'Love Divine, all loves excelling..' is the first line of a hymn. It is also the FIRST CAUSE of the Christian Life.  'We love Him, because He first loved us' says the bible and this LOVE excels all loves because it is Eternal and comes from the Perfect Heart of God Himself through His Son Jesus Christ  and applied to us personally by the Holy Spirit in regeneration, repentence and new life.

This Divine love can never change or get stronger because it comes from the perfect heart of God and is an expression of all He is...so it cannot change or become less than perfect..it cannot improve on perfection. It is Divine Love.

This site has been made to help illustrate this Divine Love by recording the stories of ordinary people from different backgrounds and Nations who have been found and won by this Love Divine. Some will share how they have overcome crushing sadness or times of testing. What you will see is that everyone is different- some are blunt, even humourous, others  have been found by the Lord and express it within a 'more religious' setting. But each person has a desire to want everyone to know that they now belong to Christ. 

It is also to demonstrate that being a Christian is a RELATIONSHIP not just another 'RELIGION' and not a relationship devoid of objective truth or a relationship that can surpass truth or push revealed truth aside for human wisdom but must be based on and believe what is revealed truth. This truth comes from God Himself, Who is all knowing and eternally changeless, therefore it is a truth that cannot be affected by human society, modern living or the shifting sands of human morality and concepts. God's truth is an expression of Himself and His nature it is literally 'God breathed' 2Tim 3:16 and as such to suggest it needs changing is to suggest that the Eternal God needs to change!

If we really long to see an end to false religions and the Kingdom of Christ and knowledge of Him 'covering the Earth as the waters cover the sea' then we have to understand that the God Who wrote Truth will only act on His Truth and therefore if any revival is to come then it will come upon those who hold to His Truth. God will not revive liberalism or those who sit loosly upon His revealed Truth. We must deal with God honestly.

(Just a word to those of you who are particular about the form of words - these stories are written by the people involved and apart from obvious mistakes have been left in their own words as it expresses their hearts. So please forgive and remember what I have said! Thank you.)


Rev John & May Cropley

What is a Christian Testimony?

A testimony is an honest account of someone being found by God. Of ordinary people made extraordinary. Certain elements will be in evidence - a deep sense of Personal guilt and sin against God often followed by a period, long or short, of running from God's call and maybe trying to rebel and hide the sense of personal guilt. Then there is an awakening when opens the heart, the mind understands and the will responds in Repentence of personal guilt and sin and Faith into Jesus Christ and a deep sense of joy accompanied with a thirst to read God's Word (Bible) and learn.

This is not a self induced thing or something that can be earned, like in a 'religion' but it is a Miracle.

If you read that popular hymn 'Amazing Grace'  (below) written by an ex Slave trader who became a Christian, John Newton - you will see what a real Christian is.

Amazing Grace

John Newton..who was actually a happy soul, this is just the way you posed in those days - like a Passport photo today.

Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)

That sav'd a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace..










  • Don't touch this or do that!..'waggy finger' religion

  • False teachers wanting your money to pay for their lifestyle

  • Dry formal form of religion that is far removed from the Man from Galilee





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