The African American Guide to the Bible

The African American Guide to the Bible

by Dr. H.C. Felder

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ISBN-13: 9781641140072
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 687,560
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

My parents made me go to church every Sunday when I was a child. Of course, I heard the name Jesus when I was growing up. That name was common. But it was just that—a name. Jesus was a man that lived a long time ago. He was important, I just was not sure why. In fact, I remember very little of those Sundays. One thing I do remember very clearly is an incident that occurred one morning while sitting in Mrs. Young’s Sunday school class. I was acting up as usual when she walked up to me and pointed her old bony finger in my face and said, “If you sin, you are going to hell.” I figured why bother, I might as well burst hell wide open.
That was the beginning of my downward spiral. I drifted further away from God toward a life style of rebellion and debauchery. My teenage years were a blur of marijuana and alcohol. I remember being hospitalized for three days as a teenager for alcohol poisoning. A stranger actually found me literally lying in the gutter. He lifted me out of the gutter and took me home. My parents sent me away to Georgia to live with my grandparents for my last two years of high school in an attempt to remove me from my negative influences.
After graduating high school and returning back home to DC, I remember stealing my brother Benjamin’s car when I was around nineteen. He only had the car for three days when I stole his keys and decided to drive from Washington DC to New York on a tank of gas and a case of beer. I never made it out of DC before wrecking the car in an accident that surely should have killed me.
Soon afterward, I joined the navy and saw the world. As a young man in Asia I participated in every type of vice I could conceive. I became an alcoholic and, worse, a professing atheist. I not only turned away from God, but I was openly hostile to anything Christian. My alcoholism increased as well as my insatiable appetite for sin.
It was many years later after leaving the navy that a young lady invited me to church. I went not because I wanted anything to do with church but because I wanted something to do with her. That was the night that my whole life came to a head. While sitting in that service, I experienced the power of God. That very night, October 3, 1997, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. My life has never been the same since. God delivered me from alcoholism by removing my desire to drink.

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