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Summer 2024 Testimonies 4: Angela Moore

Summer 2024 Testimonies 4: Angela Moore

Hello! My name is Angela Moore and I am from Hickory, North Carolina. Growing up in a Christian home, I tended to lose sight of the realness and importance of salvation. I was told and shown that God, in His Word, states, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). So, there was no doubt in my mind that I was a sinner. The issue was that I didn’t care.

Salvation was not a priority for me. I would be concerned every so often, but it never stayed with me. I didn’t start caring until a close friend, who is younger than me, professed to be saved. Then, when my closest friend told her testimony at a Seed Sowers event, I very much wanted to settle the matter. When she told how she got saved, it was the first time I truly felt separated from my family and friends. I really understood that I was not going to be in heaven with them.

A couple of days later, a series of gospel meetings was beginning. I had sort of forgotten about my concern, but it still lingered in the back of my mind. The second night of the series, I was sitting silently with my friend who had given her testimony, waiting for the meeting to begin. I took a glance around the room and noticed that the row behind me was filled with my family members—my mother, sister, and two cousins. The thought popped into my mind that all these people around me were saved, even some at the young age of four. I was 13—why wasn’t I saved? 

Meeting ended and I wanted salvation. I went home and read countless verses, many of which I had memorized in Sunday School. I was reading and praying so earnestly, but I was getting frustrated because NOTHING was happening. I closed my Bible and sat there, silent and helpless. I was trying to believe instead of just believing. I then remembered what someone had said to me during the Seed Sowers: “You know, we hand out these texts, but do we ever actually read them?” The verse on our text was Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” I read those last four words over and over again, “Christ died for us.” It was true! I finally just believed it. In that moment, there was an appreciation for those words that I had never experienced before. I understood that it wasn’t about me. It was all about Christ. Christ died; Christ did the work; Christ is the one who saves. That is genuinely it! I stopped thinking about me and the “believing” I had to do. It was a simple, quiet moment in which I first understood who Christ truly is. He is the Savior. He is MY Savior. 

Naturally, I immediately doubted. This is something I’ve known my whole life, so it can’t be that easy, right? I opened my Bible again and the first verse I saw was John 5:24: “He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life.” These words were in red, meaning it was Jesus who said them. That was it! God was granting me the exact confirmation I was looking for. He immediately assured me of the simplicity of His gospel. 

God has made it so easy, yet we as humans complicate everything. Salvation is believing that what God says is true. We don’t have to overthink it. God says, “Believe,” so what do we need to do? Believe! Salvation is not a feeling, but the simple acceptance of the fact that Christ died for me—for you.

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