The Psalmist says | Chap.51:5.
“Behold I was shapen in iniquity: and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
I was a man of like passions: conceived in sin; born into a sinful world and dead in sin until December, 1972. I had a Damascus encounter with the Spirit of the Living God through my Redeemer, Jesus Christ. All that I am, I owe to Jesus Christ as revealed to me in His Divine Book: “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am Chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long suffering for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.”
1Tim.1:15, 16; but this was not so from the beginning. I was once an infidel, a reckless blasphemer, a ringleader of the ungodly, a servant of the devil, initiated into many satanic secret societies and all forms of occultism, profane to the point of shocking the profane: Without restraint lashing out at the religion so abhorrent to my own soul.
But by the mercy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, it pleased God out of His unsearchable love to arrest me in my folly. God preserved, restored, pardoned and appointed me an ambassador of His Grace to proclaim the faith I had so long laboured hard to destroy.