As a young man, JIM TALENT had no religious background. But a “stirring in his mind and heart” motivated him to make a diligent search for truth. His awareness that there were “absolute truths” in life and in existence, there had to be an “absolute source” for those truths.
In this search Jim began attending “Bible Study Fellowship” (See Bible Study Fellowship (bsfinternational.org) and a church that proclaimed the absolute truth of the Word of God, the Bible.
Then one day in the midst of his search, while driving into St. Louis on Interstate 44, he was listening to DR. JAMES DOBSON interviewing EVANELIST LUIS PALAU (known as the “BILLY GRAHAM OF LATIN AMERICA on St. Louis Bott Radio Network.
Evangelist Luis Palau, the great man of God, died and went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2021. See Luis Palau death – Bing.
Upon Dr. Dobson inviting Luis Palau to lead in “… praying the prayer of salvation …,” you can now hear Senator Talent tell the story of how he responded with a “yes,” pulled over into a public park off I-44, prayed confessing his sins, and asked Jesus Christ to come into his life! That is when Jim used a phrase in scripture that applied to the moment in his life.
“I passed from death into life!” Jim affirms.
In that 2021 radio recording which anyone can hear right now, this “coming to saving faith in Christ” through faith and repentance is available to anyone … again, RIGHT NOW!
In the flow of our most recent time together, Senator Talent referred to two brief passages from the Bible book of John:
“BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM, TO THEM HE GAVE THE RIGHT TO BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD, EVEN TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN HIS NAME, WHO WERE BORN, NOT OF BLOOD NOR OF THE WILL OF THE FLESH NOR OF THE WILL OF THE FLESH, BUT OF GOD. (John 1:12, 13)“
(JESUS SAID) … THE ONE WHO COMES TO ME I WILL CERTAINLY NOT CAST OUT.” (John 6:37)
Without any human coordination, Jim in his flowing testimony, specifically referred to these two passages.
They were exactly to verses quoted and read to me when, as a teen-age lad, YOUTH FOR CHRIST DIRECTOR HAROLD JORDAN quoted to me when, on my knees, I claimed by faith the promises made to me in the Word of God!
That was in the winter of 1950-51. God has continued to – through the years — honor those promises he made to me 70 years ago!
Below are “links” to related radio from the past …
To hear … “FORMER US SENATOR JIM TALENT OF MISSOURI REJOICES IN HIS COMPLETE FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND INNOCENCE WHEN HE STANDS BEFORE GOD IN DEATH; HIS GIFT OF ABUNDANT & ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST … AVAILABLE TO ALL!” … click on … Former US Senator Jim Talent of Missouri rejoices in his complete forgiveness of sins and innocence when he stands before God in death; his gift of abundant & eternal life in Christ … available to all! – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “FROM THE ARCHIVES: DRAWN TO FAITH IN JESUS BROUGHT ME (HHH) JOY, FORGIVENESS, PURPOSE, INNER-PEACE, ABUNDANT & ETERNAL LIFE” … click on … FROM THE ARCHIVES: Drawn to faith in Jesus brought me joy, forgiveness, purpose, inner-peace, abundant & eternal life – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “BELOW ARE PAST RADIO LINKS OF SOME WHO HAVE SOUGHT THE LORD, LEADING THE WAY IN MAKING SURE THEY HAVE THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE! FORMER US SENATOR JIM TALENT; STL BUSINESSMAN PAT BRADLEY; & HAROLD HENDRICK” … click on … Below are past radio links of some who have sought the Lord, leading the way in making sure they have the gift of eternal life! Former US Senator Jim Talent; STL Businessman Pat Bradley; & Harold Hendrick – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “FORMER US SEN JIM TALENT, HIS TESTIMONY; URGES FULL US MISSILE DEFENSE; WWW.HERITAGE.ORG/33-MINUTES “ … click on … Former US Sen Jim Talent, his testimony; urges full US missile defense; www.heritage.org/33-minutes/ – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “A ONE-MINUTE TESTIMONY FROM MISSOURI UNITED STATES SENATOR JOSH HAWLEY” … click on … A one-minute testimony from Josh Hawley. He opposes his opponent’s support of partial-birth abortion. – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “TINO WALLENDA, LEADER OF WORLD FAMOUS HIGH-WIRE “FLYING WALLENDAS” TELLS HOW TO HAVE PEACE WITH GOD” … click on … Tino Wallenda, leader of world famous high-wire “Flying Wallendas” tells how to have peace with God – Harold Hendrick
Other brief stories of those who have come to saving faith in Jesus Christ …
To hear … “AT AGE 17, JEREMY SMITH SPENT A YEAR IN JAIL. THAT IS WHEN HE CAME TO LIFE-CHANGING FAITH IN JESUS! LATER BEGAN WWW.RETHINK315.ORG.” … click on … At age 17, Jeremy Smith spent a year in jail. That is when he came to life-changing faith in Jesus! Later began www.rethink315.org. – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “WONDERFUL! AUTHENTIC, FOR REAL, GOD-CALLED EVANGELIST WAYNE BRISTOW, SHARES FROM THE WORD OF GOD HOW TO BE FORGIVEN OF EVERY SIN AND READY TO MEET GOD WHEN WE DIE!” … click on … Wonderful! Authentic, for real, God-called Evangelist Wayne Bristow, shares from the Word of God how to be forgiven of every sin and ready to meet God when we die! – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “BILL AND CARLA SIMOKAITIS, CONNECTED BY DEEP SIN, CAME TO FAITH IN CHRIST, BECAME SERVANTS OF JESUS TO BLACKS; NOW MISSIONARIES TO “AIDS” VICTIMS IN KENYA” … click on … Bill and Carla Simokaitis, connected by deep sin, came to faith in Christ, became servants of Jesus to blacks; now missionaries to “Aids” victims in Kenya … – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “ST. LOUIS BUSINESSMAN PAT BRADLEY WAS AN ALCOHOLIC THAT LED TO HIS DIVORCE. ENTER JESUS INTO HIS LIFE! HE BEGAN WWW.CRISISAID.ORG, HELPING THE NEEDY, HUNGRY AND THOSE TRAPPED IN THE “SEX TRADE” WORLDWIDE” … click on … St. Louis businessman Pat Bradley was an alcoholic that led to his divorce. Enter Jesus into his life! He began www.crisisaid.org, helping the needy, hungry and those trapped in the “sex trade” worldwide – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “Pat Bradley began www.crisisaid.org, delivered 100+ girls from sex trafficking, 600 worldwide!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/07/30/pat-bradley-3-began-www-crisisaid-org-delivered-100-girls-from-sex-trafficking-600-worldwide
To hear … “James Robison: conceived by rape, doctor wouldn’t abort him; received Christ, preached to millions” … click on… https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/07/17/james-robison-conceived-rape-doctor-wouldnt-abort-received-christ-preached-millions/
To hear … “Connie Eller: post-abortive, received Christ, forgiven, joyful, began ‘Blacks for Life’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2012/12/04/kathy-sparks-abortionist-in-rocky-marriage-suicidal-now-joyous-saving-lives-difference-jesus/
To hear … “A ONE-MINUTE TESTIMONY FROM JOSH HAWLEY: ‘FOLLOWING JESUS IS THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE!’” … click on … A one-minute testimony from Josh Hawley: “Following Jesus is the greatest adventure of your life!” – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “PAUL KRUSE HEARD J VERNON MCGEE ON BOTT RADIO NETWORK IN HIS TRUCK; RECEIVED CHRIST, TOTALLY CHANGED” … click on … Paul Kruse heard J Vernon McGee on Bott Radio Network in his truck; received Christ, totally changed – Harold Hendrick and …
To hear … “DALE PUGH: DEFIANT, BY 17 ARRESTED 5 TIMES, “CALLED ON GOD FROM JAIL.” NOW LIVING IN JOY, PURPOSE” … click on … Dale Pugh: defiant, by 17 arrested 5 times, “called on God from jail.” Now living in joy, purpose – Harold Hendrick.