"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." -- Romans 1:16

I Wish I Might Testify to Every Jehovah’s Witness on Earth –
What I Have Experienced Since I Became a Christian

by Ollie Bell Pollard

As the Holy Spirit leads me, I want to give my testimony of how the Lord saved me from the errors of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was a devout Jehovah’s Witness until I found the Lord in a tent meeting in North Carolina.

I knew these tent meetings were going on, but had no intention of going to them. However, a cyclone blew their tent down. Over the radio I heard Evangelist Green say that he was going to carry on despite the damage done to his tent, and I concluded there must be something to a man who would carry on regardless of the loss he suffered.

So when the tent came back from the factory where it had been sent for repairs, I decided I would go just once to hear this man. The first thing I saw when I walked into the big tent was a beautiful neon sign which read, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

These words of Christ burned their way into my heart and when Evangelist Green took the Bible and began to preach the Word of God I was convinced that the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses were error and not the Truth that makes men free. I wanted the Truth and I was convinced the evangelist was telling the truth and proving it from the Bible.

While I sat there listening to the sermon, I was convinced of two things:

I was not prepared to meet God. My faith in the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ teachings had not delivered me from the fear of death. The evangelist declared if we received Christ into our hearts as our personal Saviour from sin, the fear of death would be overcome and the peace of God that passeth all understanding would fill the soul. For one thing, the Jehovah’s Witness religion had not given me peace.

The second thing the evangelist proved to me from the Bible was the fact of a burning and literal Hell. I made up my mind, that despite the fact that the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach there is no Hell, that the Bible did teach there was a Hell for all who rejected Christ’s salvation from sin.

And that night as I sat under the preaching of this man of God, I saw that salvation was for any man or woman who would repent of their sins and take the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour from sin and not – as the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach – that salvation was only for the 144,000. When the evangelist asked those who wanted prayer to put up their hand, I could not get mine up soon enough. I wanted more than prayer. I wanted a personal experience of salvation. I wanted God’s peace in my heart! I wanted to be delivered from the fear of death and judgment.

When the organ began to play “Whosoever Will May Come,” I went with about one hundred others to the prayer room, and there in that prayer room I found what my soul had been seeking – peace, sweet peace with God.

When I entered the prayer room, a kind lady invited me to kneel, and from the Bible she showed me how to be saved. She showed me that sinners are saved “by grace” through faith – not by works or sacrifices on our part.

Then, from the Word of God, she read, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13). I knew I was included in the “whosoever” and so I called upon the Lord. I asked Him to forgive me my sins and cleanse me from them in His precious blood. And now beyond all doubt I know I am saved. Christ has saved me, and I have, in Him, found the Truth, and the Truth has made me free.

As I give this testimony, I pray earnestly that it will help others to find the Lord and to know His salvation. But especially I pray that every Jehovah’s Witness who reads this testimony will come out of the error of that false religion and be saved by the grace of God.