We have just finished listening to your sermon entitled Set for the Defence of the Gospel…. I would like to thank you so much for all that you do…. you never “mince your words” (as the ministers in the UK do frequently, unfortunately) and your sermons are always a great blessing to us.
We have worked our way through your “Entertainment” series…. I found them very instructive, thank you, especially as now that I am growing up I am beginning to use the computer etc. more and more….
One of the ways I know you are used of the Lord is because He was pleased to use you to save me…. It was on a Sunday in summer in 2005, when I was ten – I don’t remember the exact date but it was a Sunday – and we had just finished listening to a tape of yours which was entitled “Hell”. You had been explaining the torments and sorrows that awaited sinners after death, and I remember that I listened very carefully and that it impressed me deeply. I began to think of what would happen if I wasn’t a Christian (I had always thought previously, as I am sure most sinners do, that I was saved and that I was going to heaven). It worried me a lot. And then afterwards I went up to my room, closed the door, sat on my bed and prayed a very simple, heartfelt prayer to God that I was sorry for all the wrong things I had ever done in my life, that I knew that I was a sinner, and that God would forgive me by the Lord Jesus Christ and accept me, so that I would not go to hell. After that prayer I felt much better.
And that was the point that the Lord forgave me, as from then on my life changed gradually but completely. I began to want to do good, I listened to, and, more importantly, understood what Dad was talking about in our daily devotions, and from then on I could pray properly to God, and felt that He was with me, instead of the half-hearted attempts I had done before. The Lord truly has been so merciful in saving me! I do thank Him always.
I thank you again for all that you do for us, and I pray that God would use you for great things.
The subject sounds fascinating [our proposed Bible Protestants’ Convention on “The Jesuit Origins of Futurism”]. I have read some years ago that the Jesuits cooked this up and I believe what you say.