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John Bevere said he visited Jim Bakker in prison and Jim told him that his experience brought about a change of heart. He experienced Jesus as Master for the first time. He lost his family, ministry, everything he owned, and then found Jesus. He said, "John, this prison is not God’s judgement on my life but his mercy. I believe if I had continued on the path I was on, I would have ended up in hell!" He also said, “I always loved Jesus, yet he was not my Lord, and there are millions of Americans just like me”. Jim Bakker’s board encouraged him in greed and sin, and they were in the church. (page 82, The Fear of the Lord, John Bevere)

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