Moriel & Jacob Prasch thank The Lord and our readers for their prayers.
Jacob’s latest cardiology report yesterday indicates a marked improvement in electrocardiogram, atrial fibrillation, and blood pressure. Jacob remains in pharmacological reversion to normal sinus rhythm and his medication dosage has been significantly reduced by his cardiologist. He has been able to resume a more heavy travel schedule. Although there are ongoing health issues we attribute the improvement ultimately to God’s grace and the prayers of His people as well as to the professionalism of his cardiologists. Continued prayer is much appreciated. May The Lord keep us all in good health to pursue His work with vigor.
This day is eventful to me. Knowing my own feeble state as a believer, it amazes me that our gracious and sovereign God uses even the pathetic likes of my reprehensible self despite my shortcomings too numerous to count and too disgraceful to mention. I know it is Him and nothing to do with me. It must be Him. Anything I do in my own strength I usually mess up, particularly in ministry. Continue reading
Shalom!Â My name is Yacov, Jacob.Â I would like to speak to you about the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.Â I direct an international Â Christian organization that supports Israel and opposes anti-Semitism and seeks to educate Christians about the Jewish origins of the message of Jesus and about Godâs eternal love for His ancient people Israel. Continue reading
Former Muslim Ergun Caner appears on The 700 Club to discuss Islam and give us an inside look at Muslim beliefs
Ergun is the oldest son of a Muslim mwazien. The mwazien is similar to a preacher. In 1982 when he was 16 years old, he attended a revival service in Columbus, Ohio, at the invitation of a high school friend and accepted Christ. Ergun started attending church on Monday, accepted Christ on a Thursday — and had his first piece of ham at a Youth Afterglow activity days later. Continue reading
I came out of the Roman Catholic Church. I came out of her by reading the New American Bible, a Catholic bible. It had enough truth in it despite the Catholic footnotes and the Apocrypha to convince me that the teachings of the Catholic Church were all corrupted and that I was a lost sinner. That was in 1991.
My wife followed me. She had become a Catholic in order to marry me back in 1962. My three grown children have “come out” also. My family and I have been very blessed of God. He has offered salvation to “me and my house” and we gratefully believed it. Continue reading
I came to know the Lord as my personal savior when I was a sophomore in high school through a group called Young Life. I knew how to obtain and seek out a relationship with Him, but never really made a total commitment to live my life in obedience to Him. Throughout college I still knew of this and knew that I needed the Lord in my life. I made several half-hearted attempts but never followed through. I read my bible periodically and seemed to talk to God only when I needed something. Still, I knew there was more. When I first got married I rarely went to church, I wasn’t interested in Catholicism nor did I feel the Catholic Church fed me or gave me what I was seeking. There had to be more, and I knew it. Continue reading
By Jackie Alnor
Singer/Songwriter Billy Joel didn’t know what he was talking about when he sang the lyrics “Catholic girls start much too late.” That certainly wasn’t the case with me or with most of the girls I hung out with in the late ’60s at St. Emydius School in Southern California. We viewed virginity as a state only the few Catholic saints and nuns could maintain and we could never be in their spiritual class. So we were conditioned to expect that “mortal sins” such as fornication were inevitable and we had recourse – the confessional. Continue reading
I was born and raised in a Catholic family going back 5 generations composed of two Catholic nationalities – French on my mother’s side of the family and Polish on my father’s side. I went to Catholic school for 8 years. I grew up under Catholic church doctrines that really hate women. I got too many A’s in school, so the priests and nuns complained to my mother that I was threatening the church and family by getting on the honor roll too much. Decent Catholic girls are expected to deliberately play dumb and be subservient, just like in Muslim countries. Continue reading
I am 59 years old. When I was 43, I was saved by the Blood of Jesus. Prior to this, I was a Catholic, being raised by my parents in an Italian Catholic home, steeped in the traditions of Catholicism. We used to laugh and say that my father was more of a pope than the pope himself. Continue reading
My husband and I are members of Calvary Chapel of Delaware County. We are really blessed by this ministry and have learned alot from Jacob. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
I’am a former catholic, I received Jesus, as my Savior, in May of 73. My husband came into the family a year later.
I remember that I was really searching and felt very confused, I got mixed up in the occult. The catholic church seemed to help with my interest in alot of these “dark practices.” I started asking my priest about alot of things that were bothering me. We spent alot of time talking and I was getting even more confused. The witch that I was involved with sent me to another priest. I was told to read, The Exorcist. Continue reading
For 36 years of my life, I ran with the world and considered only myself. I had married young, at 18, and strayed further from God as the years went by. As my two children approached adulthood, I had complete control of my life and the things I would be able to do as an empty nester at the age of 38. Along the way, I encountered many Christians, including my own family who witnessed to me about Jesus Christ and what He had done for me on the cross. They would say that I had to be “born again” and make Jesus Lord and Savior of my life and start to live for Him. My reply to that was “that’s fine for you, but I don’t need Jesus in that way, my life is great just the way it is.â The thought of living for, and serving anyone but myself was not something I would even consider. I was raised in the Catholic Church and was comfortable with its traditions and doctrines of men. I thought that was good enough, that heaven would be guaranteed and there was nothing more I needed to do. I found my beliefs were wrong! Continue reading
My family and I had been going to church off and on after we left our home in Illinois, where both my husband’s and my family lives.It was much different going to church where nobody knew you. It seemed as if no one cared if you were there or not. Nothing about the service kept us wanting to go back, just the guilt of committing “mortal sin.” When I would go after being away for awhile, and would kneel to pray before the service started,I would feel it’s where I belonged and felt very close to God and sorry I neglected Him so. But as soon as the service started, that feeling would leave and I would be bored and daydream the time away. This went on for about 7 or 8 years. Continue reading
By Chris Barry
In my last year of school, which was Form five and having stayed down a couple of years I was eighteen, the only reason for this; I was just a fool. My Sister on our birthday was making arrangements to take my brother and myself to the local hotel for a couple of drinks; I remember that my father on hearing this rebuked her, He could see this was not a wise move. We did not go for our drinks that night, but it wasn’t long before we found our own way and there started four years of solid drinking many times waiting for the doors to open and the Barman waiting for me to leave at doors close. Continue reading
The testimony of Esther Ruth
“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore, if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:23-27
By following a false christ into the desert and seeing signs and wonders, I have lived this Scripture passage. Praise be to God Who by His great mercy delivered me from the blinding delusion of darkness. Continue reading