Each Monday, for a number of weeks, someone from around the world shares the story of how they heard the gospel and trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. This week’s contributor is Tim Donahue, who was born in Chicago and now lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife, Anna. They have three grown sons and eight grandchildren. Tim is retired, but is very active at Northwest Gospel Hall, where he is in fellowship.
I’m here to testify that, like Nicodemus of old, it is entirely possible to have all kinds of religion without having God’s salvation.
I was born on a cold January night in 1956 on the South side of Chicago. My parents were very religious and made sure that all nine of us kids attended church services and were educated in private religious schools. This formed a rock-solid foundation for believing in a triune God and the Bible as the source of truth.
Unfortunately, this religious system also led me to believe that because of my religious activities I would eventually end up in Paradise. Many of my friends and loved ones are still under this false assumption.READ MORE