My Journey Into Light
I am Sadiq Olawuyi Rasheed, born in Oyo town of Oyo state, Nigeria. I am taking free ministry and Bible courses at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about free online Bible courses, Click Here). CLI will equip me for God’s call to reach others for Christ.
My parents were Muslims, and so I was trained as a Muslim. They told us that Islam is the only religion that qualifies a man to make it to heaven. So, I did all I could to defend Islam and not listen to anyone who had another opinion regarding the matter. I hated Christianity so much that I always locked up my heart against their view of how to get to heaven. The story got worse when some of the few Christians I accidentally heard said that the only way to heaven is Jesus. Much anger arose in me because it was contrary to Islam. I grew so much hatred for the Christians and wouldn’t want to see any of them coming close to me.
The Good News of Jesus Christ
However, one day, my mother got born again. She introduced her new faith and belief in Christ Jesus to us. I rejected being born again and saw her recent experience with Christ as cooked up stories. I reluctantly disagreed with the simplicity of the gospel. To me, the good news of Christ to forgive all our sins the moment we believe in Him was too good to be considered. How could that be without any requirement of works, as I learned in my former religion?
However, eventually, she led me to Christ, and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. I agreed in my inner man to be born again. So, I confessed my sins and gave my life to Christ. After this, I expected transformation in the physical because before that time, I was sexually abused. This abuse resulted in porn watching and promiscuity on my part. The more I tried stopping the act without calling Jesus into it, the more difficult it became. It was not until I read from the scripture that God’s grace is sufficient for me, and then I trusted in the Word. Gradually, I experienced the power of God working in me, and I became free from addiction and sins.
Ministry and Bible Courses Online at CLI
Going by what Christ wrought in me, I determined to know Him and the power of His resurrection just as the Apostle Paul wanted. I desired this to be tremendously used by God. So, I joined a local church where Christ forms their doctrine. So, I began to learn about Christ more deeply. I also realized that I am to reach the unsaved with the gospel of Christ. Then, they can be saved and have a thorough understanding of their inheritance in Christ Jesus.
I was sharing Christ with others before coming across the Christian Leaders Institute. Then, I decided to join CLI because I wanted to be equipped for the task ahead. I wanted ministry and Bible courses as I am committed to the ministry of reconciliation. Through the Bible courses and ministry training, I can do it with knowledge and care to not run in vain. Thank you, CLI!
Steps to Sign Up At Christian Leaders Institute
Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2.
After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course. You will locate the course at your “home” button when you are logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.
Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course, and then you are allowed to enroll in mini-courses or regular courses.
The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.