Is used in few different ways.
One common usage is when a person is
brought into a courtroom
-placed under oath-
to tell, attest to, or give
to his or her personal knowledge or experience
with reference to the case that is being heard.
To link the word “Christian” to the word
is to narrow the focus of the testimony and who can give it.
Only a Christian can give a Christian testimony, and a Christian is one who has -received- forgiveness for sin by -trusting alone- in the person and work of Jesus Christ for that forgiveness.
A Christian testimony
is given when Christians relate how we came to -know the God-
of the Bible -through the moving- of the Holy Spirit
in our hearts Most commonly, we are sharing how we became
Christians by God’s miraculous intervention and
work in our lives through specific events. Often we can only see that in hindsight, but sharing that experience is vital
Also, when giving this testimony,
a sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is always a necessity
Though we can include specific information about how
we came to accept Christ as Savior,
those details should not be the focus of the testimony. The focus should be about the death, burial and resurrection
A Christian testimony should
not end with the conversion experience, but should also include the ways in which the Lord has worked in our lives to -sanctify-us for His
As an example, a testimony could include how
He brought us -through- a difficult time in our life
and built our faith in Him through that experience. We should also be able to describe the
continual process by which the
Spirit who now indwells us leads, guides,
molds and shapes us into mature Christians.
Again, the focus should be on the Lord and His faithfulness, and should include at least one verse that speaks of that faithfulness
(Psalm 18:2, 6).
As for me, I know that... only through Jesus Christ are we...
Saved by Grace