TESTIMONIES 


u Tradition to Truth - Richard Bennett (Priest for 22 years)
...I left my family and friends in 1956 to join the Dominican Order.  I spent eight years studying what it is to be a monk, the traditions of the Church, philosophy, the theology of Thomas Aquinas, and some of the Bible from a Catholic standpoint. Whatever personal faith I had was institutionalized and ritualized in the Dominican religious system... 


u Tradition to Truth - Richard Bennett In Gaelic)
...Bhí mé ar dhuine de ochtar clainne a rugadh in Éirinn. Bhí tús mo shaoil sona agus sásúil. Bhí mo athair ina choirnéal in arm na hÉireann nó gur scoir sé am a raibh mise thart ar naoi mbliana d’aois. Thaithnigh linn mar theaghlach a bheith ag súgradh, ag canadh nó ag aisteoireacht le chéile nuair a bhí muid sa champa míleata i mBaile Átha Cliath...


u Alexander (Sandy) Carson - Former Priest
...From childhood to age forty-four, then in my seventeen years as a Roman priest (1955-1972) the Roman Catholic Church had been the pillar of truth to me and my infallible guide to God.


u I Figured I was paving my way to heaven
From the time I was a small child, I had very poor health. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 2 years old. At age 5, I lost the sight in my right eye and at age 22, two months after my first baby was born, I lost...


u I never heard about being sure
A Christian! I can honestly say that until the age of 19 I do not recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to be a Christian. Until this point in my life I never heard anything about being sure of Heaven, I believed that I would have to wait until a "judgment day" for that to be determined. 


u A Seminarian search for Forgiveness - Gearoid Marley
...However during my teenage years I got involved in much sinful and immoral behaviour. I hated that miserable life and I started to cry out to God. The desire to be right with Him became the focus of my life. I knew I was a sinner and that I needed to be saved from my sin. I wanted to know His forgiveness, but how?


u The Way Made Clear - J. Cherucheril - Former Priest
...Gradually while I still lived as a priest, I lost confidence in the sacramental system and personal good works, which were supposed to accomplish a process of salvation.  God’s Word, convicted me of my own sinfulness, which no ritual practices could rectify...


u A Brazilian Nun's Story - Carmen da Mota
...It didn’t take long to realize that peace still eluded me.  What worried me most was the thought that at any moment I might have to present myself before God to give an account of my soul. For this reason, I never grew tired of doing more for God...


u Conversion to the Truth - Lolly Harding (Former Nun)

...My sisters  warned me about my “Bible thumping” brother before I arrived.  Due to my Jesuit indoctrination, it was now my duty to straighten him out...


u Fifty years a Nun - Peggy O'Neill (Irish)
...This is the story of my conversion to Christ at age 70, after practicing as a nun in the Catholic Church for 50 years. I write this in the hope that it will help others come to an understanding of the True Gospel of Salvation...


u Tough guys need the Lord
I grew up in Northern Wisconsin where "Religion"  was in the home but not in the hearts. There were lots of rituals and rules and can't do's, but no love of the Lord.  The family life centered on alcohol and taverns.  There was no security or happiness as a youth.


u The Truth is in the Bible - Oliver McAllister
...I used to watch people going to church on Sundays with their Bibles and wondered why I didn't have one, and why people going to the mass didn't need Bibles. Something in me yearned for God's word...


u God's Glorious Plan of Salvation - Rabbi Sam Stern
 
...Although I worked in the capacity of a Talmudic teacher in the synagogue, there was a great conflict in my heart.  The question: "Why did God allow 6 million Jews to die?" bothered me... 


u Knowing Jesus as Saviour - Dr. Abraham Cutajar
...Sinning constantly left me in fear of losing my soul. One lustful look at a girl out of a bus window on the way to school condemned me to Hell. Weekly confession was not enough. I applied self-mortification intermittently and prayed as often as I remembered...


u Jesus rescued me by His love- Orianna Daphane Cheah
...I prayed five times to "Allah" (deceptively known as God Almighty) almost every day, and I received religious moral education in Islam with great eagerness. Of course, I read the Koran and I learned all of the prescribed ritual prayers. I tried to obey "Allah" as faithfully as prophet Muhammad did...


u Lead me to the Messiah - Martin Wolf
...I was born in a Jewish home and brought up in the traditions of my people, Israel. In our home the Sabbath was faithfully kept. On Friday night, as the sun went down. my mother would bentchen licht (light the Sabbath candles), and my father would say the Kiddish (prayer for the Sabbath)...


u  Personal Testimony - Walter Gustafson
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Like Nicodemus, I was moral and religious, but I had never been born again. Near the end of the meeting he said, "Don't wait until you're better or you may never come at all." Those were strange words to me, for I had been trying to make myself better for many months...


u How God made me a Christian - Christine Moulaison
...My religion, I thrust it out. Religion could not help me. My baptism I threw it aside. Baptism could not give me peace. My good life, doing the best I could. I cast it away. Even my goodness could not take away my burden of sin. My prayers, I put them away. Prayers were "my" doing also, and that was no answer. My church. Even my church which I depended on so much, could not get me one bit closer to heaven...


u From Scepticism to Salvation - Steve McMurray
...I believed that we are all God’s children and that as along as I was sincere, that was all that mattered to God. To my mind, Jesus Christ was only one of many prophets and spiritual teachers...


u How a Soldier Found Real Peace
By the time I joined the army in 1973, I already had a drinking problem. The military made it easy for me to get even deeper into drinking. I


u How I received Eternal Life - Lynn Birch
...It finally dawned on me that Jesus had died for my sins, like he promised, and that all I had to do was accept His free gift...


u My Story - Peter Bates
...In my late teenage years and early twenties I lived for what the world had to offer, what else was there? I became involved with rock and roll bands, working as the sound mixer and setting up the band’s equipment. I spent my time working in pubs and live band venues, I became addicted to alcohol and drinking...


u My Testimony - Phillip Warren
...the Bible also states that sin must be punished. It says in John 3:18 that because of our sin we are "condemned already"...


u Charles Spurgeon - 'The Prince of Preachers'.
...Simply by looking to Jesus, I had been delivered from despair, and I was brought into such a joyous state of mind that, when they saw me at home, they said to me, ‘Something wonderful has happened to you;’ and I was eager to tell them all about it... 


u My Story - Janeen Sutko
...Then I began thinking about the forgiveness of my sins.  I didn't understand how Jesus could forgive me for such horrible things I had done.  I struggled with that for many months...  


u My Story never made Headlines - Peter Ramsey
...It was June 2, 1969 when I was alone in the attic. I am not about to tell you of some weird, spiritual hysteria produced by psyching myself out over religious fanaticism, but of coming to grips with the spiritual side of my life...


u John Newton - (Wrote 'Amazing Grace')
...John Newton, clerk, once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slavers in Africa, was by the rich mercy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long laboured to destroy... 


u Saved Forever - Mark Crooks
...I, Mark Crooks, am a Hell deserving sinner, but Jesus died for me.” I was saved! There were no big feelings or bright lights, I just accepted that Jesus bore my sins on the cross, and I knew that if I died, Heaven would be my home...


u My Testimony - Stephen Rodgers
...When I went to university (living away from home) I got deeply involved in the pleasures of this world and influenced Jonny and Mark to join me. I wasted so many years and so much money and time in trying to enjoy myself only to realize there is no true satisfaction in it...


u Seven Incontestable Questions - John W Bramwell
...The magnitude of the Gospel's power is revealed, in its deliverance from sin's penalty, from sin's indwelling power and ultimately from sin's presence!...


u A Jesuit Meets Jesus - Alfred Ronald Nemec
...As these dogmas and regulations kept agitating my supposed peace of heart, this same question kept rising to the surface: Where are these other books or writings about Jesus, that were written by the Apostles or someone close to Jesus, that justify the current practices of Catholicism?...


u A New Man - Joe Serge
...I cherished holy relics, prayed the rosary, made charitable donations, served on the parish council and for more than 40 years I was a member of the Knights of Columbus. I believed such good works weighed in my favour before God...


u A Steel Workers Story - Robert E. Surgenor
...I witnessed a poor fellow, his head and shoulder cut off by an overhead crane. It was a gory sight as his bloody flesh was gathered up and put into a wire basket by my father, the melter foreman. A voice seemed to say, "If that were you, Bob, where would your soul be?"...


u Discovering the Wonder of God's Love - Mary Ann Collins
...I used to be all tied up in rules, regulations and rituals. But now I have found a wonderful, vibrant, personal relationship with the Creator of the universe, who loves me...


u God's Word Needs No Authority - Mary Ann Pakiz
...God's Word needs no authority other than itself. When I comprehended that principle, I was free—free to search the Scriptures for truth! In them, I found the way to God...


u Light and Life in Christ - Herman Hegger
...We scourged ourselves several times a week, lashing our naked bodies with knotted cords. Despite the great pain, we were told that if we could endure such whipping calmly, we would receive strength to resist every kind of sensual and sexual urge...


u Underneath the Everlasting Arms - Jean Curtis
...I always had head knowledge of God as a devout Catholic. I had learned about God when I was growing up but He was distant and uncaring, somebody who punished me whenever I messed up…and I was always messing up...


u We ought to obey God rather than men - Nino Tirelli
...In mentioning all those years I spent in monastic seclusion my sole purpose is to show you how the Lord brought me out of darkness into His light, how He delivered me from the power of Satan to that of God, from death to life...


u How God saved this marine
It is my pleasure to put in writing how God in His boundless mercy reached and saved me, and how through His infinite wisdom brought events in my life that would eventually lead me to hear the wondrous story of the cross.


u My Personal Discovery of the truth - Carol Sinnaeve
...I was leading a good life: I didn't smoke; I didn't drink; I didn't swear; and I went to church every Sunday. As well, I never committed any big sin like murder or theft...


u The Unsearchable Ways of God - Mary C. Hertel
...I was a sinner hopelessly lost without God's perfect provision. "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;... was buried, and...rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" (1Corinthians 15:3-4). This and this alone saved me. Nothing can be added to the work of Jesus Christ nor can His work be re-enacted to bring forgiveness and grace...


u You Thought Evil Against Me - Ron Kempen
...Bound to his wheelchair, my Christian brother would try to witness to me, but I wouldn't listen because “he didn't know the real world.” At that time my life revolved around football, bowling and drinking...


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