Very simply, bloodbot indicates that I have been redeemed from the bondage of sin by the blood of the lamb, Jesus Christ.
Psalm 107:2 says "Let the redeemed of the LORD say so" - NKJV
This website is intended to glorify Jesus Christ, it is not a commercial site.
1 Corinthians 6:20 says "For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's. - NKJV
Here is my spiritual story (testimony), it is offered because 1 Peter 3:15 says
"... sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear - NKJV
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, my family moved to a farm when I was 8. I lived there until I got married at about age 25. I have always been a good student with a particular interest in mathematics and science and at a relatively early age I developed a strong dislike for church and felt that only logic and science could help me to understand the universe and my place in it. As a teenager, I became a pretty outspoken atheist and became determined that logic and not emotion would be my guiding principle in life.
I have also been an avid reader all of my life and during my high school years I read a lot of science fiction works. At some point I was given the C.S. Lewis space trilogy which I read with great interest and subsequently read his series The Chronicles of Narnia. Both of these sets of works began to awaken in me an interest in spiritual matters (though at the time I did not recognize it as such). In about 1972, I purchased the soundtrack from the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. While listening to the recording one night I became curious to know if the lyrics accurately reflected what the Bible says and so I located a Bible and began reading the account of Christ's crucifixion in the New Testament book of John.
As I was reading, the Holy Spirit of God revealed to me that what I was reading was absolute truth, not just the passage in John, but the entire Bible. I really can not explain it other than to say that up to that moment I thought the Bible was a fable at best and after that I was convinced of its absolute truth and authority in my life.
That evening I read enough to understand; that I (and every person) was a sinner (Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God - NKJV), that because of my sin I was condemned to death (Roman 6:23 For the wages of sin is death - NKJV), that God has a plan to redeem me from the penalty of my sin (John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. - NKJV). I cried out to God and confessed my sin and placed my trust in what Christ accomplished in his atoning death on the cross. I realized that there was no way that I could live up to God's perfect law and that the only hope I had was the blood of THE PERFECT SACRIFICE, shed on the cross on my behalf. At that time I was changed, in a way that I did not understand but I knew that I was at peace with God my heavenly father and that Jesus, the LIVING Christ was now my Savior and my Lord.
My prayer for you is that, if you do not know Jesus as YOUR savior, that this site will in some way point you to HIM.
Acts 4:12 - Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." - NKJV
John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
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