Testimonies of Searching and Finding the Truth

 

Found to God Due to Biblical Evidence

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Lars, BEd - Coffs Harbour, Australia

I inwardly laughed, because Christians, as far as I knew, were people who believed in something they could not prove. Hence I told my friend to prove to me that God exists and he told me things I was not prepared for. The first thing that surprised me was... 

When the Berlin wall came down, God gave me a new life!

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Sonni - East Frisia, Germany

My childhood was not particularly pleasant. My mother married and divorced twice and I grew up alone with my mother and without my brother. I knew nothing about God or the Bible. After the second divorce my mum lived a free and promiscuous life. Then, one day before my 16th birthday, my mother died at the young age of 34.

Seek and Ye Shall Find – the Truth!

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Sam, LLB (Hons) - Stirling, Scotland

After being at University, I moved to Glasgow to work at a firm of stockbrokers. I had friends, a good job, a nice flat and a great family. But as life went on, I realised that there was something missing. My interest in the spiritual side of life had brought many questions, but no firm answers. In the end, it boiled down to three main questions... 

Convinced Catholic – Real Power in my Life Now

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Thomas - Alston, United Kingdom

In this Christian meeting one thing became very clear for me and this was that God did many things for me in my life but that I hadn't done anything for him. I knew that I had to take a decision in my life to either follow God 100% percent or to leave it.  

Saved from a Muslim Background

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Hatice - Buettelborn, Germany

From childhood on I was beaten nearly every day - most of the time for no reason. I felt worthless, unloved, unwanted and very lonely. Often I wished I had never been born, or thought about suicide, yet, there was a spark of hope that my life might still turn around one day... 

New Life in Christ

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John - Brisbane, Australia

When I was 17 I was kicked out of home due to being rebellious. I thought this was great at the time, feeling finally free to do all the things I wanted to do. However, the novelty of my newly found freedoms quickly started to wear off and life became miserable, as I slowly realised a life of self-gratification leaves you very empty. Alone in my room one night I felt an overwhelming compulsion to go down on my knees and pray to God.....

I was Always Happy in My Life, but There is More

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Mandy, BEd - Coffs Harbour, Australia

I must say I never really believed in God, but things changed when I met a fellow student at university, who gave me evidence for the Bible that I was not prepared for...

How I Found God after Years of Seeking

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Teresa - Rome, Italy

Finally, when I was about 18-years-old, I was sick of seeking. I was very disappointed and even tried to kill myself twice for I saw no sense in existing in such a corrupt and crazy world. Fortunately both attempts were unsuccessful, and after the second attempted suicide, I suddenly knew in my heart…

From Communism to Christ

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Nadia - St. Petersburg, Russia

When I decided to buy “the illegal book” for a quarter of my monthly salary, I met ‘by chance’ some Americans, who gave me a brand new Bible as a present. There was no way I could call it a coincidence! The Americans also told me about having a “personal relationship with God” and this phrase affected me greatly, and I could not get it out of my head… not icons, not “saints”, not even the church – but only Jesus Christ as mediator between man and God.

Lifting the Fog - God Draws Me to Full Salvation

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Markus - Coffs Harbour, Australia

A series of prayer answers and miracles showed me that Jesus is real and how He wants to change my life.

From Bible College to Bible Knowledge

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Alison - Stirling, Scotland

I grew up going to church and Sunday school and had repeatedly ‘asked Jesus into my heart'. As time went by and I grew up I realised that I could not find a single Scripture telling anyone to ask Jesus into their heart to receive salvation. So, despite my churchy background, I was still in need of salvation... 

How God Saved My Life!

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Kai - Brunswick, Germany

When I was 19, in the year 1999, I was involved in a car accident in which my girlfriend and my cousin died. At this time, my uncle wrote to me saying I should be happy to be alive and not on my way to hell. I didn't agree... 

A World Trip in Search of God

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Jack - Toronto, Canada

There, in a park, after explaining to my dog that I could no longer feed him and would have to give him to a pound, I kneeled down and cried to the Lord: “Lord, I have been walking this world for four and a half years, please explain to me what life is all about and if you are there, then show me.” Within minutes a gardener stopped by and we had a chat... 

Saved from the Highway to Hell

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Friedl - Vienna, Austria

The next day I bought myself a Bible with the intention to show her that she wasn't right and if God was real and a loving one He would just let us do what ever we wanted, but as I read the Bible more and more over the next 3 months, I got convinced by the Word and day by day I started to think deeply about my whole life, the sins I committed... 

Out of Darkness Into His Wonderful Light

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Ilona - Zurich, Switzerland

When I was six years old my father committed suicide and from that day onwards my mother started to drink heavily. It was a terrible time for my brother, sister and I. My mother was drunk almost every day and there was only fighting and shouting. At that time we lived with my mother's first husband and his new family and my grandfather, who were all alcoholics. Often I was lying in bed and dreaming of a real home somewhere where I would be loved and cared for. At the age of 13 I started to think of taking my own life to go to the place. Luckily I didn't, otherwise I would not be here telling you what happened next.

Endogenous Psychosis Patient Drawn by the Holy Spirit

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Jake, B.A. - Perth, Scotland

I grew up in an average home, finished school, and started to study librarianship in 1985. In 1988 my life was about to take another direction. It all started off with some kind of sleeplessness. For some reason I started waking up earlier and earlier. It was as if I had gotten myself into a swirl, and gradually began to see coded messages behind every corner. After a few days I had completely lost touch with reality, started to hallucinate, and found myself on an inner journey.

Jesus Christ "My ONLY SAVIOUR - not Mary or Saints"

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Robert - Jelenia Góra, Poland

When I was 23 years old I felt a great emptiness and desire to get closer to God. So I started to go to church twice a week...

After Years of Searching, I Came to Know God.

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Sunette - Lörrach, Germany

The same evening, I decided that I need to know if there is a God or not and if He is a God that is “the same yesterday, today and forever,” He would be able to give me a sign to prove He is real. After I had prayed I waited and waited and waited and eventually fell asleep. Nothing happened, so it was clear for me there was no God. However... 

Saved from Catholicism, Palm Reading and Fortune Telling

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Monica - Bournemouth, England

I realised that there was so much hypocrisy in the Catholic Church, so I stopped going there. I was drawn to an alternative life style and joined a group of friends who were into punk and heavy metal music.. and started reading people’s future from their hands (Palm Reading, Fortune Telling) after reading books about it...

My Journey from Being a Catholic Believer to a Spirit Filled Christian

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Evie - South Australia

I was raised a Roman Catholic. We went to church most Sundays and kept all the Catholic traditions. I was seeking for God, but at some stage I had to leave in the middle of the church ceremony as everything seemed very hypocritical to me. I could not help it. Although there was not really an alternative to the Catholic Church in the area where I grew up, God had already prepared a way.

Born Again!

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John, BIT - Valencia, Spain

I realised that if the Bible really is the Word of God, then I had better do something about it. So I spoke a lot to some Christians whom I knew, asking them questions about the Bible, about how it could be true, about whether or not it made sense and so on, but they couldn't answer all my questions... 

Former Methodist Pastor Receives the Holy Spirit!

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Doug - Coffs Harbour, Australia

It was especially during this period that we searched God’s Word and waited on Him for answers. We became aware that we were missing the “power from on high” spoken of in depth in the Book of Acts...

Drawn to Fellowship!

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Scott - Brisbane, Australia

My name is Scott and I want to share with you how the Lord drew me to fellowship. I had already discovered the truth about God through the study of science.

Awakened to True Christianity Through Workmate's Testimony...

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Andrew - Valencia, Spain

I had not long started a new job in 1985 when I was first introduced to someone whom I was told was a ‘born again Christian.' I immediately thought she would be some kind of ‘Bible thumping' religious fanatic so I was cautious from the beginning.To my surprise however, she never actually preached to me, nor did she ram the Bible down my throat but she did make an impression on me by... 

From Darkness into the Light, Now I Know I've Got the Right Cards

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Katherine - Östersund, Sweden

When I grew older I noticed that there was a difference between the Bible and the life Jesus lived, and the church today. Eventually, I came to a point when I decided that religion wasn't for me anymore – I thought it is all a big farce and God doesn't exist, otherwise he would have answered my prayers a long time ago.

Physicist Becomes a Christian

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Chris, B.Sc. Applied Physics - Lörrach, Germany

After two and a half years of reading the Bible now and then, and studying other material, while also drinking and partying, I saw how the fragments fitted together and formed a picture like a mosaic. I had to make a decision - to follow God according to His Way, or maybe lose the chance of getting saved forever... 

Realisation that Being ‘Good’ Does Not Save You!

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Donald - Coffs Harbour, Australia

I realised that I needed Christ in my life, and began searching the scriptures for answers. I struggled to know what to do, and prayed that God would help me. God answered my prayers and two months later I met up with a few people preaching the Gospel in Glasgow city centre. They showed me in the Bible the way of salvation.

Saved after Healing

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Edelgard - Brunswick, Germany

I did not want to hear about that, because it meant that I would have to change my life, but I went on studying my Bible; reading about the miracles, such as when Elijah prayed for rain, or when Daniel survived being thrown into the Lion's den. I missed this power in church, where it was rather boring. 

God's Word Showed me the Way

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Andi, Graduate Translator - Coffs Harbour, Australia

A testimony of how God helped me to choose the right way to take in life, and how I learned that there is a difference between merely believing that there is a God, and actually believing/trusting/obeying Jesus Christ and His Word….

From Roman Catholicism – the Pope, Celibacy and Communion – to Christianity!

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Fraser - Perth, Scotland

This testimony is about how God saved me from Pope worship, celibacy and the Catholic church, and how I became a Christian. A guy called Markus witnessed to me during a lunch break. He mentioned that he was a Christian, and when I talked to him about my concerns about the Catholic Church and why I left, he answered that the practice of celibacy is not biblical. To prove it he pulled out a Bible of his pocket and confronted me with the following scripture...

Loner Looking for Eternal Life

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Harry - St Albans, UK

I did not have any peace or assurance of salvation... I wasn't 100% right with God and knew something was missing. For many years I lived in fear and asked myself the question “what does it take to be saved on Judgement Day?" 

Convicted by God

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Christiane, Solicitor/Barrister - Saarland, Germany

All of a sudden while Henry was praying in tongues, I clearly heard him saying „détruire la bastion“ (French for "to destroy the stronghold"). This caught my attention, especially since I am fluent in French. I answered Henry in French and asked him what he meant with this, but I found out that he couldn't understand what I was saying... 

Leaving Empty Religion Behind

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Anja - Hanover, Germany

I went to parties and did other teenage things and yet I grew more and more unhappy. I felt that something was awfully wrong in my life. There was a big difference between the things that happened in my own life and in my church and what I read about in the Bible. I felt empty and dirty...

When I Received the Holy Spirit!

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Selina - Sweden

A guy gave me a Christian leaflet when I was 16 and I talked to him for a while. The conversation stuck in me as he mentioned that Jesus Christ would return. At the time I found this absolutely ridiculous and mocked him, I was with my sister and we were running late for the cinema. But through all the laughing I was really listening to him. 

Saved from Depression and Loneliness

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Stefanie - Brisbane, Australia

"The following Tuesday I was meant to leave for three weeks to go camping in Bavaria. But what I had heard and seen from those Christians had captured me. I knew they had something which I wanted to have too, and I decided to get baptised. I did not want to leave before receiving from God the same thing as these people had..." 

Lucky to be Alive

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David - Östersund, Sweden

I "pushed" the conviction away and at that time I thought "that was it", but I was still feeling a bit uncomfortable. Thankfully a few weeks later, the same conviction came back to me, but this time I knew deep down that this may be my last chance to decide to follow God. 

Finding the Meaning of Life

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Blondy - Coffs Harbour, Australia

Although I had many friends, I no longer had the joy and happiness in life that I had before this event. At this stage I was really desperate for something positive in my life... 

Converted from a Dead Belief into a Living Faith!

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Luke, M.A. - Buettelborn, Germany

I knew that the Orthodox faith was not right and that it did not teach the Bible as complete truth; however, I knew that the church I grew up in also did not even attempt to follow all of the teachings from the Bible. In fact, I had become interested in learning about the Jewish holidays and religious practices, as well as Catholic practices because I knew I lacked something. I believed in Jesus Christ, but the faith was not "alive" in my heart, and I sought for that life in Christ whilst not knowing what really I looked for or how to even look...

Self-Sufficient I.T. Consultant – Now Peace and Real Life

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Paul - St Albans, UK

While my life was not ‘godly', by the standards of the World it was pretty blameless, although I knew that I could only be ‘saved by faith' alone, not by works. I knew the ‘God' part of my life was missing, my life felt incomplete, even with ‘success' with my career and a busy life. 

The Spiritual Deception of Yoga

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William - Fife, Scotland

If you think that you can use yoga only for physical training and not be affected by its spiritual side, you are wrong. You are wrong if you believe the many websites and teachers in the West who declare that yoga is just a harmless physical exercise. The Bible warns of such spiritual seduction....

How To Get Peace Of Mind?

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Harry - Hatfield, England

I'd like to tell you something exciting about ‘praying in the Spirit', (speaking in tongues), the prayer language that God gives you as a confirmation that you have received the Holy Spirit. There are a number of reasons why God gives you this prayer language, among them are to build up your faith and to encourage you. I faced a tremendous trial in my Christian walk, without going into detail, it brought me to the brink of despair, I was at the end of my tether and my mind went berserk. I then opened the Bible for guidance and specifically prayed that God would speak to me through His Word.

Autogenic training, Yoga and New Age is not the answer

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Moni - Abernethy, Scotland

I was brought up in the Catholic Church and my parents took this seriously. We went to Mass every Sunday, as well as to confessions and prayed before each meal. When growing up and moving out, these habits got lost more and more. I still prayed sometimes while at the same time I got interested in autogenic training, yoga and new age. Eternity will be forever, without end. And there are only two places, where we can spend eternity….

I learned to change my circumstances through faith

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Tine - Hanover, Germany

Up until that point I was rather pessimistic, in that I feared the disappointment of something not turning out as imagined. So I stopped anticipating anything positive. But after reading that book my world-view changed completely

Greater Than Any Other Wealth!

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Kerstin - Munich, Germany

No riches in the world could ever come near to the value of what God did for me on the day of my conversion.

I was looking for Christianity based on God's Word

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Catherine - Stirling, Scotland

I saw all the different religions around and it never occurred to me that one of these might hold all the answers. In fact, I got to the point that if I had been asked whether I believed in God, or whether or not I was a Christian, I wouldn’t have known how to reply because everything was so unclear and uncertain. Furthermore, even when I did call myself a Christian, I didn’t read a Bible or spend my time with God...

I Found Proof For God's Existence

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Ralf - Hanover, Germany

I had been a Catholic, but for a long time there had been differences between my beliefs and those of the Catholic Church, so I rarely joined their services. Everything in my life started changing after playing soccer with some friends in a park.

How God Led Me to Salvation

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Judith - Berlin, Germany

I had a sheltered life; not only was I brought up protestant, but have always believed that God existed. Nevertheless, I had to fight with a lot of anxiety and restlessness inside me for inexplicable reasons. I always found the spiritual world to be interesting, leading me to watch several TV shows that revolved around demonic powers. From an early age, I had infrequent terrible nightmares causing me to be incapable of sleeping through the night. This resulted in concentration problems...

I Sought and I Found

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Zbyszek - Jelenia Góra, Poland

One day, some buses arrived at the church with people from abroad. When they went inside, nobody was looking after their luggage, and I decided to steal it! I quickly went and took three suitcases, before running away as fast as I could... 

Saved From Rock and Roll

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Ryan - St. Albans, England

Turned his back on the life of a 'Rock and Roll' musician for eternal life..

Received Salvation from Communist Upbringing

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Angel - Vancouver, Canada

I grew up as an atheist in the Communist countries of Russia and Bulgaria and didn’t believe that God actually existed. I was brought up with the "scientific" way of thinking that our thoughts and actions are solely based on chemical processes in our bodies and that there is no need for spiritual explanations. Even so, I knew that something was missing in my life, since I had no inner peace and no happiness.

From the Catholic Church to True Salvation

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Hyung-Shim - Perth, Scotland

When I was about 11 or 12 I became a catholic. I started to believe in God and thought that the Catholic Church was the only true church. During one Christmas sermon I started to become very disappointed as I realised how superficial everything was. At this time I felt like a hypocrite in front of God. I wasn’t there with my whole heart to worship God and sang songs without knowing what I was singing. I stopped going to church at that point but I knew that God was real and there was a way to God which I hadn’t found yet...

How the Lord Saved Me from a life with ADS

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Sonja - Vienna, Austria

My mother smoked during pregnancy and I was born with a metabolic disorder called ADS. When I went to school I always had problems concentrating on the lessons. Although I always tried my best, it took me three times as long as the other kids to do my homework and it was always very frustrating...

World Cup Final – Victory for Italy, Salvation for Me!

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Rico - Frankfurt, Germany

Before I received the Holy Spirit and was baptised, my life was pretty normal. I went to school, did my homework and played soccer with my friends in the afternoons. I didn’t believe in God or Creation but didn't believe in evolution either. For me was it enough to have a nice family, good friends and for life to just carry on...

Is Just “Asking Jesus into Your Heart” Doing Enough to Get to Heaven?

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Andrew - Edendale, New Zealand

I was brought up on a sheep farm at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand, and for as long as I can remember, I have always known there was a God. My parents are very sincere believers, and it was rare for a Sunday to go past without finding Mum and Dad with all us kids in church. I guess it was this upbringing that gave me a firm belief in God and the infallibility of His Word. Although I read the Bible fairly often, due to a series of different events, I became aware that my knowledge of God and what the Bible said was pretty limited...

God Saved Our Son

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Barbara, John and Sonni - Nuernberg, Germany

God has performed a great miracle in him! ... When Peter flew over to Australia, he was depressed, desperate and unhappy with his situation. He did not have a purpose in his life and even entertained thoughts of suicide... 

Tormented by Fear of Death - Found Reason for Life

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Chrille - Lyon, France

Tormented by fear of death I found the reason for life where I never expected it.

Heaven Can Wait?

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Anh Dao - Perth, Scotland

When I was a little child, I was always thinking, “Why do people exist, anyway?” As much I puzzled over it, I never came to a satisfying conclusion...

Healed From Depression

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Marie-Theres - Hegingen, Switzerland

One morning, when we were having breakfast, I felt like I wanted to cry. Then I realised that I had totally forgotten to take my medicine. I talked to a doctor about the shadows of the past, and about all the medical stuff and what it does to you. I finally realised that I just had to accept God as my healer as the scripture says... 

Getting Guidance by Opening the Bible

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Veronika - The Hague, The Netherlands

I always had a certain interest in God and the Bible but when I became a teenager I forgot all about God...