can imagine . i am what you want me to be . so make me proud . i promised this . that i would. when im done my god idea will be the tallest on earth .
PEOPLE IGNORE the ones whos posts offend please... this is not a childs playground keep ON with your testimony keep talking your good talk and walking your good walk.. im asking nicely please do NOT engage in a big huge debate and or arguement with these people.. IGNORE them and continue to write your testimonies...
These posts offend me, and every other person who does not want this crud to go unchallenged. Don't like it? Don't post.
if i offend you then kindly leave u dont have to listen to me.... GOD BLESS YOU!!
IF THIS FORUM OFFENDS YOU THEN FIND THE DOOR AND FIND ONE THAT DOES NOT!!
It isn't the forum that is offensive, obviously.
So, all that remains are the members here, evidently.
For example, you and I may very well find each others posts offensive.
The difference is that it is only my posts we would both agree are offensive.
But, that is also the problem.
You see, I completely understand why my posts would be offensive to you, just not in the same way as you see them being offensive. In this however, we have a generalized agreement they are offensive.
The inherent problem is that you can't seem to understand why your posts are offensive, and in fact, you'll defend the position they are not offensive, wholly justified by your beliefs.
So, to bleat out offensive posts while showing the door to those who may be offended is the same as saying you are always right and everyone else is always wrong, and if anyone doesn't like it, they can just tafftard.
I think this is a great invitation to ask believers to share their testimony. God gives each one of us a testimony to share. With our testimony, we can encourage each other and perhaps help to lead souls to Him. I have a hub that tells of my testimony in much greater detail than I could share here. You are most welcome to stop by and read it. It's entitled, "How I Met The Savior." Continue on with your mission! May many be enlightened by what you are trying to accomplish.
It seems the religionists have reached fervour pitch in posting to these forums, they pump em out, hoping somehow they can shut down the little voices in their head that tells them daily it is all bulldust!
I will start.
It is said that God calls to all of His sheep(everyone). My wife and I woke up together in the middle of the night, something we had never done before. We were not raised in Christianity as children and I didn't believe in God. But a dream woke her and a dream woke me at the same time. Here we were- wide awake in the middle of the night. I told her my dream and she told me hers. It was more of a message than a dream. They were very personable messages that could not be ignored.
We knew who woke us and we knew that something was greater than ourselves. The next morning I was in the yard and a friend stopped by that I had told before to stop talking about 'God' around me. He was a poor pastor living by the word the best he understood it. It was interesting that he stopped by all things considered. We gave our life to Jesus that day and I have never looked back. To me and my wife, it was the most powerful feeling I have ever had. Our outdoor babtism was a close second.
I would be interested in knowing how and when people deny the Holy Spirit. I wonder if any would talk when they failed to heed the calling.
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