Originally Posted by pelathais
I'm just wondering, based upon something you said in another thread about "full salvation" and the Fundamental Doctrine of the UPC. How would you advise an Apostolic Pentecostal to approach people like David Wilkerson who have argued against baptism in Jesus' name and the Oneness of God?
I would approach him with the love of God shed abroad in my heart by the
There is a Bro. Mike B. on this forum who gave his testimony of how God led
him through many paths before he came to full salvation.
I heard years ago that David Wilkerson was no longer A of G. He has a mini-
stry on Times Square in New York among the down and out. Druggies, etc.,
etc. He pastors Times Square Church, and they have many outreaches to
the homeless, etc. etc.
Look at Saul of Tarsus. He persecuted the church but God knocked him off
his high horse on the Damascus road. Blinded him and then opened his eyes.
Is anything too hard for the LORD!
A few years ago I came in contact with an 88 yr. old retired Church of Christ
minister. He was the same age of my late father. I ordered some of his books
he offered free, but I sent a good donation to make friends. He lost his wife
and from time to time I would call him and order a little something to keep in
contact with him. He seemed so kind and had a gentle soft voice that remind-
ed me of Dad.
One day we were talking on the phone and he told me that when he was
growing up, his mother was a very strict member of the Church of Christ and
was so hard and set in her ways and anyone that wasn't just like them were
not saved. He said that it bothered him. So much so that he did not desire to
be so dogmatic and had endeavored to keep an open heart to at least be will-
ing to listen to people of other persuasions.
His conclusion was after 88 yrs. old was that, and his exact words were this,
"Nancy, the Baptists are not wrong about everything. The Pentecostals
are not wrong about everything, and the Church of Christ is not right
I learned something by listening to that elderly wise
man that day. I learned that others are not always wrong about everything.
Just because at one time some people were SO against full salvation, does-
n't mean they will always be. God can and will open blinded eyes if people are
willing to see!
I once was lost, but now I'm found, was blind, but now I see!! Thank You,
Lord God for Your Amazing Grace!