I am originally a qualified mechanical engineer and worked in the business arena until my retirement. On top of my professional career, I had been “caught” by the Lord and called from the business world to serve him. The life style of the apostle Paul has always been the pattern for me, that is, “tent-making.” Working in the world, together with serving the Lord in his Kingdom, fulfilled my personal call.
At age 42 years I experienced a dramatic conversion and rebirth. I gave my old nature over to death and became a new creature in Christ. I came to hate my own and other’s sins, and experienced the grace and truth of Christ. Walking in this became the driving force of my life.
For over twenty years of my life since, I experienced the faithful, but lonely, Christian life. I served as an elder for a long time in an ‘institutional church’ within the charismatic movement. For than ten years we have been emerging from that paradigm. Now we are living in a simple/natural/ house church experience.
Fulfilling the truth of the Word, I was baptized in water and later received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Thereafter the Lord soon showed me his personal call for my life, which is the building of the Lord’s church. During my service the following have become the emphasis of my life:
– Recognition of the believer’s personal call
– Recognition and exercise of gifts of service
– Preparing the saints for their service to others
– Following a Biblical model of the church, especially the corporate leadership concept
– Elders serving as examples integrated into the flock (among the flock alive) not as leaders at the “top of the pyramid” with others in subjection. The ideal is for elders to raise up people to serve others.
All these truths were delivered by my writings, translations, personal discussions, serviced to others using websites too. Having been saved from the world and only knowing of church practices of organized congregational life during my life as a believer, I had many experiences that differ from the word of truth. These practices were contrary to what is found – or not found – in Scripture, and preaching these “truths” everywhere became more and more a source of conflict for me. Contacts from abroad served to encourage me to represent the truth without compromise. This ultimately led to others coming out – peacefully – from our organized charismatic movement. We are now living our community life gathering in house churches.
I was the first person saved in our family, however, within two years all of my family was born again. My wife, son and daugther serve the Lord too. We have six grandchildren.
Sándor Abonyi Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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