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Every Christian Has a Conversion Story Which Needs to be Told
Our Personal Message
Every Christian has a personal story which needs to be told- it is the about the moment they came to accept Jesus into their hearts. While some have a personal story of dramatic life change, like Paul, others accept Jesus with little fanfare and then go on to live their lives as a new creation. Whether there is a dramatic change or not, the important thing is to share the message.
Paul throughout his missionary journey's did not try to hide anything from anybody. He was devout in his beliefs as a member of the Sanhedrin long before being called by Jesus which is evident in the way he fervently sought out the Believers in the New Way in order to prosecute them. Paul became an even more devout follower of Jesus after his conversion on the road to Damascus.
Paul was not afraid of being tortured or beaten because of his devotion for spreading the Good News of a risen savior. He was even more forthcoming in the testimony of his conversion. No, he at times even appears to revel in the beatings and torture he receives at the hands of others. One can almost see Paul agreeing with James the brother of Jesus, when he says to “Consider it pure joy when you face trials of all kinds.”
Read Paul's Life Story
Paul's Testimony in Jerusalem
In Acts 21 Paul is rescued from an angry mob. In Acts 22 he is standing before the same crowd giving them his apologia or defense. The crowd listens intently to his words until Paul tells them he was called by God to take the Gospel message to the Gentiles. Paul had previously been told in a vision that he would be taking the Gospel far away, to the Gentiles. The tribune starts to shout and throw off their and rip cloaks and throw dust in the air. They want Paul to be flogged for his blasphemous words. After all how could God's salvation come to the Gentiles?
However, before he can be flogged, Paul invokes his rights as a citizen of the Roman empire. The attempted flogging ceased. Paul knew full well what would happen when he invoked his rights as a Roman citizen. The rest is history, Paul went on one last missionary journey to Rome where he ended up going to his death proclaiming Jesus as Savior of all.
What Paul preached was the truth. He simply told his conversion story and what God wanted him to do with his life. Paul was a man of God who spread the Gospel wherever he went. Each of us has a conversion story, a true tale about we came to know God as Lord and Savior.
Giving Away Our Story
Paul knew that delivering his conversion message to others would bring out the best in some people but also the worst in others. Today our world is not much different then the time of Paul lived in. Telling others the story of how we came to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and then telling others he is the only way into a right relationship with God does not mix well with the current “whatever you believe is okay for you,” world.
Christianity once the bright beacon in a dark world is now considered the unwanted light, in a world which claims to be enlightened. Christianity is being pushed away at an alarming rate. The time is not for ever Christian to stand up and be counted by telling others the