I didn’t learn any bad habits from my Dad. He didn’t have any. He
grew up in hard times when schooling was at a premium, so his grammar had shortcomings, but he left me a legacy that makes
A child doesn’t
learn right from wrong from someone yelling, "no-no." He learns from either a life of full ash trays and empty
beer bottles, or from family prayers at bedtime and at every meal.
And no doubt that’s why I was blessed by beginning my Christian life at age eleven. Dad had been
called to preach and I realized from one of his sermons that it was time to tell the Lord which side I wanted to be on. I
don’t suppose I had done any sinning at that age, but Dad’s sermon must have convicted me that it was time. I
cried at an altar that night and came up knowing I was alright.
This Conquest article is a testimony to those who feel today that the world has gone mad over life styles
built on sins…when even our leaders are setting the example with new laws passed that have changed "bad"
to "good" (Isaiah 5:20).
thank God, the majority is still honest. I’ll give you an example. A huge insurance company owed me $262.00 and $16.00.
I soon got a check from Salt Lake City, Utah, for $278.00, the total of the two checks. But later, I got a check from Washington,
D.C., for another $16.00.I returned the overpayment to the place in error, and I wonder what it did to their computers. Such
a thing must be a first in their long history.
that’s their problem. As for me, my slate is clean. Dad never sat me down and read me what was good and what was bad.
He didn’t need to. He lived it, and it washed over me like an ocean tide. And I’m still wet, over it.
What a pity that when Christ comes back, to take Christians to
our eternal home, there will be persons left, holding up New Age bibles and crying out , "Lord, didn’t we do lots
of good things?" (Matthew 7:22-23). Pray for them, that someone will reach them with truths that will open their eyes
before it’s too late.