Share this Post I did not grow up in a Christian household, although my mother did expose me to Jesus at very young age. She shared the Bible truths of creation, the story of Moses and the power God gave him to split the seas in half, and Jesus coming to die for us on the cross. Although my family … Read More
Share this Post I grew up as an only child with two loving parents. I had a happy childhood, but in my preteen years, some unexpected difficulties started to affect our family. This was the point that I began to question God’s goodness; why would He let us go through this trial? I grew up as an only child with … Read More
Share this Post I was raised as a Catholic and went to church with my parents regularly on Sunday mornings. I was never taught about salvation. My parents eventually left the church, leaving me with no religion to follow. As an adult I kept on going back because that was all I knew. I thought that I was somehow OK … Read More
As a young girl, I attended several different churches off and on. One summer when I was eight years old, I attended a neighborhood Bible club with my girlfriend. The teacher pressured us into praying a prayer, but I really did not understand at that time what it meant to be saved or to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
My name is Paula Williams, and this is my story. I grew up in Illinois. Our family attended the Lutheran Church for a few years, then stopped going to church altogether. When I was 12 years old, I was enrolled in LaSalle-Peru Christian School. This is where I heard about salvation. I knew that if I died without being saved, I would go to hell. I was so afraid of going to hell that one day I prayed and asked God to save me from hell.
When I was sixteen I was considered a “good girl.” I had attended the Presbyterian Church from the time I could walk; I was baptized as an infant, I was an active church member, I obeyed my parents and did well in school. And, just to make sure—I made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. I viewed it as an insurance policy just in case “being good” wasn’t enough.
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