start by saying:
1. There is Proof
2. I have Proof
3. Proof is available to you
1. There is Proof
The Proof is not a belief.
The Proof is not a hope.
The Proof is not following the beliefs and hopes of others.
It is a personal experience of each individual
2. I have Proof
I have personally experienced the proof, the fact of the existence
of Salvation. That proof is the
changed heart that God gave
me, when I was
Notice the words, "the
changed heart that God
gave me". This is not a change that I made, although I have
made many changes since receiving God's change. This is a
change that God made in me,
* without my help,
* without my knowledge,
* with my complete permission.
A. What was the
It was a
change of heart, attitude, outlook.
My whole way of thinking was changed.
My attitude was set on due North.
My heart was made soft and pliable.
My hopes and ambitions were steered towards eternal things.
Away from the temporary things of this world.
My love for my wife and family was corrected to doing for them and
not just for me.
My outlook at work changed to what I knew it should have been.
B. What was the
It was sudden.
change was not something I grew into, although there has been
some maturing since then. It took place all at once. The
song says, "I saw the Light". It was not the bright, white
light that some speak of (and which is not mentioned in scriptures).
It was a light of awareness. I became aware at once of the
change in me. Most of the changes came later, but
* all were
* all without my participation
* all were for
- my good
- the good of my family
- the good of my friends
- the good of my acquaintances
- the good of total strangers
C. What was the
It was without plan or purpose on my part.
I made no plan to change.
* I didn't even know what to change
* I had no purpose in the change.
* I had no accomplishment to shoot
D. What was the
It was permanent.
I still have the
change, from 1976 to this day. I have fallen
away from what I should be doing, but I have always had the original
change. I have slidden back from some high points, but I never
lost the change.
E. What was the
It was unexpected.
I did not know the Bible, so I did not even know to expect a change.
It came as a complete surprise.
F. What was the
It varies from one individual to another.
The next morning I could not cuss anymore. If you had wrote a
cuss word on a piece of paper, I could not have even signed my name
to it. It was gone. Not everyone has this kind of
change, but everyone has a
change that is their very own. This
is the proof of Salvation.
Others can deny that I got a
Others can say it was wishful thinking.
Others can claim that my gears have slipped a cog.
Others can say it is all imagination.
But, I have the Proof. It is not Proof to them or you.
It is my Proof. I am the one that received the changed heart, just
as the Bible promised.
You may say ...
"I know someone who says he or she has salvation and they are
"I know someone who claims they have been changed and they are as
bad as I am or worse."
"I know lots of people who go to church every week and are as slimy
as an adulterous, paid-off, wife-beating politician."
"I know women who claim to know God and know every man in town."
"I have read in history books about Christians who have fought wars
in God's name."
There is one statement which addresses all your
legitimate complaints ...
"Not everyone who says they have salvation, actually have it.
Not everyone who says they are saved, actually are."
True proof cannot be made or denied on the
testimony of the worse
among us. We are certain that since you know some people like the
ones mentioned above, that you have no respect for them nor for the
claims of which they make. This being the case, your objections are
not against God or His salvation, but against the life style of
known hypocrites. We all agree.
One person well said, "I have no problem with God, His Bible or His
love for mankind. My only problem is with those who claim to follow
Since we are certain that you agree that the Lord is
not at fault, then we should look further into what He does for His
3. Proof is
available to you
There is a
problem with the Proof.
The Proof does not come as evidence BEFORE Salvation. It
comes as fact AFTER Salvation. The Proof is obtained by first
extending oneself by faith. But once Salvation is received,
faith is no longer necessary for the proof. Proof is a fact, proven
by the experience of a
I promised you Proof
The best I could, I have shown you what Proof of Salvation is
about. This is not all of it. It is not the majority of
it. It is not even explained very well. Please excuse my
ineptness. But, this is the proof the Bible promises. It is
experienced by those who are truly saved.
Now, back to our original premise
question is now, "Don't you want to SEE it?"
You may have missed
I am not asking you to be
I am not asking you to believe in Salvation.
I am not asking you to have faith in Salvation.
I am not asking you to be religious.
I am not asking you to change religion.
I am not asking you to come to my church, synagogue, mosque or temple.
I am asking you just to SEE what it
takes to be
What would it hurt to SEE it? From your point of view, a lot
may or may not hang in the balance and the only way you can know for
sure is to just check it out.
Wouldn't this be a good time, while it is just you and your computer
screen? No one else looking. No explanations to make for your