The Truth... What is it?

Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the role model!
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!

They cried "FIRE" in a crowded building!:

He read his preacher grandfather's books as a child less than 6 years old and seemed to be stuck as he internally debated the truth of Jesus as the savior. He visited a church at age 15 and listened as a committed but highly unlettered preacher delivered his sermon, following which the preacher confronted the young visitor: "Look to Jesus and be saved!" The boy was instantly aware of a profound inner conversion.

By age 19, he was called to be the preacher of a large London Church. Jealous ministers mounted a newspaper campaign to discredit this minister as his sermons consistently drew 5000 or more each Sunday. As a building expansion was nearing completion, he rented the Surrey Gardens Music Hall (seating for over 7000). A group of men secretly conspired to yell fire in the midst of Charles Haddon Spurgeon's (1834-1892) sermon that first Sunday night. In the rush to the exits, many were seriously wounded and 7 killed. Several newspapers blamed Spurgeon, and one even called for him to be tried for murder.

At his height, he preached an average of 10 times per week, published a weekly letter, and wrote numerous books...all the while suffering from that painful chronic disease, gout.

As "skepticism" [disbelief in the truth of the Bible] arose in many Christian denominations, Spurgeon fought mightily against it, even to the point of leaving the Baptist Union. His church, Metropolitan Tabernacle Baptist Church, withdrew on a unanimous vote of the members. He was censured by the BU on a vote of 2000 to 7; he died 5 years later at only age 58...his impact still remaining strong today, over 100 years later. Information used to be present in Portraits of Great Christians on the In Touch web site.

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(posted 2001)


You have just read a very brief example of the powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now [check it out]!