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Former Satanist is Saved By Jesus
A few months ago, Carl Sartor would have described himself as someone who hated God, but today the 35-year-old says he wants everyone to experience God’s love…
The former meth addict told CBN News he had been running from God since age 5.
“I’ve always had this emptiness in my life,” he said. “No matter what religion I followed, I always believed that when you died, you were dead. That was it. You were in the ground.”
Carl shared he was an atheist for 15 years and a Satanist for five years.
“I would argue you tooth and nail that He did not exist. I was living in a vicious cycle of drugs and alcohol. I had a severe anger problem. I blamed everyone and everything,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “I also blamed God.”
Carl said it wasn’t until he hit rock bottom in 2021 that he began to have an open mind about Jesus.
“I couldn’t stand who I was and what was going on in my life,” he explained. “I tried to commit suicide.”
Carl decided then to try Cross Church where Minister Rich Walters had invited him more than a year ago…
“We didn’t even get to the preaching yet because we were still singing, praising, and worshipping. We didn’t even make it 15 minutes in that service before he ran to that baptismal tank,” Walters wrote on Facebook.
“Today, he’s a worshipper. Today, he’s a believer. Today, he’s my brother in Christ. It’s like the old song says…’There’s just no telling what you’re gonna do, in that moment Jesus gets a hold of you!!!!’ Praise God!!!” he added.
“I feel completely whole. I feel at peace with myself. There is no longer a void,” Carl told CBN News. “Everything has changed about me…”
“God is real and I will continue to walk this path with Him beside me. By His grace, I’m by far the best version of me I have ever been,” Carl wrote on Facebook. “My God is an awesome God and I pray that everyone gets to experience His love as I have.”
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(Excerpt from CBN News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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For decades, the Church has preached the power of the blood of Christ to forgive sins and give eternal life. But I think in most churches, we haven’t taught or demonstrated the tremendous power of that same blood to destroy strongholds, break bondages, and fully deliver all who are bound in any kind of darkness–drug addiction, alcoholism, anger, prostitution, satanism, gender dysphoria, a spirit of rebellion, or any other departure from the glorious will of God for each of us.
In Hebrews 13.20 it says that God brought our Lord Jesus back from the dead by the blood of the eternal covenant. The same blood that forgives, raises the dead! The same blood that cleanses, makes us gloriously whole! God be praised!
Thank You, Lord, for delivering Carl and countless others. They KNOW the power of the blood. Make them a mighty army, an irrefutable voice, to bring Your kingdom into the earth in all its fullness. Amen!
Praise you Lord and your unfailing grace. To fully grasp the extent of your forgiveness makes us fall on our faces. You are worthy Lord of our every breath. I pray for more of these beautiful stories of redemption and salvation. Empower Carl with words and power from the Holy Spirit to share the gospel to many. Thank you Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.
.“I would argue you tooth and nail that He did not exist. I was living in a vicious cycle of drugs and alcohol. I had a severe anger problem. I blamed everyone and everything,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “I also blamed God.”<
This reminds me of C.S. Lewis' comment abut his pre-Christian days: "I was at this time living, like so many Atheists or anti-Theists, in a whirl of contradictions. I maintained that God did not exist. I was also very angry with God for not existing."
Praise God both men got saved!
🎵Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
🎵Praise God the Father who’s the source;
Praise God the Son who is the course;
Praise God the Spirit who’s the flow;
Praise God, our portion here below!
More Lord, I pray more!