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(Revelation 12:11) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

There are 2 weapons that Believers overcame Satan our avowed enemy: Blood of Jesus Christ and their personal testimony; and they did not love our lives so much that we were afraid to die.

My Personal Testimony: Why I'm a Christian?

By Mark Andrew

In a plural society where freedom of religion is practised, I am exposed to the teachings of Islam, interact with Muslims and other faith. Recently, I have better understanding of Islam after studying some passages of the Quran in English translation, Hadiths and biographies of Muhammad. After the research on the origins of Quran and Islam, I found that Quran confirms the teachings of the Bible and not otherwise. My faith in Christianity is ever stronger after studying the Quran to find factual contradictions against the Bible. Islam does not appeal to me because of the following:-

Allah is not God of Trinity as taught in the Bible

Allah has no son but God of Bible has the only begotten Son

Allah is not the Holy Ghost while God of Trinity exists in 3 persons and third divine person is the Holy Ghost whoever sinned against Him has committed an unpardonable sin

Allah reveals that salvation is by deeds (5 pillars of Islam) while God of Bible teaches salvation is by grace. No man is righteous under the law but righteousness is made possible under grace

Allah's laws require ransom for penalty of sins but no eternal sacrifice has been offered while God of Bible has paid the ransom by the perfect sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ

Allah revealed to Muhammad that Jesus, Son of Mary is not crucified but raised to God Himself while God of Bible testifies to the whole world that Jesus, Son of God was crucified because He was accused of blasphemy when He said " I am Son of God".

Allah says in Quran that Jesus was raised to God Himself and thus Jesus was not blasphemying. Indeed, Jesus was Son of God and He is God, second divine person of the Trinity. 

The Bible says Jesus Christ was and is the Creator; "For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or powers, or rulers, or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16)" Another passages in the scripture says that " You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and for your PLEASURE they are and were created. (Revelation 4: 11)" God's ways are indeed higher than our ways.
 
I was brought up in a nominal Christian family without any basic knowledge of Christianity. At the age of 7, my mother sent me to a missionary school because I could not enroll in a Chinese school. Within the school's compound, there was a church which had a huge crucifix of Jesus Christ fixed to the wall behind the altar. One day, as I stared at the crucifix, I began to wonder as why He was nailed to the Cross and why people came to worship Him. "Was He a criminal? If not, why He was nailed to the Cross?…"
 
In school, I learnt about the Almighty God and our Lord Jesus Christ through the basic Catechism lessons I received as part of my education. But, this knowledge of God in my head did not qualify me as a born-again Christian. I also had not come to know the events leading to the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. I was then a timid boy and dared not ask my teacher any questions about it. My early childhood was painted with pictures of mischief - often fighting with other boys and even my younger brother. Sometimes I spoke foul words, involved in gambling, killing many innocent birds with catapult and destroying their nests. Neighbor said I was a bad boy as I destroyed the "home" of birds and made them "homeless". I was well known as a naughty boy in my neighborhood.
 
 One evening my eldest brother brought me to an evangelistic rally at his school to watch a film-show called "Jesus of Nazareth". It was through this film-show that I came to know about the life and works of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is indeed the Son of the Almighty God because He could perform great miracles and preach the Gospel about the Kingdom of God to the people. He was mocked, crucified, died and buried in the tomb. Yet on the third day, He rose again from the dead and appeared Himself to His followers as witnesses. Later, He ascended into Heaven in the sight of His followers.
 
During the show, my mind was making a quick evaluation of all the main religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism I knew from school history book but none could compare with Jesus Christ. And when the evangelist made a call after the show for those who wanted to accept Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior to come forward, I was too timid to respond. But deep down in my heart and not only in my head, I decided to accept Jesus Christ at that moment and so I prayed silently with the evangelist who led us in prayer. However, I did not experience a dramatic conversion of my life until very much later. But the word of God had been sown in my heart.

After I finished school, I became busy with work and seldom attended Church. Gradually I had collection of occult books from England that promised to bring luck and fortune. I even went secretly to consult fortune-tellers and changed my Chinese name with the hope to have better life. Instead of getting the blessing, I was in fact under the curse for disobedience. Not long after that, I started to suffer from chronic illness. I often caught flu, experienced severe cold feet, gastric pain, chest pain, stiff neck and shoulder pain. I sought medical treatments but there was no real diagnosis. Life seemed so miserable when I was constantly sick. Even at that young age, I suffered from the illness like an old man.
 
 However, a new chapter of my Christian life began after I received the baptism of Holy Spirit at the Church where we met for a prayer meeting on one Saturday morning. Prior to the meeting, I prayed to our Lord Jesus to confirm my baptism in a tremendous way that I would never forget it in my whole life. Indeed, as the fellow Christian brothers prayed together for me, I sensed the Spirit of God came upon me like scintillating waves and grew in power. For the first time in my life, I experienced a tangible touch from God and life is never the same again. After subsequent prayers by fellow brothers, I can speak in new tongues as the Holy Ghost gives utterance. 
 
In the ensuing weeks and months, I began interested to read spiritual books and study the Bible more consistently. I also attended the Sunday Worship Service regularly. Being empowered by the Holy Spirit, I decided that I should serve God and share my testimonies about Jesus Christ to others. Later I developed more faith in God and prayed for my own healing from sickness. I am now in good health and never have to see any doctor ever since. Having said that, I must admit that I do fall sick sometimes but with God’s help, I can recover speedily. I am now in good health and set free from the curse.
 
I also prayed for a life partner, as I did not want to remain single for the rest of my life. The Bible says, "two is better than one". And God fulfilled the desire of my heart. I married to a Christian lady. In fact I was afraid to face with challenges and uncertainties of tomorrows. But God gives me hope and He provides me the love, strength and confidence to start a new family. Having married for 5 years now, God bless me with 2 lovely kids.
 
When I look back, I never regret making the decision to accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. It is by God's grace that I am what I am today. He is my every thing and none can compare with Him. There is hope for tomorrows, faith and love for my God and for my neighbors because Jesus Christ is still alive today! I have absolute peace of mind and know for sure where I shall go once I leave this world of pain and suffering. Jesus Christ said: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."(John 3:16). If you are not sure where you are going once you leave this world, I challenge you to make the decision right now!


Please click the link to read other interesting life testimonies from:-

Christian Converts (Ex-muslims)

Testimony by ex-Muslim Al-Gharib

 

Note: The Bible says " For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation ... For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:10 & 13)

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