Present-day evangelicals and, in my experience, Southern Baptists in particular, seem to be focused very much on their personal pasts. When someone asks about your testimony what they really want to know is about the time you got saved. It’s all about when you got saved.
To be honest with you I am not sure when I “got saved,” but I am confident within myself it was on or before August 11, 1983, when I first publicly professed faith in Jesus Christ. One week later I was baptized in the old Hickory Grove Baptist Church chapel. But I don’t remember there ever being a time when I didn’t believe in Jesus, so it very well could have been before this that I “got saved.” Continue reading