Koh Ying Xi, Alvin
Before I came to know Christ, I used to believe that I need to do good deeds so that in my afterlife I might not have to suffer too much or my penalty could be reduced. But I had no idea where I would be in the afterlife, and I had this hidden fear in me. I came to trust in Jesus during an altar call and I felt the presence of God in the church. He opened my eyes to show me that I needed to repent from my sins and the way I used to live my life.
In His great mercy and grace He forgave me. All these came from listening to sermons, reading the Bible and understanding the Word of God. After I received Christ, my journey with God began. He showed me that there is no shortcut in Christ and it is a lifelong journey of learning, fearing Him and obeying His words. I found peace in my heart even when I went through difficult moments at home and at work. And I no longer treat people the same way they treat me, but treat them how God has treated me, with love, grace and mercy.