A little boy was converted by reading the New Testament. One day his dog tore a page from his New Testament. The boy told his preacher about the dog eating the page, explaining that he was worried.
The preacher explained, “If that dog can other beasts and not be hurt, a page from the Bible won’t hurt him either.”
The child said, “When I read the Bible it made me love my enemies and forgive everyone. Now my dog will forgive all the wild beasts and be their friend.”
Here was a very promising little boy. He was thinking for himself. It is positively true that old time religion changes the nature of men. The Bible teaches, “If any made be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away. Behold all things are become new.”
If you are a changed person and your life now has a different tin and your steps lead in a different direction, then you can say, “I’m following Christ.”