Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
How was your Day? Hope you were blessed by God. I had some good conversations today and Sylvia came to receive Christ as her savior. She had seen me before walking around and I had explained the gospel quickly to her twin sister before, Margaret, at light speed. As her friends walked out of the Library, she had to run to meet her sister Margaret. I gave her the booklet I had just gone through. Tall, brown hair, hazel eyes, and looks just like her sister, ha. Anyway, I came around the corner on the second floor by the elevators in the Health Sciences building and she was sitting on the floor and said she’d do a survey with me. It turned out she had been attending a Bible study with her sister with two people from the Church of God. In Chicago at the campus they are a cult group that teaches works salvation through Baptism and a few other things, they have picked out to separate the in crowd from those who are not. The evidence of this is contributed to by the fact that they never told her the gospel, though she had been to numerous Bibles studies with them, since they were too busy telling her to do all the other things that auspiciously saved her. According to Sylvia, not celebrating Christmas on the 25th of December is another one, for reasons I am unsure of they believe if you do, you are going to hell. This pretty much drop kicks every Christian in the west into eternal flames. She and her sister were invited into their church where they basically told them everything they had been raised to believe as Roman Catholics was wrong and sent them to hell. You may not believe in infant Baptism but I have yet to meet a Baptist that believes all Presbyterians are damned. Roman Catholic Baptism is Trinitarian and some Presbyterian Churches actually accept it for membership. I explained to her that the Bible does not require you to confess your sins to a priest, you can confess them directly to God but it does say to confess them to one another. [James 5:16 ] She agreed. They were really uncomfortable going to the Bible study but they wanted to learn things from the Bible and though they had broken it off a few times they had sucked them back in. I invited her to ours and encouraged her to stop going to a group she was uncomfortable with. She said they repeatedly pressure them to come to their church and I said they will not stop doing that as it is their actual goal in having you study the Bible with them. Then she went to meet with her sister to talk about weather she should continue to go. So please pray that her sister and her get out of the Bible study and come to ours, though I think “Church of God” may have turned them off to the idea altogether. After I walked away briefly to allow her time alone with God to pray I gave her a Bible study to read on the deity of Christ and More than a Carpenter.
So thanks for your prayers today if you got a chance. I’d be grateful for your prayers for Sylvia and her sister Margret.
Blessings in Him,