THE ADAM MILLEY STORY
Adam & Bride Milley and family
Adam & Bride Milley and Grands
Adam & Bride Milley's Children & Spouses
Dean Milley, Missionary to Peru
DOES CHRIST'S GOSPEL REALLY WORK?
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
The Adam Milley family attended our 1971 Lewisporte, Nfld Revival. The Holy Spirit was convicting of sins and inviting souls to come to Jesus. I said, "If you won't do it for yourself, do it for your family." About to leave the meeting, Adam stopped near the door, turned around and with his family knelt at the altar.
His entire family are now in the Ministry. Dean was the Black Sheep of the family. He had planned suicide because of his sinful lifestyle, but was drawn to the 1988 Pentecostal Conference where I was preaching and ministering to the great assembly.
JESUS delivered him from demons. For the past 15 years he has worked as a Missionary in Peru with a church that has won 60,000 souls to Christ. Dean recently married Dr. Ruth, a dentist, whose clinic helps the poor. He works on their souls while she works on their teeth. Praise the Lord!
What does this teach us? We are chosen by God from before the foundation of the world. He knew us before we knew Him. That is the Prevenient Grace of God. He loved us before we loved Him. Although God knew from the beginning who would believe on His Son Jesus Christ to Eternal Life, He still calls everyone to be saved.
The Bible says: "...He isn't willing that any should perish, but that all should should come unto repentance." (2 Peter 3:9). All those who will ultimately be lost, have had an opportunity to be saved. What is the sin that condemns them? Their rejection of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour!
Our Lord has revealed Himself to us all through His creation: "For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the Truth in unrighteousness. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it to them.
"For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." (Rom.1: 18-20; Heb.1:10)TWO GREAT TRUTHS!
St. Paul brings out these two great self evident truths. First, God has created mankind with an intellect smart enough to understand that he didn't just happen by himself, and that the universe didn't just happen of itself.
We were made through a physical sexual union between our mother and father. And the universe was made through an act of creation by a higher power than ourselves. And that Higher Power is the same ONE who gave our parents to power to procreate.
How do we know this? Two ways: We see the creation around us and being intelligent human beings, we know it was made by a more superior mind than ours. And Jesus Christ, our Creator has revealed this truth unto by His Holy Spirit!
Here is the clincher: Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it to them.
Human beings have fallen into a subtle trap created by Satan, the enemy of God and man. The Devil (Liar) has blinded the minds of God's special creation, man. He has foisted on us the flawed philosophy that we came into existence by chance and that we are really our own god! That is how the damnable, atheistic theory of evolution came about! I call it idiotic, stupid, arrogant PRIDE!
Here is the verdict: "So that they are without excuse! No one is exempt. The Bible says: "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. There is none that is righteous, no not one." (Rom. 3:23). The good news is that there is HOPE for all: "The wages of sin is death but the GIFT of God is eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Rom. 6:23). Trust Him today, my friend! Amen.