Isnt it wonderful, when you can take something that the world considers dung, such as being poor, and see God exalt it to the LOFTY position of a mode of YOUR salvation to be imparted to you!!!
IN you, He HAS done what He said He would do...I am sure your story would confound the "wise" of the world..
Also, I found James 2:5, where He says, " Hearken, my beloved brethren,Hath not God CHOSEN the POOR of this world, RICH in FAITH, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath PROMISED to them that love Him?"
I found great solace in that verse, as we were a wrking class family, and had so little , compared with others..I ALWAYS took solace in just the fact that we, as a denomination, WERE different...So, it says in the Bible, we WILL be looked down on and persecuted...So, for that, alone, we were on the right track...I now have researche enough to believe on my own two feet, what we, as a denomination have that others do not, and it ISNT just being a minority!!..LOL..
Youth is wonderful!!...He allows us such assurance in such small things!!...To grow, and to learn, about HIM, is just amazing, as you do learn so much more about these small comforts of youth...How FIRMLY grounded they REALLY are!!
Take care all!!...od keep you close this new year!!
before ive been baptist i was addict in drinkin smoking and the wordly thing just because my family have a big problem, my mother have a nervous breakdown and my father abandon us, that's why i don't beleive God// sometimes in the corner of our house i see my mother crying,, and i begin to question my self if God is true,,? i said to my self "if God is true why he let this happen to us?" ...one day my friend borrow a guitar in our neighborhood and the owner of the guitar is a SDA so after we use their guitar they invite us to join their worship... but the purpose of our joining is not to listen the word of God insteed the snack is our purpose,,every night we join the worship the reason is there is a snack but one night when the topic that they have discuss is all about Jesus.. while i'm listening there's somthing i felt in my hear,, and that's the beggining of my journey with God,, evry night i join the worship and also in there church even don't have a snack. and when the fellowship come i decide to accept Jesus Christ as personal savior.. but when i went home after the baptism i was shocked! because my auntie said that i am no longer a part of a family ,, and they forsake me... but still i serve God,,, and now i am here in CPAC a working student ,,taking a bachelor of theology,,, i know God is always with me... jame 1:12 says " bleesed is the man who tempted temptation,, for whe he is approve he will receive the crown of life,," ,,..
My mother's history came from a backslidden Adventist father who married, as far as we could tell, an Atheist German Jewish girl,. She was maybe 17 when they married. Her father's history was Adventist. My father came from the local church in the area, The Society of Friends, or Quakers.
My father and mother met and were soon married. However, they decided that in order to have children, they needed to agree on a religion. My mother's aunt and uncle used to take her to the SDA church. So, she thought that might be the way to go. My father was dubious. So, back when Vanderman was in his hay day, my father watched a local broadcast of "It is written." He caught most of the program, except the title, and a local phone number was on the screen to call. So, my father, was curious and called the number. The local pastor answered the phone and said, "It is written,"
My father asked, "What is written?"
The pastor explained and offered bible studies. So, the pastor came around and my father argued about this that and the other, and the pastor patiently, and kindly dealt with his questions. Soon, my parents were baptized. Then I cam along after.
The Jewish girl's dad was SDA in Germany?
From what i can tell most of the Protestants or Lutherans in Germany at that time lived in the north or Prussia. This was the region later placed behind the iron curtain of the USSR.
I came to God's 7th-day Sabbath all on my own after study. Then after moving thankfully received a flier to attend a local seminar at the SDA church. I was at the time looking for a local church who kept the true Sabbath, and really did not know the difference, so thought I'd check it out. Stayed for the entire seminar - about 21 days - and was baptized.
This was all very fortunate as there is a great difference in SDA eschatology and other Sabbath observing denominations.