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"...for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God."
--1 Corinthians 2:10b Mo Letters from David Berg and the Children of God / The Family

Change the World!

By David Brandt Berg Jan. 5, 1977
God's children sowing seeds to change the world.

If sometimes you're discouraged with the world and the way it is, don't give up! We read that usually governments and armies and wars and great powers, great empires, change history and the face of the Earth. So sometimes we're discouraged and think, "Well, who am I? What can I do? It all seems so hopeless and impossible!

"It looks like there's NOTHING that ONE PERSON can do to change things for the better, so what's the use of trying, what's the use of doing anything?"--And we're tempted to just give up and let the world go to hell, which it seems to deserve!

Well, you may not be able to change the WHOLE world, but you can change YOUR PART of the world.

If you have changed ONE LIFE you have changed a PART of the world, and you have proven that there is hope that it can ALL be changed! If one life can be changed, it shows that there's a possibility that MORE lives can be changed and MANY lives can be changed and whole AREAS can be redeemed and the WORLD can be changed, starting even with ONE PERSON, just one person--maybe YOU!

YOU SAY WE CAN'T CHANGE THE WORLD? It's too late, too bad, too big, too difficult? Well, why don't YOU just try changing YOUR PART of the world?

Why don't you start with YOU, your OWN heart, your OWN mind, your OWN spirit, your OWN life? If you even change YOUR life you've changed a whole universe, the universe of your body, and the sphere in which you live. The place and the very atmosphere around you will be changed if even YOU change YOURSELF by the power of God's love!

Change not only your OWN life but those of your OWN family, of your OWN home. You'll have a NEW home, a NEW family, with NEW lives, NEW minds, NEW hearts, NEW spirits, filled with the truth and the love of God, the life of God, the Word of God.

A whole home has been changed, and that's a whole world, YOUR world! Change the world in which you live, your life, your home, your family, and you've changed the WORLD, YOUR WORLD! Then your little family can start trying to change the neighbours next door and your playmates, business associates, social associates, schoolmates, tradesmen, visitors, the people you contact from day to day just the way we do.

You can go out and make special effort day or night to reach lonely hungry needy hearts in the places where they gather for recreation, solace, comfort and entertainment, seeking love, seeking truth, seeking something they know not what, but seeking happiness, desperately seeking to satisfy their longing yearning hearts that are so empty and so barren and so desolate for lack of the water of the WORD, for lack of the warm LOVE of GOD.

YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE WORLD?--OH YES YOU CAN!--And we're changing it! You are changing it if you're doing what we're doing and have been doing for only a few short years. We are changing the world! Praise God! Thank You Jesus!

CHANGE the world you're living in! Start NOW! Be a faithful witness and a testimony to what has happened to you where you are, what God has done for you, what His love and His truth have done for you personally, and you can start changing your part of the world!

Copyright © 1998 by The Family International

James Arendt
James Arendt

My name is James Arendt. I was raised in the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, served in the USAF from 1970 to 1974, and became a full-time missionary for Christ living 40 years in Japan, 3.5 years in Russia, and a few months in other countries such as Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, South Korea, Taiwan and mainland China where I also served the King of Kings, Jesus, as an Ambassador for His Kingdom. My full bio.

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How do I obtain eternal life and stop worrying about death?

• Recognize you have violated in some way the laws of God. Violation of legal law is called a crime. Violation of God’s moral law is called a sin. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; - Romans 3:23

As it is written (in the Bible), There is none righteous, no, not one: - Romans 3:10

• Recognize the penalty of sin: Death! For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. - Romans 6:23

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: - Romans 5:12

• Recognize Jesus is the Saviour! Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. - Acts 4:12

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. - Acts 16:31

• Recognize our lives our sinful by nature. We can do nothing of our own to merit eternal life. Salvation is completely by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ! For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: - Ephesians 2:8

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. - Isaiah 64:6

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; - Titus 3:5

• Recognize Christ paid the sin debt we owe! But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. - Romans 5:8-9

• Recognize you must receive Christ as your personal Saviour! For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. - Romans 10:13

• Ask Jesus to be your Saviour!

Dear Jesus:

I know I am a sinner. I know if I were to die right now, I could not go to Heaven. I ask you, right now, to come into my heart, forgive me of my sin, and be my Saviour. Thank you for saving me and giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

If you prayed that prayer with all sincerity, you have passed from death to life and have been born again into the family of God!

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