How Old Were You When Saved?

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What age were you when saved?

  • 1-10

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • 11-19

    Votes: 4 40.0%
  • 20-29

    Votes: 4 40.0%
  • 30-39

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 40-49

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 50-59

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • 60-69

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 70-79

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 80-89

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 90 or older

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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#1
among young adults these days, most people aren't saved, in fact, most people alone aren't, and I am interested to see how young you guys were saved if you're still young adults, did you just get saved recently or were you very young, like Pastor Bob Beeman when he was 5 years old? Except he is like 60-something now. But it goes to show, even at such a young age, we can be saved before we start 1st grade in school.

I was saved April 2011 at 18 years old. Not really a happy testimony to that.
 

Kaps89

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#3
among young adults these days, most people aren't saved, in fact, most people alone aren't, and I am interested to see how young you guys were saved if you're still young adults, did you just get saved recently or were you very young, like Pastor Bob Beeman when he was 5 years old? Except he is like 60-something now. But it goes to show, even at such a young age, we can be saved before we start 1st grade in school.

I was saved April 2011 at 18 years old. Not really a happy testimony to that.
Hello Xethea,

I was baptised on 30th September, roughly a month before I turned 29. And I was saved in June. Everyone has different journeys and different walks. I spent six years looking for answers in my life before I realised that the Lord alone has all the answers.

Tom
 
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May I ask how you became A Christian, what led you to Christ? A long or short testimony, I don't mind. Being 14 years old is an interesting time to get saved
 

Demi777

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May I ask how you became A Christian, what led you to Christ? A long or short testimony, I don't mind. Being 14 years old is an interesting time to get saved
I believed in God and got into the occult for 2 years until God made clear to me I had to choose which master I want to serve
I chose God
 
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Hello Xethea,

I was baptised on 30th September, roughly a month before I turned 29. And I was saved in June. Everyone has different journeys and different walks. I spent six years looking for answers in my life before I realised that the Lord alone has all the answers.

Tom
6 years of quite awhile to seek. I always wanted to understand life, my existence, basically everything, but I never pursued seeking and searching for the answers that Christ could be the reason until I was 16. So it took me about 2 years of misery and battles in my soul and head to accept him when I turned 18. But I'm glad I have my life to him sooner than my death bed.
 
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I believed in God and got into the occult for 2 years until God made clear to me I had to choose which master I want to serve
I chose God
That's funny and not exactly what I was asking for because obviously everyone has to believe but we all have different personal ways of giving ourselves to him.

And God chose me, I didnt choose him.
 

Kaps89

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#8
6 years of quite awhile to seek. I always wanted to understand life, my existence, basically everything, but I never pursued seeking and searching for the answers that Christ could be the reason until I was 16. So it took me about 2 years of misery and battles in my soul and head to accept him when I turned 18. But I'm glad I have my life to him sooner than my death bed.
Yeah it is. There's more of a backstory here though around drugs and alcohol etc. The six years wasn't like a complete period of time. I dipped in and out with my faith. If I hadn't been saved I'd be dead now.

Tom
 
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Yeah it is. There's more of a backstory here though around drugs and alcohol etc. The six years wasn't like a complete period of time. I dipped in and out with my faith. If I hadn't been saved I'd be dead now.

Tom
I would be too if I wasn't saved. Before I seeked Christ, I tried to kill myself multiple times ending up in the hospital each time. Yet every time I found someone else doing it or even something less they die easily. I felt someone or something is keeping me from killing myself, because I would go to Hell. I was willing to accept Hell because it's a fair and just punishment. But the last time I was about to kill myself, I obeyed God instead and gave my life to Christ for him, not for me. There's lots of child abuse, self harm, illegally kept out of schools and living a very different lifestyle than most people in my testimony. But I've actually written an entire book about how my life began and what lead me to Christ. But really, all along, it was Christ after me, choosing me, and I was trying to run from him and not accept him even though I believed he was real, he is good and he can save me. He could of just said okay and left me alone, but he wouldn't leave me alone until I would give my life to him. So much has changed every single year since I was saved, before that it was usually the same exact terrible stuff everyday. The words the Lord said to me when I was saved didn't make any sense at all at the moment, but over the years they do.

Something people need to understand, living for Christ is actually more difficult and rough than not being saved and not living for Christ. My life has become better but full of much more suffering after salvation. But I'm thankful for the sufferings.
 

Kaps89

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#10
. Something people need to understand, living for Christ is actually more difficult and rough than not being saved and not living for Christ. My life has become better but full of much more suffering after salvation. But I'm thankful for the sufferings.
The above paragraph of your post really resonated with me. Living for Christ has probably been the most difficult thing I've done. The drugs and alcohol were much easier but ultimately incredibly damaging. I see strength in the trials now. Joy through the suffering. Before suffering was just suffering.

Tom
 
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The above paragraph of your post really resonated with me. Living for Christ has probably been the most difficult thing I've done. The drugs and alcohol were much easier but ultimately incredibly damaging. I see strength in the trials now. Joy through the suffering. Before suffering was just suffering.

Tom
May I ask why and what got you into the drugs and alcohol? All my parents and countless other relatives either do one or the other or both. Yet, a lot of them do it for different reasons. For some, it ruins their life, for some it makes their physical life okay for awhile then terrible, and some it ruins it immediately even leading to most their life in prison and no friends or family and being homeless. I would have probably turned to those things if I didn't have so many lives to look at and just see the drugs and alcohol never make anyone's life truly better. It's just a way to run from your problems if you abuse it, and you abuse yourself and your body that could end up with many problems or killing you at a young age. People even tried to tell me the drugs you smoke that are illegal would take away my seizures I had for 10 years since I was 14. But this year when I was homeless and trying to get a job and keep it, even my job couldn't keep paying for my medicine to help my seizures. it was either give up food and other things and buy the medicine, or take the risk of having seizures at a job where people alone get injured every month by machines, forklifts, saw machines, etc. I prayed and trusted if it be his will, then it will be done. I did pray for years, but this time it appears he has taken my seizures away permanently, saving me countless money and time with doctors and such. I hated those seizure pills so much that I tried to kill myself on a bottle of them with about 60,000mg altogether before I was saved and 16 years old.
I hate drugs far more than alcohol. My parents kept me out of schools to hide their illegal drugs and spent all their money on that with drug dealers and never bought me clothes, shampoo, tooth paste or anything to keep me healthy and clothed since I was 9 years old. That makes me hate drugs by even that alone. But I've been high before, I've been drunk, I see why people do it, but it isn't the answer to anyone's problems. It's just temporarily relief, but I understand if you don't know a way to get rid of your pain, burdens and sufferings, then what else do you do?

Really, when I was 11, I turned to cutting myself. Over the years, I used blood in crazy way and now you find more than half my body having big, long and countless scars. The last time I cut myself was a couple years ago, and I wrote a poem that day about it being the last cut. I doubted it would be, but Christ has given me the strength to overcome it like someone needs to overcome a drug or alcohol. Now days the thoughts still come to me, but then I think of how far I have come from all that useless misery, and I don't want to go back to it. But now I am struggling time to time how to handle my emotions in tough times. It's a bit rough with my wife seeing this change but the Lord takes time changing use. As it's written, he is potter and we are the clay. It takes awhile for the clay to become a perfection of what it is meant to be.

I talk to much don't I? Heh. How about you just tell me what led you to the drugs and alcohol? I'm curious.
 

Kaps89

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#12
May I ask why and what got you into the drugs and alcohol? All my parents and countless other relatives either do one or the other or both. Yet, a lot of them do it for different reasons. For some, it ruins their life, for some it makes their physical life okay for awhile then terrible, and some it ruins it immediately even leading to most their life in prison and no friends or family and being homeless. I would have probably turned to those things if I didn't have so many lives to look at and just see the drugs and alcohol never make anyone's life truly better. It's just a way to run from your problems if you abuse it, and you abuse yourself and your body that could end up with many problems or killing you at a young age. People even tried to tell me the drugs you smoke that are illegal would take away my seizures I had for 10 years since I was 14. But this year when I was homeless and trying to get a job and keep it, even my job couldn't keep paying for my medicine to help my seizures. it was either give up food and other things and buy the medicine, or take the risk of having seizures at a job where people alone get injured every month by machines, forklifts, saw machines, etc. I prayed and trusted if it be his will, then it will be done. I did pray for years, but this time it appears he has taken my seizures away permanently, saving me countless money and time with doctors and such. I hated those seizure pills so much that I tried to kill myself on a bottle of them with about 60,000mg altogether before I was saved and 16 years old.
I hate drugs far more than alcohol. My parents kept me out of schools to hide their illegal drugs and spent all their money on that with drug dealers and never bought me clothes, shampoo, tooth paste or anything to keep me healthy and clothed since I was 9 years old. That makes me hate drugs by even that alone. But I've been high before, I've been drunk, I see why people do it, but it isn't the answer to anyone's problems. It's just temporarily relief, but I understand if you don't know a way to get rid of your pain, burdens and sufferings, then what else do you do?

Really, when I was 11, I turned to cutting myself. Over the years, I used blood in crazy way and now you find more than half my body having big, long and countless scars. The last time I cut myself was a couple years ago, and I wrote a poem that day about it being the last cut. I doubted it would be, but Christ has given me the strength to overcome it like someone needs to overcome a drug or alcohol. Now days the thoughts still come to me, but then I think of how far I have come from all that useless misery, and I don't want to go back to it. But now I am struggling time to time how to handle my emotions in tough times. It's a bit rough with my wife seeing this change but the Lord takes time changing use. As it's written, he is potter and we are the clay. It takes awhile for the clay to become a perfection of what it is meant to be.

I talk to much don't I? Heh. How about you just tell me what led you to the drugs and alcohol? I'm curious.
I'm still at the point where I'm not actually 100% sure what led me to the drugs and alcohol. I had a good home life, no issues, a really loving family. I just never felt 'right' and I tried so many different things to try and feel how I perceived other people to feel because I was convinced I didn't feel how they did.

I tried loads of different activities and hobbies and then when I got into my teens I started experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Before long that experimenting ended up becoming like a ten year haze of me being wasted pretty much whenever I could be. I was looking for something but I never actually knew what I was looking for. Just something to make me feel 'normal' I guess.

So I ended up doing a lot of cocaine and pretty much had a psychotic breakdown and I was just a completely broken person. Recently I've been going through what I'm classing as a 'wilderness experience'. One day I woke up and just felt like I wasn't working but as time went by I started realising that my faith is so much stronger and I've started looking into why I did what I did for so long.

There are so many different reasons people use drugs, alcohol or addictive behaviours. Some use them to escape. Some don't. I once got told that I had a 'God-Shaped hole' and I believe that was correct.

Tom
 
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I'm still at the point where I'm not actually 100% sure what led me to the drugs and alcohol. I had a good home life, no issues, a really loving family. I just never felt 'right' and I tried so many different things to try and feel how I perceived other people to feel because I was convinced I didn't feel how they did.

I tried loads of different activities and hobbies and then when I got into my teens I started experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Before long that experimenting ended up becoming like a ten year haze of me being wasted pretty much whenever I could be. I was looking for something but I never actually knew what I was looking for. Just something to make me feel 'normal' I guess.

So I ended up doing a lot of cocaine and pretty much had a psychotic breakdown and I was just a completely broken person. Recently I've been going through what I'm classing as a 'wilderness experience'. One day I woke up and just felt like I wasn't working but as time went by I started realising that my faith is so much stronger and I've started looking into why I did what I did for so long.

There are so many different reasons people use drugs, alcohol or addictive behaviours. Some use them to escape. Some don't. I once got told that I had a 'God-Shaped hole' and I believe that was correct.

Tom
A God shaped hole? As in, something God wanted or needed to fill?
 

Kaps89

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#14
A God shaped hole? As in, something God wanted or needed to fill?
As in the thing that was missing, the thing I spent years looking for....was God....all along. So I was saved but for years before I just couldn't accept God was there for me and I struggled with the concept of forgiveness because I couldn't forgive myself let alone believe I could be forgiven.

Tom
 
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Ah, that feeling. Yes, but as we know, a true believer and Christian doesn't run from his father, master, savior and God forever. Eventually they will come back if they don't die first.

Or so I believe. Honestly, it is awful to admit, but I'm at a point recently since the last month that I can barely say a word to the Lord right now, but inside me I feel like I could fall to my knees and repent for hours. But I work 12 hour shifts as of right now and work is completely dead this week as I am just standing at my desk, and when it's over, it's time for bed, and when I get a day off, there are all these worldly things to do like family appointments, groceries, going out to do laundry for hours, etc. And at the time I get a break, I am always around people where I just can't seem to let that part of me out. I feel like I need to go travel in the car for an hour and go out to the woods where I was saved and just get away from this world. But with some same thoughts I had before I was saved still haven't been answered and still bother me, and there are no signs I will ever have the answer on this earth, but it's not something simple for me to ignore all my life. So in all, I feel like I should speak to the Lord, but then I feel speechless and wrapped up in everything, when it used to be that I'd speak to the Lord all the time night and day when I was homeless with no job, no friends and no family.
Who am I to demand an answer from the Lord? The questions Job had for the Lord seemed much more simple than mine and he didn't get all the answers he asked for.

I know someday I will be given all understanding in heaven, but I feel like I need an answer now. But I get this feeling most my prayers have been useless, I got a feeling this will be another useless one because it seems selfish to ask for. I don't think the Lord answers such prayers.