the US presidential hopeful Barack Obama recently gave a speech at his church which included some great words on his personal testimony for his salvation.
“…he introduced me to someone named Jesus Christ. I learned that my sins could be redeemed. I learned that those things I was too weak to accomplish myself, He would accomplish with me if I placed my trust in Him. And in time, I came to see faith as more than just a comfort to the weary or a hedge against death, but rather as an active, palpable agent in the world and in my own life.”
Faith is not a crutch – but an active agent in ones life.
“It came about as a choice, and not an epiphany. I didn’t fall out in church, as folks sometimes do. The questions I had didn’t magically disappear. The skeptical bent of my mind didn’t suddenly vanish. But kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side, I felt I heard God’s spirit beckoning me. I submitted myself to His will, and dedicated myself to discovering His truth and carrying out His works.”
Just cause he realised he was saved…did not stop his skeptical mind from asking questions. But he decided to discover the Truth.
I am from New Zealand…so not really interested in US politics. But its great to see a politician, a man, a person anywhere share their story on how they came to know Jesus.