How a migrant from Barbados who is member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Canada became a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo after all his questions were answered convincingly by quoting the verses from the Holy Bible.
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"The words of God enlightened me"

Edwin Chase

I WAS  BORN in Barbados  and, for most of my childhood up to the age of 16, my family and  I attended the Baptist Church.

In  1973,  I immigrated to Canada after which  I decided  to look into other religions such as the Pentecostal Church,  Jehovah's Witnesses,  Catholic   Church,    and  Anglican Church.  My goal  was  to find a religious group that teaches biblical truth.

In 1992, I was introduced to the Jehovah's Witnesses and soon after, I started studying with them. After two years, I was baptized and became a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. About five years into being a member. I became very disturbed with regard to some of their teachings. I began to   ask questions. Sometimes,   the answers I received from the elders were contrary to what was written in the Holy Scriptures.  An example of such teaching is their claim that they are the true religion, yet they teach  that Jesus is God, a Mighty God, and that the Father is the Almighty God.  However, in the Bible, it is written that God said that He is God and there is no one else like Him.  Another verse states that life eternal may be attained. if one comes to know the true God and Jesus Christ whom God has sent.   I asked the elders many questions but they told me that the Bible was not meant for me to understand.   They  told  that God has  blessed them with  the ability  to understand  the  biblical mysteries and that I need to wait for their interpretations.

One day after many months of rejecting my co-worker's invitation to their worship service,  I finally decided to attend her Church, the Church of Christ. I was expecting to hear the same teachings as what other churches propagate but to my surprise, it was totally different from what I have heard and seen before.   I wanted to hear more and I asked about many unanswered  questions to the Church's resident worker. He was able to give very   convincing answers to my questions by quoting from the Bible. I was amazed how he read the words of God to answer all my questions.   At the same time,  I was enlightened about the Church. Soon after I started attending Bible studies, again putting forward my questions to the minister. Without hesitation, all my questions were answered.

I then found out that the Church of Christ is the true Church, and it was God calling me.  After completing my Bible studies, I was eventually baptized in August 2000.   The Lord continues to shower His blessings upon me.  Through prayers and God's mercy, I was able to convince my best friend and her family to study God's  words.

Our Lord  God always blesses His children who pray to Him with a sincere heart. My desire is to continue being a true and faithful servant of the Lord in the Church of Christ.


Source: May 2005, God's Message, p.12

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