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    welp ive never done a full testimony
    hope this isnt too long winded (on a phone and have rhino like skin on my hands please forgive poor grammer, touch screens dont like me)


    i was born in detroit michigan august 24th 1990
    i was the second born (illegitimate birth)of my mother
    the first instance of importance reguarding truth i remember getting a king james bible as a gift at about 5 years old from my mother

    why i got king james if im not mistaken is because my uncle was a baptist preacher at the time

    i was told to put my name on it... not being very understanding of how things work or having opened the bible yet i grabbed a yellow neon highlighter and wrote it on the side of the closed bible (had to close it tight so the pages didnt bend)

    my mom noticed after i was done and said there was a spot on the inside for my name and laughed

    well i never opened it to read and lost the bible shortly after

    the next important thing i can remember i asked my step father (catholic) a few questions about God at around the age of 7 or 8 years

    the answers didnt resonate well
    i dont remember what i asked or what he said but that was the first time i felt God may not be real
    having already been lied to about the tooth fairy and santa

    then at around 10 years of age a teacher in school outright told me he doesnt think God is real

    having never been instructed to be weary of teachers i believed him
    and no longer felt God was real (unless i was in distress... i would still pray in intense situations)

    i became a harder to the truth and softer to the world over time

    from 14 (when i was expelled from my 2nd school and emancipated and started working) to my early 20s i became a violent person
    my words were filthy
    my actions were self fufilling
    i claimed to be agnostic when i felt like being honest
    or christian when i thought it would benefit me to lie
    i would seek girls for fornication and walk around with a puffed out chest

    i put my efforts into learning how to fight
    and gaining respect from the world
    as well as admiration of peers

    i went from job to job and moved to different states

    well at about 22
    i was smacked with a spiritual brick...
    i saw how evil i was

    it may sound strange but i was gettin really into conspiracy to the point i couldnt deny not just me
    but everyone was being lied to by people in positions of power

    i wondered why?

    went deeper in the rabbit trail, until it led me to understand a little of the occult

    i could see music and movies, games, sports and hollywood in a whole new light

    i saw how my desires were what these things wanted me to desire

    and Satan was the driving force of glorifying these things
    or at least thats what certain individuals in high places believed

    i then wanted to prove myself wrong
    loving the things i put so much time into

    but God revealed himself to me

    and i realized how wicked i was

    so now i felt the Bible was true
    but i still hadnt read any of it

    my flesh ended up winning over this new information
    and i jumped headfirst back into a life of sin

    but now... the short pleasures were followed by intense guilt
    which would make me cry (very unfamiliar thing to me being hardened)

    i got a job offer
    back in michigan for more the double the money i was getting paid in wisconsin

    so i packed up and left

    i went to my older brothers house

    and he had a few bibles

    i told him i wanted one

    (now know he spent most of his life in prison or on the run)

    when he handed me a bible

    my name was already on it... on the side of the pages
    barely able to read it with how faded it was but it was there

    i got goose bumps

    i asked him where he got it

    he said his girlfriends appartment

    so i asked her
    where did she get it

    she said her friend left it there

    i had appearently left my bible at my uncles house as a child and his daughter (my cousin) left it at her friends (my brothers girl friend) house over 10 years later


    since then ive been growing in the word
    denying myself
    practicing righteousness and following the truth

    im leaving a lot of stuff out
    i dont want to gossip about others
    or glorify my sin

    but God is real guys
    and no matter how far we fall away from him
    how much we rebel

    he wants us to follow him
    accept Jesus as our savior
    and learn to walk away from our sins


    if you have any questions

    pm me
    i promise ill answer honestly
    thanks for takin the time to read this

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    Great testimony, NoNameMcGee. God is good. He is patient. And He is kind. Thank you for sharing.
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    thats my faded middle name i go by

    if you can make it out

    you have legit eye sight
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    Nonamemcgee,

    What ever your name is, it's now recorded in the lambs book of life.
    He is God and
    we are not.

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    thanks miri

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

    Very cool that your bible came back to you.

    Conspiracy theory has a big influence in keeping me on the correct side of the fence. Once I realized everything in the world is BS, where else could I go? Then you see that the Word validates the BS and vice-versa.
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    Great testimony, thanks for sharing. made me smile
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    One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple."
    Psalm 27:4

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    Quote Originally Posted by PANCAKES View Post
    Great testimony, thanks for sharing. made me smile
    ohhh no problem

    thanks for readin, got a smile myself
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    It gladdens my heart to see your testimony.

    To see how even during the times you were off the rails our Father was still chipping away you.
    Even when you were hearing and closing your ears.

    I believe that bible you put your name God already had it in place for you to get back all those years later.

    Given what I have seen in your posts on this forum I see good, I see a desire to know more of God, I see the Father working in you.

    God is so so good and faithful, even when we are not.

    God bless you my brother in Christ.
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    Lord

    Help me to be the person my dog thinks I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillG View Post
    It gladdens my heart to see your testimony.

    To see how even during the times you were off the rails our Father was still chipping away you.
    Even when you were hearing and closing your ears.

    I believe that bible you put your name God already had it in place for you to get back all those years later.

    Given what I have seen in your posts on this forum I see good, I see a desire to know more of God, I see the Father working in you.

    God is so so good and faithful, even when we are not.

    God bless you my brother in Christ.
    thanks man


    i really appreciate that

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    Hey everyone,

    Isn't our Father good, is he not kind, loving, gentle, patient, full of mercy every day?

    He sure is, he is kind, loving, gentle, patient and full of mercy.

    We are his kids and he loves us as much as he loves Jesus.

    Amazing truth and NMM's testimony has bought this out.
    Lord

    Help me to be the person my dog thinks I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNameMcgee View Post
    welp ive never done a full testimony
    hope this isnt too long winded (on a phone and have rhino like skin on my hands please forgive poor grammer, touch screens dont like me)


    i was born in detroit michigan august 24th 1990
    i was the second born (illegitimate birth)of my mother
    the first instance of importance reguarding truth i remember getting a king james bible as a gift at about 5 years old from my mother

    why i got king james if im not mistaken is because my uncle was a baptist preacher at the time

    i was told to put my name on it... not being very understanding of how things work or having opened the bible yet i grabbed a yellow neon highlighter and wrote it on the side of the closed bible (had to close it tight so the pages didnt bend)

    my mom noticed after i was done and said there was a spot on the inside for my name and laughed

    well i never opened it to read and lost the bible shortly after

    the next important thing i can remember i asked my step father (catholic) a few questions about God at around the age of 7 or 8 years

    the answers didnt resonate well
    i dont remember what i asked or what he said but that was the first time i felt God may not be real
    having already been lied to about the tooth fairy and santa

    then at around 10 years of age a teacher in school outright told me he doesnt think God is real

    having never been instructed to be weary of teachers i believed him
    and no longer felt God was real (unless i was in distress... i would still pray in intense situations)

    i became a harder to the truth and softer to the world over time

    from 14 (when i was expelled from my 2nd school and emancipated and started working) to my early 20s i became a violent person
    my words were filthy
    my actions were self fufilling
    i claimed to be agnostic when i felt like being honest
    or christian when i thought it would benefit me to lie
    i would seek girls for fornication and walk around with a puffed out chest

    i put my efforts into learning how to fight
    and gaining respect from the world
    as well as admiration of peers

    i went from job to job and moved to different states

    well at about 22
    i was smacked with a spiritual brick...
    i saw how evil i was

    it may sound strange but i was gettin really into conspiracy to the point i couldnt deny not just me
    but everyone was being lied to by people in positions of power

    i wondered why?

    went deeper in the rabbit trail, until it led me to understand a little of the occult

    i could see music and movies, games, sports and hollywood in a whole new light

    i saw how my desires were what these things wanted me to desire

    and Satan was the driving force of glorifying these things
    or at least thats what certain individuals in high places believed

    i then wanted to prove myself wrong
    loving the things i put so much time into

    but God revealed himself to me

    and i realized how wicked i was

    so now i felt the Bible was true
    but i still hadnt read any of it

    my flesh ended up winning over this new information
    and i jumped headfirst back into a life of sin

    but now... the short pleasures were followed by intense guilt
    which would make me cry (very unfamiliar thing to me being hardened)

    i got a job offer
    back in michigan for more the double the money i was getting paid in wisconsin

    so i packed up and left

    i went to my older brothers house

    and he had a few bibles

    i told him i wanted one

    (now know he spent most of his life in prison or on the run)

    when he handed me a bible

    my name was already on it... on the side of the pages
    barely able to read it with how faded it was but it was there

    i got goose bumps

    i asked him where he got it

    he said his girlfriends appartment

    so i asked her
    where did she get it

    she said her friend left it there

    i had appearently left my bible at my uncles house as a child and his daughter (my cousin) left it at her friends (my brothers girl friend) house over 10 years later


    since then ive been growing in the word
    denying myself
    practicing righteousness and following the truth

    im leaving a lot of stuff out
    i dont want to gossip about others
    or glorify my sin

    but God is real guys
    and no matter how far we fall away from him
    how much we rebel

    he wants us to follow him
    accept Jesus as our savior
    and learn to walk away from our sins


    if you have any questions

    pm me
    i promise ill answer honestly
    thanks for takin the time to read this
    That was a touching testimony. I see many kids who were your age doing stupid stuff and some even claiming to deny God. Some give up on them but God never gives. It's so thrilling when a young kid like that finally sees the truth. That part about the bible was so cool. This is a type of testimony you should share with other youth
    “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
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    "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia

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    Such a wonderful testimony. Thanks for sharing

    As I see it, your bible being returned to you all those years later is God's way of letting you know He was always there with you the entire time, through your searching for answers and all your struggles. He never forgot you!

    The fact that God would keep this bible safe for you for over 15 years, eventually reuniting you with it, what does that show about His love for you, His mercy and His patience!! That He would protect this bible, how much more He was there with you also for all of those years!

    This bible being lost and then found.... God did this for you and wanted you to know. Very powerful
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    John 14:27: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid"


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    Awesome testimony!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNameMcgee View Post
    welp ive never done a full testimony
    hope this isnt too long winded (on a phone and have rhino like skin on my hands please forgive poor grammer, touch screens dont like me)


    i was born in detroit michigan august 24th 1990
    i was the second born (illegitimate birth)of my mother
    the first instance of importance reguarding truth i remember getting a king james bible as a gift at about 5 years old from my mother

    why i got king james if im not mistaken is because my uncle was a baptist preacher at the time

    i was told to put my name on it... not being very understanding of how things work or having opened the bible yet i grabbed a yellow neon highlighter and wrote it on the side of the closed bible (had to close it tight so the pages didnt bend)

    my mom noticed after i was done and said there was a spot on the inside for my name and laughed

    well i never opened it to read and lost the bible shortly after

    the next important thing i can remember i asked my step father (catholic) a few questions about God at around the age of 7 or 8 years

    the answers didnt resonate well
    i dont remember what i asked or what he said but that was the first time i felt God may not be real
    having already been lied to about the tooth fairy and santa

    then at around 10 years of age a teacher in school outright told me he doesnt think God is real

    having never been instructed to be weary of teachers i believed him
    and no longer felt God was real (unless i was in distress... i would still pray in intense situations)

    i became a harder to the truth and softer to the world over time

    from 14 (when i was expelled from my 2nd school and emancipated and started working) to my early 20s i became a violent person
    my words were filthy
    my actions were self fufilling
    i claimed to be agnostic when i felt like being honest
    or christian when i thought it would benefit me to lie
    i would seek girls for fornication and walk around with a puffed out chest

    i put my efforts into learning how to fight
    and gaining respect from the world
    as well as admiration of peers

    i went from job to job and moved to different states

    well at about 22
    i was smacked with a spiritual brick...
    i saw how evil i was

    it may sound strange but i was gettin really into conspiracy to the point i couldnt deny not just me
    but everyone was being lied to by people in positions of power

    i wondered why?

    went deeper in the rabbit trail, until it led me to understand a little of the occult

    i could see music and movies, games, sports and hollywood in a whole new light

    i saw how my desires were what these things wanted me to desire

    and Satan was the driving force of glorifying these things
    or at least thats what certain individuals in high places believed

    i then wanted to prove myself wrong
    loving the things i put so much time into

    but God revealed himself to me

    and i realized how wicked i was

    so now i felt the Bible was true
    but i still hadnt read any of it

    my flesh ended up winning over this new information
    and i jumped headfirst back into a life of sin

    but now... the short pleasures were followed by intense guilt
    which would make me cry (very unfamiliar thing to me being hardened)

    i got a job offer
    back in michigan for more the double the money i was getting paid in wisconsin

    so i packed up and left

    i went to my older brothers house

    and he had a few bibles

    i told him i wanted one

    (now know he spent most of his life in prison or on the run)

    when he handed me a bible

    my name was already on it... on the side of the pages
    barely able to read it with how faded it was but it was there

    i got goose bumps

    i asked him where he got it

    he said his girlfriends appartment

    so i asked her
    where did she get it

    she said her friend left it there

    i had appearently left my bible at my uncles house as a child and his daughter (my cousin) left it at her friends (my brothers girl friend) house over 10 years later


    since then ive been growing in the word
    denying myself
    practicing righteousness and following the truth

    im leaving a lot of stuff out
    i dont want to gossip about others
    or glorify my sin

    but God is real guys
    and no matter how far we fall away from him
    how much we rebel

    he wants us to follow him
    accept Jesus as our savior
    and learn to walk away from our sins


    if you have any questions

    pm me
    i promise ill answer honestly
    thanks for takin the time to read this

    Hi Nonamemcgee, I never tire of hearing testimonies because we get to hear of God's lovingkindness, His mercy and grace and we also hear anew about our all-powerful God at work in the human heart!

    What an awesome account of how our Lord worked all those years to bring you to Him! I glorify God because of you mcgee!!! God be praised worshipped and adored.......the angels sang a song of praise when you were added into the family!!!

    Thanks for sharing your story!!! Hugs!!!
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    thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertsrose View Post

    Hi Nonamemcgee, I never tire of hearing testimonies because we get to hear of God's lovingkindness, His mercy and grace and we also hear anew about our all-powerful God at work in the human heart!

    What an awesome account of how our Lord worked all those years to bring you to Him! I glorify God because of you mcgee!!! God be praised worshipped and adored.......the angels sang a song of praise when you were added into the family!!!

    Thanks for sharing your story!!! Hugs!!!
    went to give you a rep comment but i messed it up and hit send before i finished haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNameMcgee View Post
    That's so cool! God is good.
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    Awesome testimony. I'm sure God has done somethings for you that even you don't know about. He is good and faithful to keep us even when we are in sin and he brings us to the right track.

    Keep sharing your testimony as The Bible says in
    Revelation 12:11King James Version (KJV)11 And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
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