My personal testimony

 

 

I began my childhood in a non-Christian home. Neither of my parents wanted anything to do with the “church” because in their opinion it was hypocritical, judgmental and condescending. However, since a local Bible church provided free bus transportation to Sunday school, my two brothers and I were shipped off so we would be out of my parents “hair” on Sunday mornings.

As a youngster I remember hearing a preacher speak plainly and simply what God’s word had to say concerning heaven, hell, Jesus Christ and my future.

I realized I needed the peace of God in my life and I accepted His free gift of salvation, made possible by the death of his only begotten son, Jesus Christ. Not too long after that my brothers and I managed to drag mom and dad to church. Both eventually accepted Christ. After they became Christians, their lives dramatically changed for the good. I thank God for the peace that comes in knowing my family is now part of the family of God!

Since I was quite young when I made my decision to accept Christ, I didn’t really understand the true significance of my decision until I was in high school and began to be confronted with the tough decisions of choosing between right and wrong.
I began to experience first hand that God’s promises are true and relevant. They continue to give me peace and strength daily. I am now 58 years of age.  As I continue to follow and trust Him daily I have learned to love him more and more.

His love for me and His timeless promises give me such great comfort and peace that I cannot imagine how those without Him are able to cope with life's many problems, disappointments and tragedies. Three of my favorite verses are:

 

Hebrews Chapter where God promises:

“ I will never leave thee or forsake thee.”

Proverbs chapter 3 verses 5 & 6 where He promises,

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and He shall direct your paths.”

Philippians 4:13 where I am assured:

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

 

Below I’d like to share with you God’s message of love and hope for you.

I pray that if you do not know God and his son Jesus Christ in a personal way that these excerpts from the Bible will help you as they have me. The following passages how you too may find eternal peace, joy, and fulfillment through knowing Him!

These are not my words but rather God’s “love letter” to you from His holy word, the Bible.

 

"THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMETH RIGHT UNTO A MAN, BUT THE END THEREOF ARE THE WAYS OF DEATH."

PROVERBS 16:25

 

"FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH; BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD."

ROMANS 6:23

 

YOUR BEST, WILL NOT GET YOU TO HEAVEN

"BUT WE ARE ALL AS AN UNCLEAN THING, AND ALL OUR RIGHTEOUSNESSES ARE AS FILTHY RAGS."

ISAIAH 64:6

 

YOUR GOOD DEEDS WILL NOT GET YOU TO HEAVEN!

"FOR BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED THROUGH FAITH; AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES: IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD NOT OF WORKS, LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST."

EPHESIANS 2:8-9...

 

AND NOW... THE GOOD NEWS,

JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU!!!

 

"ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY; WE HAVE TURNED EVERY ONE TO HIS OWN WAY; AND THE LORD HATH LAID ON HIM THE INIQUITY OF US ALL."

ISAIAH 53:6

 

"BUT GOD COMMENDETH HIS LOVE TOWARD US,IN THAT, WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US."

ROMANS 5:8

 

...BUT THE BIBLE SAYS YOU CAN ONLY BE SAVED BY FAITH THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

"JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM...EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD."

 JOHN 3:3

 

"BUT TO HIM THAT WORKETH NOT, BUT BELIEVETH ON HIM THAT JUSTIFIETH THE UNGODLY, HIS FAITH IS COUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS."

 ROMANS 4:5

 

*** HOW TO BE SAVED ***

 

~YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT SIN (REPENT)~

"IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE NO SIN, WE DECEIVE OURSELVES, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US. IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE NOT SINNED, WE MAKE HIM A LIAR, AND HIS WORD IS NOT IN US." 1JOHN 1:8,10

 

"EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH."

LUKE 13:3.

 

BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS GOD AND SAVIOR

"FOR IN HIM DWELLETH ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY."

COLOSSIANS 2:9

 

EVEN GOD CALLED CHRIST GOD
 "FOR UNTO WHICH OF THE ANGELS SAID HE(GOD) AT ANY TIME…BUT UNTO THE SON HE SAITH, THY THRONE, O GOD, IS FOR EVER AND EVER…"
HEBREWS 1:1,8


 "IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED."

ROMANS 10:9.

 

*SAVED *FOREVER*

"AND I GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL LIFE; AND THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH, NEITHER SHALL ANY MAN PLUCK THEM OUT OF MY HAND."

JOHN 10:28

 

If you were to die today are you absolutely sure where you would spend eternity?

 NOW IS THE TIME TO COME TO JESUS CHRIST!

ASK GOD TO SAVE YOU NOW!!!

 

"THEREFORE IF ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW CREATURE: OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW. " 2CORINTHIANS 5:17


Remember this...GOD LOVES YOU AND HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE!


If you've accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior, or have any questions, I'd love to hear from you. Send E-Mail to Bruce Braun