Salvation transforms

Scripture references

2 Corinthians 5:16–17 (ASV 1901)

16Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more. 17Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.

Galatians 6:15 (ASV 1901)

15For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Stories

Ah Tong was desperate to get off drugs. When he asked Poon Siu Jeh for help, Poon introduced him to Jesus and to some men who had been in jail with Ah Tong but are now believers in Jesus. Ah Tong accepted Jesus after listening to their story, he received deliverance, peace, joy and smiled like never before.
To his family, Song-To was nothing but a huge source of disgrace, and to his city; a notorious evil doer. But a new man was born when Song-To surrendered to Jesus, the evident reformation in his life caused his neighbors and many more to seek the Lord.
After several years of refusing to accept the Lord Jesus as his savior, D. E. Hoste surrendered in a meeting where D. L. Moody preached. So long opposed to Christ, he became as fierce a proponent, pledging to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
De Shazer had a bad attitude before his conversion. After his conversion, he changed so visibly that both his fellow inmates and prison guards noticed it.
Evelyne lived a reckless and godless life, and eventually got stricken with a terminal disease; she spent weeks in coma, the doctors gave her up; for she was already at death's door. But as Rabi Maharaj led Evelyne to Christ on her sick bed, to the utter disbelief of doctors and everyone else, she also found total healing for her body.
Mina Nevisa was an Iranian Muslim who gave her life to Jesus Christ. Here, she shares of the deep joy and relief that accepting Christ brought her. And now filled the Holy Spirit, she excitedly, told all who listened about this wonderful Jesus she had met.
Rachael was a life was a complete mess; she was atheist, suicidal and nursed plans to walk away from her family - her husband and their only son. Life for her had no meaning, until she accepted Christ - the smallest things were now charged with meaning - for His salvation had wrought in her a great transformation.
A troublemaker who introduces children on the street to crack and prostitution accept Christ and the change in him is described.
Roberta with history of drug addiction turns to God and joins the choir that used to irritate her.
David Wilkerson gave his life to Christ as a young person at a Christian camp. From that night onward, a fire for God burned in his soul. While his peers were playing, he was praying; while they were watching movies, he was seeking God or reading the Bible.
Miss Nyi met a woman who was suffering from opium addiction. Through gentle care and prayer, the woman accepted the Lord Jesus, was healed completely, and went on to live as a devoted follower of Jesus declaring her testimony to all.
A Christian friend invited Heather Mercer to a concert at her church. While there, Heather reflected afresh on the story of Jesus. Heather made a commitment that night, and her life began to change. To her, Jesus became "my center. He became my vision and my purpose."
While in prison, Esther Chang yielded fully to God; allowing her light shine so well that she won many prisoners to Christ. And as a result of their new life in Christ, strife and disloyalty was replaced with great love for one another. So great was this new love and increasing unity among the prisoners that the prison authorities felt threatened.
Tired of trying in vain to break his addiction to marijuana, Ralph resolved to take his own life. But as he stood atop a building, about to end his life, the sound of singing from a nearby church interrupts him - and eventually, he steps down from his perch and walks into the church where his life changes forever.