Hello, my name is Leonard Wentz and this is my testimony. I had gone forth for an altar call many years ago and thought that I was saved from that time on. I tried to live what I thought was a life pleasing to God. I would go to bible studies but was never taught the importance of the cross and the shedding of the blood of Christ, which I have now realized that without there is no forgiveness of sin. I did not know there is only one way to be born again no matter how many different ways we were taught, but only through God's way which is to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus, and receive the gift of the indwelling of the Holy Sprit.
My brother had left the church he had been going to for years and became involved with the members of another church. He kept telling me how they loved the Lord, the sick were being healed, miracles were happening, and the elders were casting out evil spirits by the power of the Lord. I just felt that this was what I had been looking for in my belief of God. So I started going to this church's group meetings and realized that I was not saved at all.
It was then that I repented of my sins and was baptized in Jesus name. But I had not yet received the Holy Spirit. One evening at church I was praying that God would fill me with His Holy Spirit. God answered my prayer and I began to speak in a unknown to me but known to God.
I am thankful and have lived my life for my Savior Jesus Christ ever since.