My blogs for the next several weeks will be devoted to my journey in Christ. I became a Christian on March 20, 1977, at age 35, at a men’s retreat in Ashville, N.C. My conversion was both sudden and dramatic. Years later my peers at work would joke about the “old” Charlie and the “new” Charlie. As I often told them: “the beer drinking, Playboy reading, dirty joke telling, cussing Charlie died in 1977, and a new person took his place. “Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, all things become new.” From my recent writing, you will find, that I haven’t forgotten where I came from. I know I am a lost sinner saved by grace. The Apostle Paul after listing many different sins including those I listed as mine above says: “AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU. Yes, I needed God’s grace for Jesus to pay the debt of sin I could only pay by dying and going to Hell myself. Next week I will give a short version of my testimony.
Salvation came to me March 20, 1977. (My testimony in poem)Written by Charles William Liebert on June 3, 1977
Many a young man seeks “pie in the sky.”
Most important to me was never to die.
As I grew older, I saw death “face to face.”
But I, would never come, to that lonely place.
Grandpa, grandma and a young friend,
One at a time came to their end.
My wife became ill; I feared she would die,
There must be more to life than seen with my eye.
I work, I come home, I yell at the kids.
I yell at my wife. She does as I bid.
I roll around in a great hollow ball,
Not satisfied with anything, myself most of all.
My thirsting for “things” has become insatiable.
Now pushing myself hard, to all I am able.
And now several people I know quite well,
Leave this world and pass on to Heaven or Hell?
A great revelation now comes upon me
I too will die. O woe, woe is me!
What difference will my life make, when it ends?
I seek for the truth with a small group of friends.
I remember some things I learned as a boy;
God is love; God is life, God is peace, God is joy.
Now I have seen what I must do?
I must love God first and my brother too.
I had now passed from death into life
and very soon after life comes to my wife.
And now I begin renewing my mind
My world upside down, I soon clearly find.
To you whom I speak, What will you be?
A prisoner in bondage or a man set free.
Now listen to me, I have one thing to say,
I pray you find Christ fore the end of your day.
Charlie is the author of three books and seven short stories published on Amazon, Kindle.
Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” 2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You. Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com 3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead! Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.” Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com
Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1) The Memory Tree. A Christmas Story. 2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls. 3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace. 4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.” NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child. 5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf. Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf.
Twitter name: @CreationCharlie Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog
Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com
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