Our Identity In God’s Family

Our Identity In God’s Family

by Charles D. Watson
Our Identity In God’s Family

Our Identity In God’s Family

by Charles D. Watson



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In this book, we will consider many deep truths: How we were created in the image of God, but lost that image in a downward spiral of sin and death. How Christ came into the world through an incorruptible seed, so He could be the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. How we were born with a corruptible nature or seed of sin, but how we can be born-again of God's incorruptible seed by the Holy Spirit. How we become conquerors in our Christian walk, overcoming the tribulations and pains of life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016711386
Publisher: Abounding Love Publishers
Publication date: 06/19/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Charles was born in 1945, in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in Copeville, 35 miles north of Dallas. He left Texas for California in 1967, believing that out west promised satisfaction through drugs, sex and rock 'n roll.

In California, he enrolled in college and secured a job, but soon dropped out in exchange for the fast life. He met Charlie Manson and ended up becoming a member of the "Manson Family." He was part of this group for a year. Manson offered a utopia, but in reality he had a destructive worldview, which Charles ended up believing in and acting upon. His participation in the 1969 Manson murders is a part of history that he deeply regrets.

For participation in these crimes, he received the death penalty, but this was overturned in 1972. Charles remained imprisoned with a life sentence. Three years later, Christ came into his heart and called him into the ministry. He began ministry training and co-authored the book, Will You Die For Me? in 1978. This book has touched thousands of prisoners spiritually. He founded the original Abounding Love Ministries in 1980 and became an ordained minister in 1981. He has spent all these years ministering to prisoners and to others around the world.

His website, www.aboundinglove.org, was created in 1997, and has received millions of hits worldwide. In recent years, he wrote the book, Manson's Right Hand Man Speaks Out! to answer the many questions he is still asked in interviews and through letters. His notorious past is a tragedy from any point of view, but for almost four decades, his life has testified to the awesome grace of God.

Charles is a man of peace and character, who shines brightly in a dark place. His identity has shifted from that of a murderer to a child of God. He no longer allows his crime to identify who he is. He sees himself as God sees him — a new creation in Christ.

He rejects "legalistic Christianity," where people are led to believe they can earn their salvation through their own good works, because right standing with God is possible only through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. He lives every day reaching out to unbelievers with the grace of God and prays with believers to understand their awesome inheritance obtained through their union with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
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