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The Adams

Out of Control: The Adam's Testimony

Jeff and Amanda Adams Personal Testimony

The whole thing sounded too good to be true, at least that's what Amanda Adams thought. How could one's salvation and eternal life be free? "For the wages of sin are death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) As she read it aloud, she could hardly believe this could be true, because she had been trying to attain perfection by following the commands of the Mormon Church-a futile effort.

Raised in a large family, Amanda's mother's family had been Mormon for several generations. Her father was raised in a Methodist church, but converted after marrying her mother. Amanda's Mormon heritage was deep and she was very proud of it. Her sisters were married to former Mormon missionaries, and her brother was a missionary. Amanda even held many positions of leadership in the church.

As a teenager, Amanda began dating Jeff, a non-Mormon. As her affection grew for Jeff, so did her determination to convert Jeff to Mormonism. And even though she was attending a Baptist college and her relationship with Jeff grew deeper, she remained strong in her Mormon faith. She really believed that Jeff would convert to Mormonism if he just read the Book of Mormon and prayed sincerely.

"Thankfully, Jeff wisely armed himself with information and documentation from Watchman Fellowship," remembers Amanda. She was not prepared for the spiritual struggle Jeff presented. The questions he asked were very difficult for Amanda to answer using Mormon scripture and logic, and her foundation began to shake.

After attending a Watchman Fellowship seminar, viewing a film exposing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a cult, the seed of doubt was planted. Amanda discussed the differences between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity with Watchman Fellowship's Craig Branch and soon realized that Mormonism was a false doctrine. Amada said, "I placed my faith in the real Jesus Christ alone for my salvation. I accepted His free gift of eternal life."

Today, Jeff and Amanda are married with three children. One of her brothers has left the Mormon Church and has committed his life to Jesus Christ. They continue to pray for the rest of Amanda's family.

This article was excerpted from the November 1998 Vantage Point.

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