Author: Curtis Rook
On January 3, 2006, I performed the following searches on Google.com and received the respective results:
Christian Testimonies – 2,360,000
Muslim Testimonies – 483,000
Buddhist Testimonies – 104,000
Hindu Testimonies – 113,000
JewishTestimonies – 614,000
Atheist Testimonies – 90,800
There were more Christian Testimonies than the other religions combined and many of the testimonies in the religious categories other than Christian were actually testimonies of people who had converted from those religions to Christianity. Many of the results for the Christian Testimonies search were collections of testimonies. There are tens of millions of Christian testimonies on the Internet, but, at best, tens of thousands of testimonies from other religions. Why this disparity? What is it about Christianity that inspires such an outpouring of testimonies?
In the Bible, in the book of John, chapter 3, verse 3, Jesus is quoted as saying, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Being born again is an experience, an event. It is a supernatural occurrence in one’s life that transforms them from nonbeliever to believer.
In the book of Acts, chapter 2, verse 38, Peter tells the crowd, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” One aspect of Christianity that is incomprehensible to a nonbeliever is the fact that when a person comes to believe in Jesus Christ and accepts Him as their Lord and Savior, that person is filled with the Spirit of God. A personal relationship is established between the new believer and God.
The experience of discovering the reality of God and His love expressed through Jesus Christ is dynamic. It is an explosion of soul and spirit that completely changes the way the new believer perceives himself and the world around him. This change, this new reality within, is so powerful that the new believer wants very much to share with others what has happened. This life changing experience awaits everyone. – “For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Seek after God with all your heart, mind, and soul; then let the world know what remarkable things He has done in you.
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8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (ESV)