Rooted Testimonies: Jeff Durbin’s Story

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  • Disciple O'christ

    Im literally a 240 lbs gorilla of a man but this testimony touched my heart and had me squalin’ thats appalachian for crying my eyes out

  • Barbara Grasty

    Wow. What a wonderful testament to God’s grace & mercy!

  • Rongopai Hiku

    Amen, that’s how it was with my anxiety it was like click, instant cleansing I felt like water being poured over my head, was not a true believer yet, call His/Jesus’s Name He is amazing, He took my heavy burdens and gave me peace and rest. Praise our Father for His Son Jesus Christ Yeshua Amen. GOD IS GOOD ❤

    • Eddie Vasquez

      Amen.

    • Zachary Trent

      Now, keep studying the Scriptures, learn how the early Church functioned and what they believed, and come into communion with the only Church founded by Jesus Christ. Do you think St. Paul believed communion was a mere symbol done in remembrance? You don’t sin against the Body of Christ by partaking of mere juice and crackers unworthily (as St. Paul states in Scripture). Infant baptism, the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, confession, and the list goes on and on; all believed by the early Church for 1,500+ years (even the first Protestant revolutionaries held to most of these) until men in the 16-18th centuries created their own novel theology and broke with historical Christianity.

      In the words of Cardinal Henry Newman, “to be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.” There are only two options for the serious Christian looking to follow true Christianity handed to us from the Apostles: Orthodoxy or Catholicism.

    • Rongopai Hiku

      @Zachary Trent Brother i will and always study Jesus’s Word, I keep Him Close to my heart always Just as I do my Father/God.
      Im Happy and at Peace as our Lord always keeps His promise. Amen

  • Amanda 83

    I was raised mormon but by God’s mercy led out and born again in 2009. Watching Jeff engage mormons is mind blowing. No doubt in my spirit that Jeff is being used by the LORD. He has massive knowledge but most importantly the love of God to draw people to the true Biblical Christ. Also, helping true believers see the facade of the pro life movement compared to what the REAL pro life stance is, abolishing abortion, has been huge!! Thank you Jeff for sharing your testimony and for your service in the body of Christ!

    • Amanda 83

      @Blargleman The Skeptic Not sure what you are looking for me to say but everything I’ve stated is my story to salvation in Christ and how I spot cults. Peace in Him❤️

    • Blargleman The Skeptic

      @Amanda 83 I’m asking: How do you know that you simply haven’t stepped from one cult to another cult? Your “test” is simply: _If it’s not this exact version of Christianity, then it’s a cult._

      This is the presupposition I mentioned: you simply DECLARE the current religion to NOT be a cult, but when you were a Mormon, you believed the EXACT same thing, except it was Mormonism that “wasn’t a cult”.

      You could use this same methodology to justify your belief in the non-cult status of Islam, Scientology, Hellenic Deism, or Pastafarianism.

      Do you see the problem?

    • Blargleman The Skeptic

      @Zachary Trent but according to Calvin, he was wrong. According to Luther, he was wrong. According to Marcion, he was wrong.

      How do you tell who (if any, or all) were correct?

    • Blargleman The Skeptic

      @Dianne Higo I gave up imaginary friends when I was very young. What makes your proposition anything more that a shared delusion? Where are the facts that go with your claimed “truth”?

      Did the man Yeshua even exist? If so, did he actually perform any miracles? Are miracles even real? Does any god exist? If so, how do you demonstrate that the god of the Bible is that god/gods, and that it isn’t, say, Vishnu?

      Wishful thinking doesn’t make “truth”.

    • Amanda 83

      @Blargleman The Skeptic Yes. I do see what you are saying. Your saying that If everyone believes theirs to be the only true way then I ,among all other followers of a religion, are all claiming the same thing and that in and of itself nullifies Christianity’s claims of salvation in Jesus Christ alone. Let me ask you, honestly and humbly, are you agnostic or atheistic?

  • Ivan de Oliveira Brizida Junior

    I never thought I would experience something like you´ve experienced, but I was also amazed when God delivered me from my sin. I finally realized I was a bad person and asked God to take over and that was it. I just couldn´t believe that that thing that had a so strong hold on me was gone next morning. It´s a miracle that still amazes me to this day. God bless you and your family.

    • Aerial Productions Charlotte

      I wish I could say the same. I guess I love my sin too much

    • Ivan de Oliveira Brizida Junior

      @Aerial Productions Charlotte There is this guy, Ray Confort. He tells a story of a rich merchant on a ship. The ship sinks and the merchant tries to swim, but he has a belt with 8 pounds of gold that is dragging him to the bottom. He has to choose between life and his beloved treasure. In the end he will be where his treasure lays. So I think the most important question to you is to find out if all this Jesus thing is real. Because if it is and if you really believe with you heart, mind, soul and strength, He will know it and set you free. God bless you.

    • Aerial Productions Charlotte

      @Ivan de Oliveira Brizida Junior yeah ray Comfort is the one who made me realize I was following a false teacher, Steven furtick. I love his way of Sharing the gospel that so clearly came Straight from the bible

  • Nicole Raupp

    Keep praying for your lost husbands ladies.

    • Rosie A.

      Your comment is so simple and yet hit me hard. I have left the JW religion but my husband is still in.

    • Lance McMullin

      @Rosie A. I just prayed for you and your husband. Ex mormon here and all my family is still in it. I like talking to the JWs when they show up on my university campus, planting seeds that hopefully someone else will water, and your comment encouraged me even though I know it’s still so challenging with your husband

    • Rosie A.

      @Lance McMullin Thank you for the work you are doing in trying to reach the JW on your campus. That is a very loving thing for you to do. They won’t listen to us once we escape, you will have greater success. I am sorry that all your family is still in. The JW and Mormons really have a tight hold on people. Keep up your good work.

    • Dad 2020

      My wife saved me through prayer she still can’t believe it over 10 months off drugs thank you Jesus

  • Aldo CoQu

    Oh Jeff I follow you time ago because of James white, such a blessing to hear from you guys. I never heard your testimony… I know you don’t read all of the comments but your pass life reminds me of my brother Carlos who is in drugs now and I honestly desire God to change his heart and life and be the person God wants him to be, tears come seeing you and seeing my brother and how things God can change in the life of a person if it’s God’s will. Praise the Lord for your life and many other. I wish I could see my brother bowing down as same as you do for the Lord.

  • Kyle

    Interesting testimony. It’s interesting how we all have our struggles with different sins. But God grants us belief, faith, and repentance.

  • Nely Silva

    I’ve heard your testimony before. I’ve been watching you for years. I love you Pastor Jeff, your ministries, your church members, and your family. You have been in my prayers for years. I pray the Lord bless, and keep you safe.❤🙏🙏🙏🙌🙌

  • KP 22

    Wow praise God. Jeff and I have a very similar testimony. God bless. I have a lot of John MacArthur books and I recommend all of them to everybody. ONLY JESUS is a very small book but it hits the soul. You can get all of his books on Amazon…true teacher just like Jeff.

  • James Di Piazza Jr.

    That was so amazing brother Jeff. You and you’re ministry has helped me with my understanding greatly, and after hearing you’re testimony my respect and love for you and your church has only strengthened my faith even more, God bless you brother.

  • Greg Chacon

    “Please, just don’t kill me yet. Please, be merciful to me.” Man, coming from an ex-drug addict, I felt that cry. Thank you, Jesus, for your beautiful mercy. When I cried, “have mercy on me a sinner,” the Lord heard my cry.

  • Luke

    I was raised mormon and now I’ve found the real Jesus.

    • Blargleman The Skeptic

      @Mr Bigg’s you should point him out to biblical scholars, because he doesn’t appear in any contemporaneous documentation. Which is ODD considering all the amazing things he was credited with. 🤔

    • Chuck P.

      Praise God! Welcome to the REAL JESUS!!

    • Zachary Trent

      Now, keep studying the Scriptures, learn how the early Church functioned and what they believed, and come into communion with the only Church founded by Jesus Christ. Do you think St. Paul believed communion was a mere symbol done in remembrance? You don’t sin against the Body of Christ by partaking of mere juice and crackers unworthily (as St. Paul states in Scripture). Infant baptism, the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, confession, and the list goes on and on; all believed by the early Church for 1,500+ years (even the first Protestant revolutionaries held to most of these) until men in the 16-18th centuries created their own novel theology and broke with historical Christianity.

      In the words of Cardinal Henry Newman, “to be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.” There are only two options for the serious Christian looking to follow true Christianity handed to us from the Apostles: Orthodoxy or Catholicism.

    • Blargleman The Skeptic

      @Zachary Trent but according to Calvin, he was wrong. According to Luther, he was wrong. According to Marcion, he was wrong.

      How do you tell who (if any, or all) were correct?

    • Chuck P.

      @Zachary Trent You are a walking contradiction….if you study scripture you will realize ALL THOSE PAGAN RITUALS YOU PRACTICE GOD HATES….BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT FOUND IN SCRIPTURE.
      Mark 7:7-9 -KJV
      7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

  • billy holly

    @Jeff, what a powerful story of “so close but so far away” and then God truly brought you home!! Our house is in The Netherlands and have gone to Soesterberg Air Base there many times until my wife retired. I’m trying to do what I can in Holland, still, but during the school year, I teach school in Montenegro. We’re trying to get a church going here, a so-called Christian country who worship saint and not Jesus. Thank you for accepting the ministry God is putting before you.

  • Mags White

    Amazing story of what God can do in a life that surrenders to him 🙌🙌

  • The Quieted Life

    Such a beautiful testimony! Your ministry has been such a blessing to my husband and I. Praise God for His grace and mercy!!!!

  • W. W.

    That’s not such a great testimony —- Are you kidding? Jesus is Alive and although I look the same, I’m not the same anymore. He saved even me. The most undeserving of my generation.

  • Lance McMullin

    I’m a born again ex-mormon, and I can’t begin to express how blessed I’ve been by what God has done through Apologia. He’s used their ministries to completely transform my life!

  • The Tunnel

    I cry spiritually and physically for your pain, your one of my heros. Your soul, you could say is tortured but a beautiful one. Thanks for all you do, as some paths are different then others. But your messages hit me the most out of any Christian, something about your voice spoke into me. And it made me have this different idea about Christianity. One of strong men, who fight for the weak and the innocent. Your a legend. I hope you believe it. I do.

  • Evan Williams

    The Word of God has the power to transform.

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