OF THOMAS LOFTUS
- MAY 6 /
living in sin. Then there came a time when I began to
read the (bible) word of God, I felt convicted. It was
during this time that I really knew for certain that I
was surely a sinner.......John 16: 8.
I later repented of my sins and became a christian. I
prayed to God for forgiveness and believing that he is
merciful, believed that he forgave me of my sins. it was
then that I began to attend a church service each Sunday
for some time....Romans 10: 10.
Later on however, I backslid. As a result of this
I became foolish and things never went well for me in
life. I later attended a Baptist Church for about ten
months and I was living in sin at the same time, I was
surely a prodigal, wilfully lost in sin.
There wasn't much warning about the consequences of sin
in the church I was attending especially 'known'
sin. However, I was still responsible for my own actions, I am
aware of this fully and so we all should be....2
Corinthians 5: 9-11, 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11.
The lord was merciful to me in a big way, in giving me a
shepherd/pastor who has a heart for God. I met Pastor
Paul Sheehan on the streets of Brisbane City. He handed
me some literature one day and the message was surely
good. This message was (So Jesus) filled with correction and
warning, exactly what I needed....Luke 13: 1-5, Romans
I believe that God has provided this man to give me
understanding and true knowledge of his word. Paul has
done well in remaining loyal to God and continuously
preaching the unadulterated truth of the bible despite
his many adversaries.......John 1: 7-9...selah.
I no longer attend the Baptist Church Organisation.
I did not belong there neither was I ever in full
agreeance with their doctrine, I have forsaken their
teaching and moved on.I have since been water-baptised
by Pastor Sheehan and joined with JTCM. (Baptised by
full submersion into the Christ/Jesus)....click.
The message of JTCM Australia is simple, powerful and
truthful. I have repented of my previous
backslidings and willful sinfulness, I have also learnt
that christians need to give up living for the things of
this present world if they intend on being saved from
eternal hell...2 Corinthians 5: 15.
We all need to follow the lord Jesus Christ and be
obedient to his word, always giving ear to his wonderful
teachings. In a nutshell, 'I have fallen in love with
lord Jesus Christ' and long to read his word daily,
meditating in it and willingly doing it, which is highly
important, up to the light, knowledge I have.
Due to honest people, it has been made clear to
me that there are many organisations calling themselves
'churches' and even christian who preach lies to large
assemblies. These are basically thieves, rich in
material goods only but what are they going to do in the
end? A type of 'Nigerian - Money - Scammers',
clothed with religious garb and positive lingo, wolves
in sheep's clothing.
I prefer to hear the absolute truth (of) about lord Jesus
Christ, and this, I and others certainly receive at the
quality services of JTCM Australia, a little (remnant)
flock indeed...Matthew 7: 13, 14.
Because of (the truth in) these services, I have departed from known
sin, grown as a servant and disciple of Jesus and my
faith has gone out to many people...1 Thessalonians 1:8.
Although I rejoice I still must remain humble and
cautious, enduring to the very end that I may be counted
worthy by him/Lord Jesus Christ.......Luke 21: 36,
Hebrews 3: 12-15.
- The glory belongs to lord
Brother Thomas Loftus
PS.....Good works/deeds, are good but 'first' works
must be first and it is this attitude that
(ultimately) pleases lord Jesus Christ
ref/Revelation 2: 5, Luke 6: 46, Titus 1:16 .....click.