Two key words by Larry Power

The one word which describes the times in which we live is 'uncertainty'. It hangs over every area of life like a dark cloud; jobs, the economy, the banks and pensions.

The world outlook is very bleak and leads to fear and depression and a feeling of emptiness. The Lord Jesus spoke of the consequences of such fear in Luke 21:26 “Men’s hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth”. Jesus was speaking of the times before His second coming. These days will be fearful and troubling for many. But is this really the best that God has to offer us? Gloom, fear, depression, hopelessness?

Let us look at another key word, 'certainty'. Recent events in our country have caused many people to feel confused and let down, and they have abandoned all thoughts of religion.

I was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith but I have found assurance and certainty through the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Mere religion and ceremony leaves the heart empty, but the new birth that I experienced back in the mid 1970’s changed the whole course of my life!

The Lord Jesus said in John 3:3 “Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God”. I soon discovered from God’s Word (the Bible) that I could go directly to God through Christ for as the Bible says, there is only “one mediator between God and men the man Christ Jesus”. This way to God is open for you, and you can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that your sins are forgiven and cleansed through the blood of Christ.

The greatest source of agitation to the conscience is sin that has not been forgiven. This produces fear of future punishment and in my case, a fear of the fires of purgatory. The Son of God delivers from all this fear and gives peace and pardon to the person that repents of their sin and confesses it to a Holy God. Romans 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” This means we can be in a right relationship with God.

As a former Roman Catholic I am so happy that I have found the way to God and heaven through Christ alone.

I would like you to read my fully testimony and learn of just what the Lord Jesus Christ did in my life. You can read it by clicking here.

" mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus"