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How God Transformed John Newton

 How God Transformed John Newton

John Newton (1725-1801) was a strong atheist and blasphemer. As a young man, he was a bully, usually angry and wild. When he became 18, he was forced into the Navy. He was notorious for always breaking the rules and was often publicly flogged for desertion. Before becoming a slave trader, he was greatly despised and feared by his crew mates. 

When he was 23, his ship one day encountered a terrible storm, and it almost sank off the coast of Donegal. While the ship was filled with water and it appeared no more hope, Newton cried out to God for help. On March 1748, God rescued him, and he began a new life.

John Newton started praying and reading the Bible. He eventually became a prominent light in the campaign to abolish the slave trade.

He is best known as the author of the hymn: "Amazing Grace"

Amazing grace

How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost but now I'm found,

Was blind, but now I see.....

So delightful...

Beloved, please don't despise anyone. The dirtiest sinner you see today can become a pure child of God next month. GOD is not giving up on any of His prodigal children still lost in the wild.

Every atheist and hard unbeliever simply need an encounter with God. Beyond giving them sermons and preaching to them, many stubborn atheists and unbelievers needs an encounter with God that will bring them into God's Kingdom. Jesus Christ Himself must lovingly meet with them  Hence, we must keep interceding for them.

If you are an atheist or unbeliever, for the fact that you are reading this, if you will open your heart, Jesus will come and visit you this week. And your life will never remain the same when you submit to the Lordship of Christ.

In conclusion, as Christians, we must place great value on Evangelism and Soul winning. Many sinners out there will be saved by Jesus Christ when we arise to partner with the Holy Ghost to minister the gospel (which has an inherent capacity to break the hardest heart and is indeed the power of GOD unto salvation)

GOD bless you in Jesus Name Amen.

1 comment:

  1. That is a great testimony and God gave him a song that we still sing today. God is great.


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