A Reluctant Atheist’s Conversion into a Christian Missionary

by Lu Paradise • 2012-05-20 •  212 views

Adoniram1Adoniram Judson

Adoniram Judson was born in 1788, the son of a devout Congregationalist minister. From early in life he excelled in everything he touched. So excellent was young Judson’s scholarship that he was enrolled at Rhode Island Christian College at the age of 16.

Unlike many other missionaries, Adoniram did not have an early call from God or love for Him. In fact, Judson fell in with a number of atheists, chief of which was James Eames who became his dear friend. By the age of 20, the minister’s son had completely denounced Christ and his upbringing. “Like the prodigal son he left home in quest of an exciting life. He wanted to escape parental restraints.” 1 The story of Adoniram Judson’s conversion has been told so many times that it really does not need to be documented. Continue reading “A Reluctant Atheist’s Conversion into a Christian Missionary”

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