I became aware of what God actually did through the work of Christ’s death on the cross, and of His adopting us as His children and making us joint-heirs with Christ.

Ethan Strickler Testimony

I was saved at the age of 6 through the witness of my parents. We ALWAYS attended church when there was a meeting, and I attended our church’s Christian School where my parents taught. At the age of 13, I began to doubt my salvation. I became aware of what God actually did through the work of Christ’s death on the cross, and of His adopting us as His children and making us joint-heirs with Christ. That was amazing to me—that God sees us as being perfect through Christ. I certainly didn’t know that as a 6 year old boy, and could not look back and see any GREAT change in my life, so I wondered if I had really known enough as a young child to be truly saved. At a good Christian camp in Ohio my cabin counselor explained to me that my faith should not be in my knowledge of salvation, but in Christ and His work. I then claimed the work of Christ alone as the basis of my salvation, and cemented my faith in my Savior Jesus Christ. I have never since doubted my salvation or my status before God the Father.

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