What Are You Wearing on Your Nails?

by Christians Business directory

Publishedon 04/22/2010 - 09:43 am

the Bible was trueTo the best of my memory, before I came to the saving grace of Jesus Christ, I did not think about God at all. I did not read the Bible. I did not go to church. I did not think about dying, or heaven or hell.
I owned my own business and tried to be a good person. I thought I had succeeded by my own wits.
One evening, my wife and I heard documentation that these were the last days before Jesus Christ would return. Not wanting to hear it, I almost walked out. Something kept me there, and I listened, but was not convinced. I decided to do some research to find out if the Bible was true.

Indeed, if I could find one contradiction or anything that was not true, then I could disregard it. I thought this would be easy. This led me into much research. I learned nearly one–third of the Bible is, directly or indirectly, related to prophecy. I needed to determine when the Bible was written. Thus, a study of biblical history, translations, and archaeology was necessary. The Dead Sea Scrolls, which had been found in Israel, contained Old Testament prophecies of the coming of Jesus. It has been proven that these were written before Christ came. Thousands of clay tablets and archaeological sites confirmed many accounts in the Bible.

I took time off and began studying the prophecies. My wife spent much time at the library. She obtained documentation from reference books and various sources, which I would check against the Scriptures to see if the prophecies took place. I worked on it day and night. One week went by, and then a month. No stone was left unturned. Every prophecy we were able to document proved to be true. I was astonished, but still not convinced. Later, people would show me what appeared to be mistakes and contradictions in the Bible. Turned out, these were not contradictions, but only a lack of research on their part. Stubborn, that’s me. Even after four months of intensive study, night and day, authenticating prophecy after prophecy, I was still skeptical. I became more determined. It wasn’t possible that the sixty–six books of the Bible, written by many people over hundreds of years, would not have some errors. Thousands of prophecies, and every one perfect? No, impossible! If I would admit that, then I would also have to admit that God in heaven exists, and that I needed to surrender myself to Him. I was not prepared to do that—yet, I wanted to know the truth. More months passed. I still refused to admit the Bible was all true. I pushed on. More and more research took place.

Unknown to me, before I reached this point, my wife had received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, but not me. I was just too stubborn. Perhaps, my success in the business world was also blinding me. Perhaps, it was my refusal to admit I had been wrong all my life. Perhaps, it was that I just did not want to repent and change.

But then, finally, after thousands of hours, I just gave up and stopped. I had to admit that I was wrong.

I became afraid. I understood that I would perish. I knew what I had to do to be born again. I repented and surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I got on my knees and prayed. I received Him as my only hope of salvation by FAITH–ref Eph 2:8–10. Afterward, I was baptized by full immersion. Jn 3:16–For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Acts 4:12–There is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we MUST be saved. I may have been the biggest skeptic in the world, but now I know—the Bible is true and is the Word of God. Anyone doing the same research could only come to the same conclusion, if they are honest with themselves.