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Bo Cogbill

Usually when you hear someones testimony of how they came to Christ, it is accompanied with some earth shattering experience; they remember the time, the date, and exactly where they were when they came to the realization that they needed Jesus Christ to spare them from Gods wrath. Every time I heard one of these miraculous stories, it caused me to question the genuineness of my salvation. I always thought that if in fact my faith was real, my testimony was boring. Now I realize that any time a soul cries out for the mercy of God that it is a miracle. 


I became an intellectual believer in the sixth grade. I was baptized with my sister and my dad, becoming a Christian. As I grew up I lived by most of the commandments most of the time, and was considered by everyone who knew me as a great guy. I didnt drink and didnt have sex. I thought that made me a Christian. It wasnt until I got to college that I was confronted with the reality that something drastically wrong with my belief system. I was living my will for my life, not Gods. I was at a party and I was asked if I was a Christian in front of a few people that probably wouldnt have thought that was very cool, and I denied Him. The next few days I felt a sickness in my soul that I have never felt before. I can honestly say that was the most ashamed I had ever been. It shames me to this day that I would ever be embarrassed of someone who sacrificed His life for mine. Something had to change. 


Since then there have been ups and downs, bumps in the road, steps forward and sometimes leaps backwards, but now I long to live for Christ. I dont know when it happened. Maybe it was that night, maybe it was some other night between then and now, but IT happened. I now know that even the smallest sin dams us to hell, but Christ took that sin to the Cross and defeated it in His resurrection. It doesnt matter when or how. What matters is I know I have been pardoned from those sins through faith in Christ Jesus. I am saved. Are you? 

 

Bo Cogbill