Why is Jesus important to you?
Pastor Ralph Arnold of Tampa’s Calvary Community Church
seems to disagree. “What is your testimony?” he asks. “I believe this term is so misused that most folks don't even know. In churches people are often asked to give a testimony. Usually someone will volunteer and say that their testimony is that God has healed them of some illness, or has helped them through some difficult crisis, or that God has provided for some particular need, or that God has led them into some particular ministry, and etc. Well, these are really praise reports of answered prayer or of God's wonderful provision. And, we ought to give praise. But, technically, these are not a testimony.”