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posted ago by Deemike ago by Deemike +1748 / -8

Both of us right leaning, but me more so, especially since being a recent left leaning. Anyways, smoking cigars and drinking some whiskey or beer a few times a month, when conversation turned to faith, I just remained steady despite his jokes. I’d just turn it to back to politics or share some memes when it got under my skin, nothing major.

His daughter wanted to come to church for Youth Group on Wednesdays, he figured why not. So I’d occasionally pick her up and take her along with my daughter. Then she asked to come on Sundays, he came once or twice then stopped, but she persisted and I just remained steady to push when he asked or needed.

COVID and lockdowns took a toll on him, then being threatened with the loss of his job if he took the jab. He kept asking, I kept just bringing him to church. Over the last two months he became a regular lurker and today he went all in.

Not asking for kudos or upvotes, just wanted to share. It’s a minor accomplishment for many, but if I’m right about this whole Jesus thing and I just saved a brother, then it might be one of the best things I’ve ever done in this realm. Hopefully, some of you are like me and have a lurker-type, and my success encourages you to keep that steady strain and save another.

Good night, pedes!

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pray4peace4 43 points ago +43 / -0

Well done, faithful servant of CHRIST.

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deleted 26 points ago +26 / -0
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Dedcatsk8r 7 points ago +7 / -0

And 3:17! As important as 16!

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content-alphabet 6 points ago +6 / -0

From the Bible

John 3:16 (NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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NvJohansson 1 point ago +1 / -0

So, no green caps?

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el-y0y0s 6 points ago +7 / -1

A John Deer 316 Garden Tractor would have made mowing much easier in the land of Canaan.

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Nomolies 22 points ago +22 / -0

Bless you, Pede. I’m happy for your friend who has found salvation in Christ!

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Dedcatsk8r 10 points ago +10 / -0

Amen. He gets it!(salvation)

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JesusMaga 2 points ago +2 / -0

Salvation has been brought down

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KgbHrybmOX8

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sciencebeforegod 20 points ago +20 / -0

Luke 15:7 - I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

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Dedcatsk8r 4 points ago +4 / -0

Amen!

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hondo1 17 points ago +17 / -0

Amazing story - great work! You really changed his life.

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Dedcatsk8r 5 points ago +6 / -1

No God doi g that,hes just the worker for the harvest,APAGTG

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hondo1 3 points ago +3 / -0

You're right, but his obedience in this instance is admirable

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BasedPresby 14 points ago +14 / -0

Makes my evening. What a great way to end the Lord's Day.

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BillPigg 14 points ago +14 / -0

When all is said and done, you’ve done the best thing a man can do in this life besides being a good father.

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PerchingEagle 12 points ago +12 / -0

Thank you, Christian patriot.

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lawlady1776 12 points ago +12 / -0

Well done Fren. May I highly recommend the series "The Chosen" for him and any others here.

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Election_Quotes 3 points ago +3 / -0

Seconding that in a big way. Christian message with worldly production values, meaning it’s a great watch for both faith and entertainment purposes.

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lawlady1776 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's soooo good and well produced and touching. I don't cry at movies. Some of these scenes are so relatable and real world..like you said. It's an amazing production of Jesus's life and his day to day interactions. I love it.

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Pederella 12 points ago +12 / -0

No small thing. Your steadfastness helped him come to the Lord. That in turn will impact other lives.

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anon09 10 points ago +10 / -0

solid

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swift_water 10 points ago +10 / -0

I got a few lurkers. I enjoy the opportunity for edification. It's important. And we could all use more of it.

The angels rejoice when a lost sheep is brought home.

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notCIA 5 points ago +5 / -0

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

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ThisIsHowItStarts 10 points ago +10 / -0

That is fantastic news, and the best news ever. Yes you did you have a good thing. You’re stuck to your faith, you showed your friend who Christ really was, and he saw that in you, and through the word by hearing it at church. Praise God! Great news

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prayinpede 10 points ago +10 / -0

Nah pede, its a major accomplishment. This reminds me of a St. Francis of Assisi "preach the Gospel always, use words when necessary."

You did good pede and responded to the ridicule/jabs perfectly. God bless you

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GhostofPatrickHenry 9 points ago +9 / -0

Good job brother.

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Kyro5411 8 points ago +8 / -0

Your title makes it sound like your friend died and you were happy about it. Glad I read the whole thing.

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notCIA 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hopefully, he has died and was born again!

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kmillz 8 points ago +9 / -1

This story makes me happy even as someone who is not of faith. I hope you are right about the whole Jesus thing too brother. I've been at peace with my lack of faith for a long time but a small part of me still has hope that I am wrong. Maybe one day I will be in your friends shoes.

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ThisIsHowItStarts 12 points ago +12 / -0

There’s no better day than today

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Election_Quotes 4 points ago +4 / -0

I think the big realisation for many comes when they recognise that the same powers preaching the lies of the covid cult, abortion, and global warming are the same ones telling you that faith in Jesus should be mocked. Those powers at the top believe in Him too of course... but they are batting for the other side.

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kmillz 5 points ago +5 / -0

Well that's the biggest one I'm grappling with. They've been wrong about literally everything.

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swift_water 1 point ago +1 / -0

When you read up on the ruling classes doctrines, the masonic and luciferian, they openly admit that Christians and Luciferians are the two groups on Earth that are closest to understanding the truth.

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Ponysoldierpatriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

The truth is the truth. You can fight it but eventually you will learn that. I just pray for your sake, it happens on earth and not after it is too late.

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Gkfraz 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hopefully one day soon, very soon! We never know when our time is up and we meet Him in person. I also don't think think 'the world itself' has much time left.

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pedepie 7 points ago +7 / -0

i recently returned to God after 20+ lost years. Been praying with my 4 year old every night before bed, he is totally into it.  TheDonald/Patriots.win definitely was an influence.

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Election_Quotes 3 points ago +3 / -0

As someone who didn’t walk away, it’s been a faith booster for me too. What’s most remarkable is that the darker is gets, the more people realise they need the light and find their way to/back to God. The enemy is doing God’s work for him.

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notCIA 7 points ago +7 / -0

I found out at my dad's funeral that I'd helped lead my best friend to Christ. We both grew up in Christian homes, but apparently he'd basically gone atheist and just never mentioned it. There was a period where he was around your classic enlightened atheist potheads a lot but when we started seeing each other a lot more I just have this thing where I relate the problems I see around me in the world back to the Bible. He was pretty quite about it but when he introduced himself to my uncle he mentioned that it was me bringing it up around him that really made him reconsider.

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benfordslaw 6 points ago +6 / -0

Jesus is the truth. Evil and Good foces are like magic that can be tapped to - wells of either good or evil. The Holy Spirit is absolutely real and it is fantastic you are spreading the good word.

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crimsonfancy 6 points ago +6 / -0

God bless you, friend! God bless all of you. Thank you for sharing

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Dedcatsk8r 5 points ago +5 / -0

And so let us be good stewards of Gods grace to one another. Peter 4:10 i believe. I go to the HA Clubhouse once a month and sit in the boom boom room and talk Jesus to people whod never hear a bible in their lives(as adults) i say-" be about our Fathers business,feed his flock" god bless you and keep you,make His face shine upon you. In all things may Gods will be done. Amen

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j2daeww 5 points ago +5 / -0

Jew here. Attend catholic mass with wife and family. Faith is important no matter what. Thank you.

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MarkSuckABug 4 points ago +5 / -1

I'm not crying, you're crying.. Praise be to Jesus🙏

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EvensoAmen 4 points ago +4 / -0

Well done. Now disciple him. He needs to learn the Word that it might nourish his soul and sanctify him.

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ThisTrainHasNoBrakes 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hallelujah!

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chiliboy 4 points ago +4 / -0

best thing i’ve read all day

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IBentMyWookie 4 points ago +4 / -0

Praise be His name….

I type this with literal tears in my eyes, as the shit stain I am. But I’m trying to come home, and Bless you for bringing your friend there.

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Election_Quotes 4 points ago +4 / -0

Good thing there’s a parable about prodigal son to tell you how God feels about you when you’re feeling that way about yourself. Hint: running to meet you, and killing the fattened calf in celebration of your homecoming

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IBentMyWookie 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thank you

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side_o_beef 4 points ago +4 / -0

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

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Boruzu 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thank you Lord, amen.

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Yeti2 3 points ago +3 / -0

Awesome!

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RedWhiteandPew 3 points ago +3 / -0

Any day, any way that you can 'red pill' someone into Jesus is a good day.

This is not a one time win though. You have to continue to be an apostle for him, and hopefully others.

His journey is just beginning, just as all of our's is. Support him. Let him support you. We are all brothers in Christ.

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Birdiegirl 3 points ago +3 / -0

Best and most important decision in this life. ALL GLORY TO GOD THE FATHER!

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benfordslaw 3 points ago +4 / -1

Jesus is the truth. Evil and Good forces are like magic that can be tapped to - wells of either good or evil. The Holy Spirit is absolutely real and it is fantastic you are spreading the good word.

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human_centipede 3 points ago +3 / -0

Best day of your year SO FAR - wait until you learn he pays it forward.

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Kek_The_World 3 points ago +3 / -0

So awesome! Thanks for sharing the good news!!!

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iDrankTheCovfefe 3 points ago +4 / -1

This is the best news on this whole forum. I hope more come.

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glevert 3 points ago +3 / -0

<3

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ChanmanMerica 3 points ago +4 / -1

Amen brothers in Christ. May the peace of the Lord which transcends understanding rest on you!

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penguinjay1212 3 points ago +3 / -0

I wanted to give an updoot and say thank you for being a good role model without being too pushy.

I told a woman who was a regular at work that I had found my way back to The Lord, and it seemed to make her day too. And now I see her often and we God Bless each other.

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AmericanJawa 3 points ago +3 / -0

Praise the Lord!

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slickfiddy 3 points ago +3 / -0

Amen brother!

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Chosimbaone 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm really glad I opened this and read it, from the title and not being well versed in Christianity yet, I thought your friend had killed himself and you were celebrating. This is much nicer 😅

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Djonpow 2 points ago +2 / -0

Noice!!!....well done pedes.

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AmericaFloats 2 points ago +2 / -0

CHRIST Claims scalps in this way - well done, you've earned yourself a badge most do not.

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Donald4thewin 2 points ago +2 / -0

God’s work, literally.

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ELDeplorable-O 2 points ago +2 / -0

Youre doing gods work

Much love

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JustInTime2_ 2 points ago +2 / -0

No, this is a major accomplishment for your friend. The angels I. Heaven rejoice when a sinner accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Remember Jesus saves, we only plant seeds.

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Scot 2 points ago +2 / -0

"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

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TheRealBarron_Trump 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's really good advice actually. I have an athiest edgelord friend and I would get so heated when he started his crap. We have the same politics though so I will definitely be sharing some memes if it gets to heated