"I came to understand something that changed my life forever"
By Jon Cranfield, 17 Oct 2016
As a child I regularly attended church but didn’t call myself a Christian. Once I was old enough, my parents allowed me to stop going. I didn’t think Christianity was true, and thought church was all about rituals and rules. I wanted nothing to do with it.
But when I went to University I came across the Christian Union. This was very different from what I’d experienced before. The Bible was clearly explained and it said things I never realised it did!
I was struck by the patience and care shown by the student worker and could see the Christian message made a difference to his life. He invited me to his church, where I found the focus of the meetings was on having the Bible clearly explained.
I came to understand something that changed my life forever.
I learnt that God had created me and so I owed Him everything, but I’d lived as if He wasn’t there. I deserved His anger against me. I deserved to go to hell. But alongside that, I learnt the greatest news I’ve ever heard: that Jesus died on the cross to pay for His people’s sins, and that by turning away from sin and believing in Jesus I could know God and live forever with Him.
Turning away from sin and believing in Jesus wasn’t easy – and I’ve struggled to live my whole life for Jesus – but I’m thankful I can spend my life being God’s child and being part of God’s plan to save people.
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