George Foreman: Once Fighting for the World, Now Fighting in God’s Army

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He is a two-time former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author and successful entrepreneur. He is known as one of the hardest hitters in boxing history. His most notable fights were his knockout against Joe Frazier in 1973 and his loss to Muhammad Ali in the Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire, Africa in 1974. He went on to become the oldest man ever to become the heavyweight boxing champion of the world at age 45 after he came back to the ring from retirement to raise money for his foundation. He has been named one of the 25 greatest fighters of all time by Ring Magazine, having won 76 of his 81 fights. After retiring from boxing for a second time, he became a successful businessman, promoting healthy eating and fat-reduction. He is also known for raising 10 children—five boys and five girls.

After his loss to Jimmy Young on March 17, 1977, he entered his dressing room and began pacing back and forth, thinking about his future, his death, and his relationship with God. He had always prayed to God and believed that as long as he treated people right, he was okay. But this inner conflict and turmoil began to bother him so much so that he found himself lying on the floor having a vision and an out of body experience with God. He was taken to what seemed like hell, and he saw death and other religions. God told him in this vision, “I don’t want your money, I want you!”

He says of this experience, “I had never believed in Jesus before and I wasn’t going to go for it. I never would have, but let me tell you, Jesus is alive…There’s a lot of people who think for sure, and some think maybe, or maybe not. But I know [that Jesus is alive]. Since then I’ve been telling everybody about Jesus! Why God did this to me, I don’t know; but I just praise Him every day. I dropped everything I was doing to tell the whole world that Jesus Christ is alive. God took me all over the world fighting, and I was just trying to exalt myself. Now I’m going all over the world to try and tell them about Jesus.” The man who said these words is George Foreman.

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This is the “Chief of Sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, and just as George Foreman gave his life to Christ, may I encourage you to do the same. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If you want to know Jesus Christ today as your personal Saviour as George Foreman does, all you have to do is acknowledge and realize that you have done some bad things in your life which are called sin; you have sinned against God. The Bible says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Then believe on Jesus Christ for salvation, and pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. The Bible says in Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:13 states, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me the following simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith! God Bless You!