Category Amazing Grace

Heriberto Born Anew



image005Heriberto from Paraguay narrates his life’s story. Though raised in poverty and hardship, and lacking even elementary reading skills, here’s a man who craved not this world’s goods, but simply to get acquainted with his Creator and become a subject of the King!

Heriberto’s circumstances are commonplace in many countries, but Paraguayans have to contend with an added complication. Though able to express themselves in Spanish, most prefer to use the indigenous language of Guaraní. Yet, when it comes to reading, they depend almost entirely on Spanish material, and that includes the Bible.

     Life as a child and a teenager in the easternmost part of Paraguay, near the small town of Fortuna and not far from the Brazilian border, was anything but easy...

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From Monastery to Christ


Luis Forero

monast2The following story by Luis Forero is not of recent date – he wrote it down more than half a century ago. It dates back to those times when, at long last, the marvelous and pure light of the Gospel, rediscovered in the great Reformation of the 16th century, began to penetrate in many of the dark and lost corners of Latin America.

Since the times of the conquistadors, “religion”, much religion, had been aggressively promoted in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies. But the soldiers and adventurers, Roman Catholic to a man, half a world away from home and wife and children, did not give the impression that their morals were any higher than those of the indigenous peoples they were conquering and “converting”. Rather the opposite was true…

The very race that came into existence ...

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By Jesús González

“Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; he flees like a shadow and does not continue. And do you open your eyes on such a one, and bring me to judgment with yourself? Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one! Since his days are determined, the number of his months is with you; you have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass” (Job 14:1-5).

We do not bring anything into the world when we are born, but, after a few years, are given the use of ‘reason’ and with it a responsibility for our eternal destiny. In everyone’s personal history many different roads open up, yet only one is the right road – Jesus said: “I am the way!”


I was born in a tiny v...

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Why I rejected Theistic Evolution


Dr. David A. DeWitt, Ph.D

Theistic evolution is a significant threat to the Christian church. It undermines the very foundation of the Christian faith and causes people to doubt the truth of Scripture.

I grew up as a theistic evolutionist. I was interested in science, and was an undergraduate biochemistry major. I believed in God and heard that he was the Creator on Sunday, but heard evolution all the other days of the week. I did what seemed the only logical thing, which I think so many other Christians also do, and that is to try to blend the two together. So I combined them, thinking that evolution was simply the process that God used to create...

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The story of a New Testament


Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus (1896-1984)


Jacob Gartenhaus was reared in an Orthodox Jewish home in Austria, but moved to America in search of riches. Then his own brother, having found far greater riches, was instrumental in ‘reorienting’ Jacob’s search. This is his fascinating story – a story in which the New Testament played such a crucial role.

I was reared and educated in the strictest of orthodox Jewish homes, and at the early age of three years I began to attend the Jewish schools of learning. My parents had already dedicated me to become a rabbi. Every time I went out of the house, I always turned left – never right – for there was a church there, and my mother would tell me never to go near a church. My father warned me not even to look at a church...

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