Discovering the truth

Beatrice Mulaya Namonje
Beatrice says life was too hard for her without Jesus.

Mother of six, Beatrice Mulaya Namonje, grew up hearing about God but did not understand what it meant to be "born again" as a Christian because her family was part of a cult.

"There was no truth in the (cult) my mother followed. The translations of the Word of God were not right and they did not believe in the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit)," she explains.

This was difficult for Beatrice because she was hearing conflicting messages about who Jesus is. Her family's cult said He was lesser than God the Father but her husband claimed Jesus is God and equal to the Father God.

In her personal life she also struggled with unforgiveness and took offence easily when people hurt her, and she copied the bad attitudes of her ungodly friends.

But "life was too hard for me without Jesus," she confesses. "My husband was a Christian and he preached to me and convinced me about the truth of the trinity [that God is three distinct persons and yet only one God].

As Jesus declared in John chapter 14 verse 6, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

"I received Jesus as my personal Saviour after hearing the truth and I was born again [given a new spiritual life through belief in Jesus]," she says.

"Since then my life has changed. I live for Christ (and) I have peace, even when I pass through difficult times. I know God is always there for me."

Through understanding that the importance of accepting Jesus – and therefore God – into her life, Beatrice knows that she has been forgiven for her past wrong doing and has the Holy Spirit to guide her to make right choices in life.

Beatrice finds that reading the Bible helps her to cope with bad circumstances and avoid wrongdoing. She particularly finds Psalm 119:11 encouraging. It says: "I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You [God]."

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