Hello to you all and thank you for letting me introducing myself!

Hey,
This is James and I am a new comer here. I just signed this up like a day or so. I think this site is very cool. There are many good teachings in this site. I really appreciate the owner who puts all the work here and that may God be glorified through this. I know there are many things yet to be learned, but I am sure this place will definitely help out and enlightened those whom God draws to know more about the Truth.

Well, by the grace of God I have a testimony but i am just gonna provide the short version.
I was raised Catholic and was really religious until 15 or so when I finally realized that the church couldn’t save me but through faith in Christ. So I forsake the church and trusted in God instead. However, things still don’t really change that much. I was trying to seek God through my own effort when I was a baby Christian. I tried hard to read the bible and pray and go to church, but there was still some kind of emptiness in me like chasing the wind. I felt that from my heart I was living a life without a purpose even though I was trying to live a purpose of life for God. After a few years, I was told that I should be baptized. So before baptism, I did some research on the subject of baptism. What I found was that there were many views about baptism and each view uses scripture to back up. At that time, I was so confused because they all claim what they hold on the subject of baptism as the truth and the opposing view as false. I didn’t know which one I should believe since they all claim to be the truth and had scriptures backing up. Because of such great confusion and not knowing what I should do with baptism and all that, I cried and broke into tears. I was so broke at that time that I didn’t know what to do. My heart was really broke and I prayed to God and told Him that I would not believe in all that “truth” even though there might be the real truth among them. I felt so confused so i didn’t want to believe in all that “truth” but instead I told God that I am going to believe in “YOU” (God) instead. I told God that I am not going to believe in the “truth about God” that man preach but in God Himself because of such confusion making me not to trust in the truth about God but in God PERSONALLY. After the prayer and the tears, I felt being comforted and somehow I started to develop a strong desire for God. My perspective had changed a little bit because I started to discard my trust in the truth about God instead I put my trust in God Himself. I didn’t care what man says about God even though what it was said might be the truth, instead I only cared about God Himself and put those as secondary. This strong desire for God made me started to think about God all day and I started making up some songs praising God. I felt different and it seems that I didn’t experience that strong desire for God since I turned to Christ at 15. So after a few weeks, I was baptized. I shared my testimony and after that I was “dumped” under the hot tub since it was cold out in the Thanksgiving week in November. Once I was raised up from the water, I had a very strong feeling that cannot be explained. All I wanted was to cry out in tears but since I was all wet so the coldness from the wet contacting the cold air stopped me and i was shivering. After that I got changed and I didn’t really pay attention to my being because I was happy and satisfied. Then when I left I was picked up by someone who was there. So at that time while sitting at the car, I started thinking about myself and started to realize something different in my heart. I felt that the emptiness within me was not there anymore! I felt there was something heavy like a stone or wall that builds around my heart which makes me stop chasing after something. I tried explaining that it is also like a certain calmness that stays forever. I also felt a form of happiness that is kinda different that the happiness I had in normal day life. Later, I started remembering what the Bible said about the Holy Spirit and I came to know that this is the peace and joy from the Holy Spirit and I could feel the presence of Holy Spirit. After the baptism, when I read the Bible, I felt so different because i felt it speaks to me like a person rather than just reading a text. Those were just some of the good things that I experienced from God. There were also some other good things from God that I experienced.
Other than this, God also gave me a gift after the baptism!!! This gift is some kind of revelation teaching in the form of writing. I know for sure that God wants me to use this gift because He spoke to me one time when I was asking Him what that supernatural gift was all about. It’s good that the owner of this site allows users to post blogs so I can post them. I hope and wish that the writings that I am going to post can help each other grow and at the end bring glory to God. Right now I had only posted one but there will be more.
Anyway, praise God for His goodness, mercy and grace!!
God bless and thanks!

James.

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  1. My name is Wesley Aldrighi, i´m new here. I´m from Brasil and would like to take part in this site. Tanks a lot. WAAP.

  2. My name is Wesley Aldrighi, i´m new here. I´m from Brasil and would like to take part in this site. Tanks a lot. WAAP.

  3. evstevemd says:

    But i still need to know how to know which baptism was true?
    By the way i was baptised when i was babe, is there necessity of being baptised again
    Bblical proof necessary. thanks

    Jesus is Love
    Jesus is God
    By his stripes we were healed

    • Please see: http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/baptism and the articles therein.

    • warrior daughter says:

      I too was baptized as a child (3 years old). I was what is called sprinkled and this was done since I had just been adopted by my new Christian parents. When I became an adult I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. This was only after many years of looking for love and acceptance through worldly means. I realized that my childhood baptizing was a an agreement that my parents made with God to raise me in a Christian home. After I was born-again I could not wait to be fully immersed in water baptism. Baptizing is a sign to people that you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and since babies do not know what sin is their baptizing is Biblical. At the time I was baptized there was a elderly woman (who has since gone on to heaven), that was rebaptized even though she had been immersed. She had gone away from the Lord for several years and she felt that she should be baptized again. Her obedience to what the Lord wanted her to do caused her husband of over 40 years of marriage to accept the Lord as his Savior. She had married this man in rebellion since she was a Christian and he was not even though he was a good man.

      • Isn’t being rebaptised saying that God’s power didn’t really work the first time? What’s the point of being baptised a second time when God’s promises and his grace lasts forever? People I know are leavng their churches where they were baptised as children, and joining other churches who rebaptise. But where in scripture does it say that if you turn away and come back to the Lord again that you’ll need to be rebaptised??? I’m certain God’s grace covers us for all time!

        • Hi,
          I am replying to “…What’s the point in being ‘rebaptised’…”
          I was baptized as an infant. I did not understand anything at that point.When I was baptised in my 30’s,I was willing to give up the old for my new life in Jesus. It was my public testimony and it felt so right. As an infant, our parents have us baptised. I now view that as being dedicated to the LORD. As an adult, I MADE the choice. Big difference. But I didn’t always understand that either. I am greatful for Father’s amazing patience in me!
          Take care :o)
          Darline

      • warrior daughter says:

        I have not been able to edit my thought on baptism and I see that I left out a very important word so am rewriting ….I too was baptized as a child (3 years old). I was what is called sprinkled and this was done since I was adopted by my new Christian parents. When I became an adult I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. This was only after many years of looking for love and acceptance through worldly means. I realized that my childhood baptizing was an agreement that my parents made with God to raise me in a Christian home. After I was born-again I could not wait to be fully immersed in water baptism. Baptizing is a sign to people that you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ (Jeshua) as your Savior and since babies do not know what sin is their baptzing IS NOT (omitted word) BIBLICAL. At the time I was baptized there was an elderly woman (who has since gone to heaven) that was rebaptized even theough she had been immersed. She had gone away from the Lord for several years and she felt that she should be baptized again. Her obedience to what the Lord wanted her to do caused her husband of over 40 years of marriage to accept the Lord as his Savior. She had married this man in rebellion since she was a Christian and he was not even though he was a good man.

  4. michael says:

    Enjoyed reading your testimony and hope to be reading your blog postings on this site as God leads you.

    Michael

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