I am going to take my chance with JESUS

photo-1519452635265-7b1fbfd1e4e0Some time ago in one of the back-state mining towns in Colorado, an infidel lecturer came to town. Calling the people together in the only hall, he lectured five nights on atheism and infidelity.

He talked about all the devilish, all the satanic, all the hellish arguments that are the cornerstone of these lecturers. He tore the Bible, as he thought, to shreds. He denied God, denied Christ, mocked the Church, ridiculed preachers, laughed at Christians.

On the last night, having finished, he stood before the crowd and cried out, “I have knocked off your shackles. I have knocked off your fetters. You are free. There is no God. Go ahead and do as you please. Christianity is a myth.”

When he finished shouting, a heavy-handed, heavy-faced mining man stood. “Mister, will you let me say a word?”

“All right, brother, fire away”.”

“Mister, I haven’t got your education. I can’t use your language. I don’t know some of the words you used, but I have heard you every night and you sure are a good talker. I want to tell you something. Five years ago, I was a drunkard, a gambler, and worse than that, I beat my wife. I abused my children. I couldn’t hold a job for a month straight. Nobody had any confidence in me.

“There came to this town a youngish fellow. He made mistakes in his grammar. He wasn’t nearly as handsome as you are. He stood up there on the platform and he told us, told me about Jesus. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am saved. I have a good job. My wife and children are well-dressed. I have the respect of this town. Brother, what you mean by that word ‘myth’ I do not know, but I am going to take my chance with Jesus.” (Dr. Hyman Appelman)

“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” –Revelation 12:11, NIV

Your testimony is the most powerful argument you have. No one can take that away from you.

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