Share-Your-Story Friday. Janet from UT

My name is Janet Horsley Prison and I was a Mormon. I was born to Mormon parents, married a Mormon man in the Mormon Temple, and raised four children in the Mormon Church. I am now a Born Again believer in Jesus Christ. You may ask what happened that I should question the Mormon religion? Many seeds were planted before I left Mormonism but I found the truth in the Word of God.

The Bible was what God ultimately used to bring me into His glorious light. Believe God when he tells us, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

The only person I knew who was a Born Again believer was a distant cousin of my husband’s that I had never met. She found us by our last name and gave us a call out of the blue about 12 years ago. Her email was interesting in that it contained Jude 24-25. I thought if it was important enough to have in an email address, I should memorize it. I memorized this scripture and it was the beginning of my glorious Journey into biblical Christianity:

Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be all glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever, amen.” (Jude 24-25)

I found myself repeating this scripture over and over in my mind when I was driving, at church, thinking of God, etc. It got into my heart and became precious to me. I would think that God is all glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever! I realized that I did love the God of the Bible. He was not a god who was once a man as Mormonism teaches. He was the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I loved that He is able to keep me from falling, not my works, not what I do, but what He did! He is able to present me faultless! And, not only is he going to present me faultless, he is going to do it with exceeding joy! How marvelous of a God is that? Indescribable!

I left the Mormon Church after 49 ½ years in 2011, and now I have a saving relationship with the only one with power to save, my Lord Jesus Christ.

Can memorizing two verses of the Bible lead a person to Christ and change their eternity forever? YES.

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9 comments to Share-Your-Story Friday. Janet from UT

  • Chris Gray

    Thanks Janet for sharing your powerful testimony that God continues to build on for His Kingdom purposes. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God.

  • What a beautiful testimony on the power of the Word of God! Thank you for sharing!

  • Natalie

    Wow. Praise God for the power of His word! I look forward to watching the whole testimony.

  • Holly Steadman

    Janet–Wow! This is powerful! Thank you for sharing this incredible testimony regarding the power of the Word of God and salvation in Jesus Christ alone!

  • Richie

    Wow, wow. Incredible that our God can rescue a person so entrenched in something false who has really thought for decades she was following something true with two memorized verses. That is a testament to how infinitely powerful God’s word is. Just think what God is doing in us when we have chapters and books of his word inside us!

  • Teresa Roach

    Amazing! Thanks for this wonderful testimony.

  • chéríe

    Wooooooooo hooooooooooo!!!!!! What a treat to see your story here! So so happy for you that WE are a “forever family”. All of us! Sealed by the Holy Spirit—, not in a man-made temple. I hope the memorizing community on this blog will encourage you.

    Many Christians have no clue what Mormonism —”the gospel of joseph smith” is. I know I didnt until I moved here. I actually thought that LDS people must be just plain uneducated to believe in something like his teachings. I had no idea that God was going to rock my world by opening my eyes to the beautiful, highly educated—yet trapped people of the mormon faith. It has nothing to to with smarts. It’s pure indoctrination, and the FOREVER FAMILY lie that traps these precious people. What breaks my heart the very most is how Satan has used this religion to hold people by a rope, dangling them before God, and lying all the while, “If you do this, and this and this and this and this and oh yea THAT too…., then you can be with God in the celestial kingdom.

    I want to take one more moment on my soapbox here to speak to all the followers of this blog. The last few years I have become so aware of how we can live inside our little Christian bubble and when a non-believer comes along, we don’t have the foggiest what to say to them. We can memorize til we are blue in the face, yet if we don’t understand what people actually believe, our effectiveness in reaching the lost decreases dramatically. Please consider educating yourself on what others believe so that you will be able to effectively shine the light of Jesus in their darkness.

  • Lise Anderson Brocious

    Janet, thank you for your incredibly powerful story of how God works in all kinds of places and situations. If it is not too personal, I see your beautiful smile and the handsome man you are hugging. Is this your husband? Has he come to know Jesus in the same way you have? I pray so. Thanks again and praise God!

  • Vickie

    So thankful for your story and that you are part of this community of believers who have experienced the power of the Word of God!