Everyone likes a good story. All of us have benefited from Christian biographies. Hopefully we are the faithful Christians about whom future generations will talk. Reconstructionists have at times been called bookish, pugnacious, cold, arrogant. After all, knowledge does puff up! But nothing humbles and bring us back to the foot of the cross like sharing the story of the depths from which God has delivered us. And nothing should renew our ardor like fixing our eyes on our high calling in Christ Jesus, and what lies ahead. In addition, being familiar with the story of our brothers and sisters will assist and spur us on to pray for them in love. This is a production of Reconstructionist Radio.
Alan Maricle was raised in a United Methodist church. He was afraid of men but wasn’t afraid to ask the big questions, and as a result was enslaved in atheism, despair, bitterness, and filth. But God, who is rich in mercy, showed him kindness and turned him from darkness to light, and freed him from the fear of man to become an abolitionist, apologist, and street preacher.
I started out as a kid in a large Catholic family and wasted my first twenty-five years on aimless pursuits. Then my eyes, ears, and brain matter were opened to undeserved saving grace, and not long after that a new life would enter my heart. But wait, there’s more! Add years of dispensational aimlessness, yet more years rejecting that but without an answer to it, finally in my ’50s finding faith in a King that rules over every aspect of life in Heaven and on Earth here, now, and going forward, and a once aimless life now has purpose and direction.
This story scratches the surface, with the intent to keep it short and family-friendly. Mature minds will fill in the details, or feel free to contact me with comments or questions. All glory to God.
A classically drunken sailor, always itching for a fight, encounters the living Christ. Raised as a clean, well-mannered church boy, he hid dark secrets while claiming to be a Christian. Then Jesus showed up, broke off his chains, and changed his uniform, enlisting him in a different, militant force.
Testimony of Jack Campbell
I started as a depressed kid and went downhill from there until I found myself at the very gutter of religious Satanism. But God was gracious to me and dragged me to the cross of His Son. And I went downhill from there again, this time into compromise and fornication. But God was gracious to me again and dragged me out of it. And I went downhill again, trying to be good enough to be saved. But God was gracious to me and has been dragging me ever since, closer and closer to His glorious truth and to greater faithfulness. I could be rightly awarded the Professional Against-the-Goads-Kicker Award, but my heavenly Father loves me faithfully, and therefore I am, by the grace of God, Kingdom-Driven.
Raised in a godly home and church, Jason Sanchez had a good foundation to build upon, instead through his rebellion he chose to wander in the desert, just as the children of Israel did. He pursued his idols until God crushed each and every one. The long-suffering of God is displayed in the life of this Once Dead, but now by God’s grace, Kingdom-Driven, ambassador of the King.