I, Robert Wayne Moore, have the confidence that if I were to die today, I would spend eternity in Heaven. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life.” I John 5:13
If I were to die today and stand before God and He were to say to me, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” I would respond:
Jesus Christ paid the penalty for my sin through his death on the cross. I know that every single person has been born into sin, and sin is a crime against God who is perfectly holy. There is nothing good in me to offer to God. Jesus Christ gave Himself as the sacrifice to save me from God’s eternal wrath. By His grace, I am delivered from death. When I placed all my faith and confidence in Christ, I was born again – brought to new life with the Holy Spirit of God dwelling in me! God has raised Jesus from the dead, and Jesus is Lord.As best I recall, this took place when I was a child in Tucson, Arizona. When I think about this important event, I remember:
…being raised in a Godly home by parents who were faithful to our local church. When the gospel was explained to me as a child, I knew I needed Christ. I remember learning to love God as my heavenly Father at an early age.Since I received Christ, I can see God’s hand at work changing me and equipping me for His service in the following ways:
As a young person, God gave me a desire to worship and praise Him. Being called into Christian ministry is a thrill, and I want to see the nations praise Him! With the psalmist, I can say, “sing to the Lord, all the earth” (Psalm 96:1)
God’s hand in my life equips me to love my wife and to faithfully train my children to obey His Word.I was scripturally baptized by my childhood pastor, Virgil Jones, at Flowing Wells Assembly of God, Tucson, Arizona, in 1968. He was a gentle man of God whose influence the Lord used to bring me to Christ. I am also grateful for the influence of my mother, whose godliness I will never forget, and my grandmother, who bowed her knees to pray for me every day of my life.