Norman Mellish – How I Learned the Truth of the Assembly (38 min)

Norman Mellish – How I Learned the Truth of the Assembly (38 min)

Norman Mellish was saved as a teenager. You can hear him tell the story of his conversion here. Now, in this recording, he tells the story of his life after God saved him, and how he learnt the truth of the local assembly. In his 20’s Norman got caught up in the Pentecostal Movement, and in a dramatic meeting one evening he had an experience of “speaking in tongues” (he gives some examples!). He then spend 5 years mixed up among charismatics. However, one day, reading a verse in the New Testament, God convinced him that the signs gifts were for the apostolic times, not for today. He never went back to the Pentecostals. However, with a gift for preaching, he found an opening to preach in the Congregational Church. Could he not be in fellowship in the assembly, and also take the occasional meeting in the Congregationals? That was Norman’s struggle and it’s fascinating to hear how the Lord convinced him of the need to be separate from ecclesiastical error and stick to putting all his efforts into building up the local assembly only. Reading: 1 Tim 1:11-17. (Message originally given in Ballymena – no date).