Testimony of Bryan Moore

While standing in line to register at San Diego State University, I

was approached by several people with surveys and questionnaires. One

of them asked me, not for what they could sell me, but what did I call

myself? I checked the box marked Christian, then realized that I needed

to know more about Jesus. Another student shared the gospel with me in

a way I had not heard with my church background, making me realize that

my responsibility to God was direct and individual, not an automatic

part of being born in the States, or going to church on Sunday. I asked

Jesus to come in and take over, and make me the kind of person He

wanted me to be. Immediately I felt a compassion where I had previously

held a grudge. Forgiveness flowed through me as quickly as I knew I was

forgiven. Patience replaced restlessness.

All was not so easy, however. My mediocre grades became polarized.

My C's became A's and Incompletes! I spent long hours helping

computerize our outreach effort involving 180 contributing students in

a dozen specific ministry efforts during 1980. I spent hours memorizing

the Bible, then let some of my studies lapse, while getting A's in

others. Somehow, I had come to saving faith, but had not found balance.

Some teaching going around made me think it was wrong to be affluent,

for example. Since good grades could be a form of affluence, it was

even said (of those whose weren't so hot), "Oh well, they're gonna burn

anyway." What a wrong attitude!

When my old '72 Pinto broke down, my boss let me have his Mercedes

450SL for a couple of months, rather than take my time away from work

to fix my car! Things eventually got so rough for our struggling

company that in addition to selling his house, my boss had to sell that

car, too. Eventually, though, in spite of my prayers for God to take

away the company so I could pursue "full time Christian work," God

prospered our efforts. I remember a telephone prayer request while I

was in New York to friends in San Diego being miraculously answered,

impressing a man who became a very key employee. Eventually our company

merged with a larger company, giving me the equivalent of 25 years

salary in one transaction! The decisions I faced caused me to question

my "gonna burn" attitude. Together with the earlier counsel of some

staff at Campus Crusade for Christ headquarters, they made me realize

that wealth is nothing more and nothing less than another commodity,

another tool which may be used by those ignorant of God, or, if

properly spent, to bring Him glory.

I have found the scripture to be relevant in every area of life, and

have committed myself to the cause of Christian Reconstruction of this

country. I believe that the Gospel regenerates first, man's heart,

then, anything in which regenerate man is involved. No government,

education, or other institution is a lost cause that is not reached by

the saving power of Christ. He has not called us to abandon our

possessions, but to submit them to the authority of God rather than to

man. Let us look to His word and see what He would have each of us do

with what He has entrusted to us! First, our own souls and lives, then,

our community, our country, and the world!

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