Skip to comments.Kirsten Powers: How a Liberal Democrat and Former Atheist Came to Know Jesus Christ as her Savior
Posted on 07/14/2013 5:59:59 AM PDT by Gamecock
She is a political analyst, blogger, columnist and commentator. She is a Democrat who regularly contributes to USA Today, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal among other publications. She formerly served under the Clinton administration from 1993-1998 and was appointed Deputy Assistant U.S Trade Representative for Public Affairs.
In an interview with Focus on the Family, she shares how she converted from atheism to Christianity. She said: I was not looking to be a Christian. The last thing in the world I wanted to be was a Christian. I had grown up as an Episcopalian, but not evangelical, born again, or any of those kinds of things. It was very high church, kind of mainline, protestant, episcopalian. I did believe in God, but it wasnt anywhere near what would come to happen to me later in life.
When I went away to college, whatever little faith I had, I lost. I ended up graduating from college. I worked in the Clinton administration. All my friends were secular liberals. At this point, I really got even more deeply into an incredibly secular world because now, all my friends were basically atheists, or if they had any kind of spirituality, they were very hostile towards religion, Christianity in particular. So, I really didnt have any interest in it.
I started dating someone who went to Tim Kellers church, Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City. Out of curiosity, I went with him. But I told him upfront that I would never become a Christian; that its never going to happen. After about six or seven months, I began to think that the weight of history is more on the side of what [I was hearing at this church] than not. Tim Keller had made such a strong case, that I began to think its not even smart to reject this. It just doesnt seem like a good intellectual decision.
Really, it was like God sort of invaded my life. It was very unwelcome. I didnt like it. Obviously, I started having a lot of different experiences where I felt God was doing a lot of things in my life. Its kind of hard to describe, but I did have this moment where the scales just fell off of my eyes, where I was saying, this is just totally true, I dont even have any doubt. I dont really feel like I had any courage when I became a Christian, I just gave in. I wasnt courageous; I didnt have any choice. I kept trying to not believe but I just couldnt avoid [accepting Christ]. If I could have avoided it, I would have. There is nothing convenient about it in my life or in the world I live in. Its not like living in the South where everybody is a Christian. I live in a world where nobody is a believer. But God pursued me.
Her name is Kirsten Powers
Sounds like her "free will" was violated.
Thanks for posting this. I praise the Lord for violating my “free will.” Oh what grace!
In the last couple years I have worshiped at Redeemer about 8 times.
Always heard a clear presentation of the Gospel message. On one occasion they were baptizing about 8 people. It was truly fascinating to see a tremendous variety of people make a public profession. Former Buddhists, atheists, blacks, whites, Asians.....
Timeline? When was this?
She is either the last or the first in a group of Democrats who still remember what Principles are.
She is a good one to have around.
And I am glad she is.
Now she needs to denounce the Democrat party and her conversion is complete. I did not say she has to be a Republican now. That is no proof of a Christian life.
God’s grace and love are overwhelming.
She’s still a liberal. Statements like this...”Its not like living in the South where everybody is a Christian” show her true colors as a northern elitist.
I’m glad she found Christ but I’ve always found it impossible to understand how you can be a lib AND a Christian.
Wonder if she was pro-life before God crashed into her life?
I wondered where her change in attitude came from...
Thank you for posting that. It made my day.
But she’s still a Leftist?
“Now she needs to denounce the Democrat party and her conversion is complete.”
God can use her right where she is.
Give her time.
Babies have to crawl before they walk.
The Holy Spirit.
There is nothing like the grace of Jesus Christ. I will pray for Miss Powers. Jesus is working in her heart!
Indeed. That’s the only place it can come from.