Thursday, July 07, 2011

Turned out it was true after all

Bob Williamson killed his pet rabbit when he was five. His parents took him to church, but the church was full of hypocrisy, so he didn't go any more.

At 15, he was an alcoholic. At 17, he was a drug addict. When he was 18, he was diagnosed as an incurable sociopath, without a conscience.

He practised witchcraft.

In hospital after a road accident which nearly killed him, he became friendly with a nurse, who gave him her own copy of the Bible. He read about Jesus, who he found was nothing like he had thought. He continued to read until he came to Phil 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

When he read that he slammed the book shut and called for the nurse.

"Your Bible is nothing but a lie," he told her. "I am a hardcore drug addict and less than two per cent of whoever puts a needle in their arm ever gets out of that alive. I had all kinds of friends die. I've seen people commit suicide, including my brother."

The nurse put her hands on her hips and told him: "Jesus is God and He can do anything He wants to do, and He can change your sorry tale."

Well, the nurse won the argument. Williamson never touched drugs or alcohol again and became a multimillion-dollar businessman.

Read the story in the Christian Post for yourself. It will do you good. You can do it right now by clicking here.