How my faith shapes the way I live my life...
The purpose of Road to Recovery is not to pursuade anyone into believing
how I believe, or how I worship, or even where I attend church, but it is important that you do know a little more about me,
so I will tell you. I always have been a believer in God, I was raised Lutheran, and went to a private Christian school for
eight years before attending High School. After High School, I joined the Army, and at age 19 I visited a non-denominational
full Gospel church, and heard my very first message of being born again. I learned that believing in God doesn't save you.
Believing is only a pre-requisite, you have to accept and receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, which I did. I then thru
the years of my new found faith, searched many places for truth of the scriptures. I fellowshipped with the Assemblys
of God, and the Church of God organizations where I discovered the baptism of the Holy Ghost in my life. I then hungered
for more truth, and I learned of the power in the name of Jesus, within the Apostolic faith. Nevertheless,
if I have gained any knowlege and wisdom thru my years, what I have learned is this, that which I hold on to the most, and
this much I know to be true. Jesus is Lord, and thou we may differ on some issues, that is not important. What is important,
is that you hold on to Calvary, hold on to the old rugged cross, know that Jesus died for you, that he loves you, and when
you by faith believe in your heart that Jesus did this for you, and accept him into your life, as your Lord and Saviour, the
rest will come as you grow with the Lord. It is my prayer for you that after discovering the truth of the Word, that you grow
in knowlege and wisdom. God Bless You.
Rev. Gary Raymond