Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast.
The BOLD Christian is currently a company of one, me. My name is Joe Austin. I was born in August 1969, married in 1991, have four wonderful children and am a servant of God, through Jesus Christ. I am continually working on having a bold Christian life that pleases God, in some way, every single day.
I feel that I always have been, a Christian, but the official year of my becoming one was in 1996. I remember fervently praying for Jesus to forgive me and to intervene in my life. Just as he promised in …
Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Well, the process was slow and steady, but it was always moving forward and my relationship with him continued to get deeper. Were there bumps in the road? Yes there were and still are. If you are interested, you can find out more about them in my personal story and our ongoing trial.
Several years ago now, I attended a Bible study, for the first time. This experience has had a tremendous impact on my understanding of God and what he is really looking for in me and you. This ignited a burning desire to ratify my beliefs by digging in to other Christian based books and websites, in addition to the Bible, which I believe is the direct and inerrant WORD of God.
The Bible study also generated a TON of new questions, regarding the likes of Evolution, other Religions, Original Sin, Why bad things happen to good people and many, many more, of which I will be writing articles about.
I absolutely have a looooong way to go yet, but I feel that God has fed me well and now wants me to share my knowledge with the world. I am learning every day and always will be, but there comes a time, when you are the one that needs to feed others. That time has come for me.
I hope that you will join me, wherever you are in your walk, so that together we can learn from each other and grow in love for our Savior, Jesus Christ.
The entire website is devoted to this one scripture, because without it, Christianity is JUST another religion. It is so much more than that!