Sometime a person grows up surrounded by the truths of Jesus Christ but still has doubts. Melissa Rowe is one such example. Her parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles all stood out as stalwart examples of the faith. She herself began serving in her church’s Sunday School and AWANA programs.
“Even with all of that I still had doubts,” says Melissa. “But I knew even though I had doubts about my eternal destiny I still knew that I wanted to serve Christ.”
Then, one day she attended a You Can Tell It! Seminar taught by an EvanTell Certified Instructor. The class laid out a clear method of sharing the gospel with others, but the thing that made the biggest difference was the teaching on assurance of salvation.
The instructor read 1 John 5:12–13, “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”
“With that I was really able to understand that my eternal security was found in Him. That my salvation truly was found in Christ and that I didn’t have to wonder anymore,” says Melissa.
This assurance helped her grow spiritually in her relationship with Christ and gives her more confidence in sharing her faith.
“I have a passion for helping new believers understand this fact. I want them to have the security that enables them to grow and serve under grace rather than works. I want them to have confidence in a fact rather than wishing or hoping it might possibly maybe be true,” says Melissa.