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Johnny - Melbourne, Australia

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My name is Johnny. I live in Melbourne, Australia and I am in year 10, which is my third last year of school. I would like to share with you all something that occurred to me a short while ago.

Most people these days regard Christians as snobbish or arrogant. The problem is that they don’t get the real picture, especially since a lot of so-called Christians these days only believe a few things from the Bible. For example, a lot of people nowadays say that miracles only happened during the Bible times and that these stopped a few hundred years ago. However, it is clearly stated in the Bible in MARK 16:18 “They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

This verse doesn’t say that miracles only happened in Jesus’ time. Miracles still happen today and there is proof of this right now. I myself have witnessed miracles and consider myself to have been very lucky to have grown up in this church where we have a Pastor who knows and cares for each and every one of us and constantly gives us the truth from God’s Word.

All the teenagers in this assembly are knitted together like brothers and sisters. We love spending time together doing things such as going to the surf and other fun related activities where we all join in; as well as being open with one another, telling each other our problems and learning about the Bible.

The members from the CAI are definitely not snobbish and my life in this assembly is the only one I would want to live. I feel like I’m in a huge family that cares for each other and I love being in it because when I have a problem in my life, whether it be from school or at home I can always talk to someone about it.

If you know there is something incomplete in your life then finding out about Jesus and following His way is the only thing you could possibly do. Anyone who calls on Jesus Christ to be cleansed from his or her sins and is baptised will be saved.

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (ACTS 2:38-39).

God does not lie and will continue to keep His Word forever - even if you don’t. Go and find out for yourselves, “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power” (1 CORINTHIANS 4:20).

Love in Christ,

Johnny, Melbourne, Australia

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