Updated: Dec 8, 2018
I grew up Holiness Pentecostal, then became dutch reformed (Calvinist) and, if you haven't figured it out yet by my blog, I am now Lutheran. However, being raised holiness pentecostal, well that meant a lot of Law and not much grace. Growing up I could remember that women weren’t to put on make-up and if we went up to the church’s camp, girls could not wear pants. It was strict and legalistic. However, that is where I learned to tell others of Jesus and the Gospel and so for that I’m grateful. I’m also grateful that it was at Camp where I learned 1 John 1:9 & 10.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (ESV)
It would be those verses that the Spirit of God would use in September 1986 to convince, convict and convert me. So, why am I highlighting December 6th of that year? Well, that’s my baptismal birthday.
This year, the promises of God through the waters of baptism have come to mean a lot to me. You may have noticed that I’ve written