Bierton Strict and Particular Baptists

Bierton Strict and Particular Baptists : My Testimony and Confession

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This book tells the story and life of David Clarke in the form of an autobiography. It is no ordinary book in that David and his brother were both notorious criminals in the 60's, living in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where they were MODs. They were both sent to prison for carrying a fire arm without a license and malicious wounding. They were however both converted from crime to Christ after which they turned their lives around and from crime to Christ. This story tells of David's Conversion in 1970 and that of Michael, 1999 some 30 years later. It tells of their time in HMP Canterbury Prison and David's time in HMP Wormwood Scrubs and then Dover Borstal. It also tells of David's criminal activity and the crimes he committed before his miraculous conversion from crime to Christ, during a bad experience on LSD, in 1970. It tells how he became a Christian over night, how he learned to read in order to come to a fuller knowledge of the gospel. He learned to read through reading the bible and classical Christian literature. He tells of the event that led to him making a confession to the police about 24 crimes he had committed since leaving Dover Borstal in 1968 and of the court case where he was not sentenced. It tells of his life as a member of the Bierton Strict and Particular Baptist Church, which was a Gospel Standard cause, and how he was called by the Lord and sent by the church to preach the gospel. David tells of the various difficulties that he faced once he discovered the many doctrinal errors amongst the various Christian groups he met and of the opposition that he experience when he sought to correct them. David recorded his experience and finding in his book "The Bierton Crisis" 1984 written to help others. David's tells how his brother Michael was untouched by his conversion and how he continued his flamboyant lifestyle ending up doing a 16 year prison sentence, in the Philippines, in 1996, where he died in 2005. It tells how David's educated himself and went on to Higher education, and graduated with a Certificate in Education and how he went on to teach Electronics, for over 20 years, in colleges of Higher and Further Education. It tells how David felt compelled to write this story under the title, "Converted On LSD Trip." once he got news of his brothers arrest, in the Philippines, via ITN Television news broadcast, in 1995. This book was published when he got news of his brothers conversion from crime to Christ in 1999, which was after serving 5 years of his 16 year sentence. David tells how Michael too was converted through him reading C.S. Lewis's book, "Mere Christianity," and him being convinced that Jesus was the Christ the Son of the living God, after this it tells of David's mission to the Philippines to bring help and assistance to Michael, in 2001 and of their joint venture in helping in the rehabilitation of many former convicted criminals, not only in New Bilibid Prison but other Jails in the Philippines. This story is told in there book, "Trojan Warriors," that contains the testimonies of 66 notorious criminals who too had turned there lives around, from crime to Christ, 22 of which testimonies are men on Death Row. David say he believes his story could be of great help to any one seeking to follow the Lord Jesus
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Product details

  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 20mm | 386g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508408270
  • 9781508408277
  • 2,490,429

About MR David Clarke Cert E

David Clarke was born in Oldham, Lancashire, in 1949. He was educated and trained as a lecturer, at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, and graduated with a Certificate in Education, awarded by Birmingham University, in 1978. However his earlier life had been rather different. He and his brother Michael were both convicted criminals and were sent to prison for malicious wounding and carrying a fire arm without a license. They grew up in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, during the 60's, and they were MOD's where they became criminals. On the 16th January 1970, David had a bad trip on LSD, during which time he called out to God to help him and Jesus spoke to him. He learned to read to educate himself and went on to Higher Education and for the next 14 years read the bible, various classical christian literature and joined the Bierton Strict and Particular Baptists, in 1976. He became a lecturer in electronics, the church secretary and was called by the Lord, and sent by the church to preach, in 1982. The Bierton church became a Gospel Standard listed cause on 16th January 1981, Michael, David's brother was unaffected by David's conversion and continued his flamboyant style. Due to errors in doctrine and practice David withdrew from the Bierton church and wrote his first book, "The Bierton Crisis"', that explains the reason for his secession and with a view to help others. In 1995, David got news of his brothers arrest and later imprisonment in the Philippines and his conversion from crime to Christ, in 1999, that was 5 years into his 16 year prison sentence he published their story in, "Converted on LSD Trip." David then went on a preaching mission to the Philippines in order to bring relief and help to Michael. During this mission David and Gordon Smith preached the gospel to hundreds of convicted criminals, including many on Death Row. This story is told Michael and David's joint book, "Trojan Warriors" that contains 66 life giving testimonies, of some of the most notorious criminals in Far East Asia, who had become Christians in New Bilibid Prison. David writes of his ongoing mission work in his other publications. "And he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of fishes which they had taken": Luke 5 verse 9.
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