“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” – Matthew 24:14
It was on 2011, when Jan Rhais Amantiad, the creator of this website was reading the 28th chapter of the book “The Great Controversy” when he was inspired to start a blog after reading this line:“Have we improved the powers entrusted us, in hand and heart and brain, to the glory of God and the blessing of the world? How have we used our time, our pen, our voice, our money, our influence?”
Jan first ventured and tried to reach the the Netizens through Tumblr on 2011. Months after that, he shifted the focus of his ministry to WordPress. After 2 years, on June 2014 he exploited the capabilities of a Facebook page where he created A Sinner Was Saved. The blooming usage of other social media platforms among young adults made him more eager to expand his reach. He created a Twitter account with the same title and begun sharing verses within the 160 character limit. But as the Gospel of Christ is far reaching in its enormity, its message must not be limited to only 160 characters of plain text only. Being a graphic designer, he used his talent to illustrate and create images and graphical designs with typographic Bible verses and lines embedded in it. The social media platform he used next to spread that materials is thru Pinterest and Instagram. The Facebook page is still the focus in which all his links from these various social media sites converge. While the WordPress site is still present, he thought about creating a free site that is more than stunning and is more Google Search friendly than the free WordPress.com, he come up with the Weebly platform. This, being the latest of his web presence in sharing God’s word is daily updated and contents are consistently produced and presented to bring to the users and readers the best that Jan can give in channeling God’s message to humanity.
While A Sinner Was Saved is growing, have you asked yourself when would you start to grow too? Every True Christian is a missionary. The field may be different and the ways may not be the same, but we are placed and given the means of sharing and influencing others the Gospel of Christ. May the lines below inspire you more in your search for your own personal ministry, how humble or how huge it may be, it’s the purpose that matters. Do all to the glory of God!
“God could have sent angels to work for the reformation of man, but he did not do this. Humanity must touch humanity. The church is the Lord’s instrumentality. He works through those that are willing to be worked. If the church had cherished a sense of her accountability, fervent, earnest messengers would have carried the truth to countries far and near. God’s living word would have been preached in every corner of the earth.” – Review and Herald
“Sins that have not been repented of and forsaken will not be pardoned and blotted out of the books of record, but will stand to witness against the sinner in the day of God. He may have committed his evil deeds in the light of day or in the darkness of night; but they were open and manifest before Him with whom we have to do. Angels of God witnessed each sin and registered it in the unerring records. Sin may be concealed, denied, covered up from father, mother, wife, children, and associates; no one but the guilty actors may cherish the least suspicion of the wrong; but it is laid bare before the intelligences of heaven. The darkness of the darkest night, the secrecy of all deceptive arts, is not sufficient to veil one thought from the knowledge of the Eternal. God has an exact record of every unjust account and every unfair dealing. He is not deceived by appearances of piety. He makes no mistakes in His estimation of character. Men may be deceived by those who are corrupt in heart, but God pierces all disguises and reads the inner life.” – The Great Controversy, page 486