BioStatistics said that I am not supposed to be successful in life. My mother was told when I was 13 years old that would not graduate from high school. My mother was told that would be a convicted felon. Well, because of God’s amazing grace, I am saved. Because I found a new hope in life, I graduated from high school and college. Today, I am Complex Shift Manager for 7 years and been in the poultry industry for 20 years. I am happily married to my wife for 22 years and have 4 children. Today I preach and tell people that Jesus can transform their lives and that there is a hope if they trust Jesus because I am the living proof.
Adamski, if you were die, where would you spend eternity? There is only two places, Heaven or hell. I don't care what Bible you believe because all Bibles will tell you where you are going to spend eternity. You are searching for an answer but my question to you, where will you spend eternity? You only have two options: heaven or hell. If you believe the Bible then John 3:16 ask the question and has the answer to the question I asked you.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Adamski, have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If not, I would like to show you in Scripture how can be saved and know for sure you will spend eternity in Heaven.
First of all, Paul was called an apostle. Do you know the qualifications to be an apostle? To be an apostle you had to witness Jesus and his miraculous signs. Paul fulfilled this qualification on the road to Damascus when he encountered Jesus. Paul accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. That in and of itself was a miracle. Why? Because Paul persecuted the Christians and put them to death.
Acts 13:2 - As they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work I have called them to.”
1 Corinthians 15: 8-11 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
Second of all, I do not doubt the Word of God. These 66 books are inspired by God and He used prophets and men fulfilled with the Holy Spirit of God.
2 Peter 1:20-21 20 Knowing this first that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Timothy 3:16 says ALL Scripture is God breathe, He inspired the words on each page of the Bible. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Don't get caught in the devil's trap of speculation and questioning what books of Bible is God's Word. This is how the devil works by casting the seed of doubt and deception. I believe the Bible the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation to be God's Word, it is His Facebook to us and the words on the pages are His breathe.
My life before Christ I was brought up in a Baptist church and Sunday school. I was a juvenile delinquent and at the age twelve, I was expelled from school and spent six months in a state juvenile detention center. I was a runaway from home and in trouble with the law.
How I Became a Christian At the age of nine, I made a profession of faith but I did not understand it but I went to alter because my friends went to alter. Youth camp 1982, my associate pastor was asking how I became a Christian. I told him the story. He kept questioning me how I know. I got a little upset with him. Youth camp 1983, Wednesday night chapel service on August 8th, the preacher preached a message on Demas and used Matthew 6:24. He challenged the youth that night, “Are you going to live for the world and the devil? On the other hand, are you going to serve God and give your life to Christ? You are at a fork in the road, what direction are you going to take?” I realized I had to make a decision and went forward during the invitation. The associate pastor guided me through the Scriptures and the sinner’s prayer. I was baptized that Sunday night.
How Christ Changed my Life James 4:14 is a verse of challenge, comfort, and peace of understanding to me. When I was thirteen years old, I was still getting into trouble at school. One January day I ran out of school and came home to find my father waiting for me. My teacher called the house and filled my father in on what happen at school. My father gave me lectures on what are you going to do with your life. Those are the only words I remember from the lecture. Two weeks later, my father was killed in the line of duty. After I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, God was pressing upon my heart to surrender to the Gospel Ministry. I first told the Lord I could not preach because I could not write or speak English properly. God just wanted me, took care of that problem, and provided the tools I needed. Just like God did when Moses said he did not have eloquent speech, God gave him Aaron to be his spoke person. Jesus took a boy who was on a road to be a convicted felon and when the school system said there was no hope for David, Jesus gave him hope and transformed his life. Today I preach and tell people that Jesus can transform their lives and that there is a hope if they trust Jesus because I am the living proof.
I am married to my wife of 22 years and I have 4 children. I have a daughter who is in her second year at a Christian college. My oldest son graduated from high school in 2012 and recently came back from a mission trip to Haiti. My other two sons are still in school. I have been in the poultry industry for over 20 years and in management for 15 years. My family and I attend Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany GA. I teach Sunday school, sing in the choir, and help out in various ministries in the church.
Pastor Dartt went heaven on November 1, 2012. He was 13 days shy of his 87th birthday. I had the privileged to attend the funeral Monday November 5, 2012. Pastor Dartt and his wife Pat celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on January 12, 2012. You view the obituary at www.cottenfuneralhome.com
This is what i posted on Facebook and the family had it read during the funeral. I know the family will not mind me posting here on this forum.
This past week America lost one of their heroes who fought for our freedom today. This past week we lost a great man of God who influenced thousands of people for the cause of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This past week we lost a preacher who preached the Word of God without apologies. He preached the Word of God whether it was convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching (2 Tim. 4:2).
Pastor Dartt was my first pastor who made an impact on my life as a youth growing up in church. Pastor Dartt was there for our family when my father was killed. He preached a funeral message in zero degree temperatures as hundreds of NY State corrections officers were standing outside in the parking lot. Pastor Dartt became a father figure to me and gave advice about my personal hygiene. I could go to Pastor Dartt for advice even though it was not what I wanted to hear but it was what I needed to hear. I will always remember Pastor Dartt’s prayer ministry. He was a praying man who walked around the parking lot in the spring and summer and the auditorium during the fall and winter. He believed in prayer and was always talking to His Heavenly Father. Pastor Dartt made a great impact on my life to which I am in debt to him because of his love and compassion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Awarded for actions during the World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Private Clifford Ronald Dartt (MCSN: 941764), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving as a Browning Automatic Rifleman of Company G, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu, Palau Islands, on 9 October 1944. Courageously working his way up the side of a steep enemy-held hill, Private Dartt succeeded in reaching the top of this strong fortification before any of his comrades and, immediately engaging twenty of the Japanese who were entrenched on the reverse slope, fired his weapon until an intense automatic barrage wounded him and knocked him twenty yards down the side of the ridge. Although severely burned when another bullet exploded a phosphorus grenade on his belt and ignited the ammunition pouch, he bravely proceeded a second time to the top of the ridge and, finding that a hostile bullet had jammed his weapon, tirelessly continued in his attempt to repair the gun until wounded a second time. His outstanding courage, devotion to duty and valiant perseverance were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: SPOT AWARD, Fleet Marine Force Pacific: Serial 00436
Action Date: October 9, 1944
Service: Marine Corps
Company: Company G
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 5th Marines
Division: 1st Marine Division