Saved From Rock and Roll
Hello my name is Ryan (Reiner) and I now live in St. Albans, England, but I am from Biberach, South Germany,
I want to share with you a testimony how I got saved. My brother and I played in a Rock band. My aim in my live was to become a successful Rock Musician and to get a record in America. I loved Rock music and I put all the heart and money into it. We decided to make some Demo tape in a very good studio in South Germany.
The sound engineer said that we were one of the best bands he heard. My brother flew to Los Angeles where we nearly got a record deal in a famous studio, but God had other plans for my brother and me. My brother heard from somebody in our church that you can receive the Holy Spirit with the sign of ‘speaking in tongues’; ACTS 2:4
"and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance". You have to repent from your sins, be baptised under water and then receive of the Holy Ghost.
I remember the evening when I came home from a Disco evening and my brother preached to me the full Gospel of Salvation. That God is a God of wonder and he still is doing miracles today like in the days of Jesus Christ.
HEBREWS 13:8 "Jesus Christ the same to day and for ever".
I knew he was right in what he preached and I wanted to know more about the Bible so my brother invited people from our church to ours. They visited us and preached the Gospel to us. They explained to us as well the danger of Rock music. Satan was responsible for music in heaven and he controls most of the Pop and Rock music in this world. You can’t serve God and Satan.
I was on this road wich leadeth to destruction
Satan gave me many negative thoughts, but the Lord showed me that this is my last chance to get saved. We drove to a nearby river and we got baptised. My brother had a skin problem and he got healed during the baptism. I felt power from the Holy Spirit.
1 CORINTHIANS 4:20 "For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power". We received afterwards the Holy Spirit with the ‘sign of speaking in tongue’ like the first Christians. We experienced that God is faithful to his Word and that He can heal people. We prayed for sick people and they got healed. Jesus confirms His world with signs following. Do not follow the world with all its pleasures, but God.
MATTHEW 7:13 "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat." I was on this road wich leadeth to destruction. The law of Rock music says: Do what you will, this is the opposite what Jesus says.
MATTHEW 16:24 ‘If any man will come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me’.
You will get all the pleasures of the world if you worship or serve Satan, but he is a liar and he wants that you go to hell.
MATTHEW 16:26 "For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his own soul".
The Bible warns in
JOHN 12:25 "He that loveth his life shall lose it, and he that hated his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal". So don’t follow the world, but follow Jesus the Word and get born again. He will give you everything you need. The Lord wants to bless you but you have to fully follow him. I’m happy that the Lord saved me from Rock music and my sinful life. I’m married and have four kids and am happy to serve God. If you want to know more about Rock music please contact me.