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Cynthia Cooper tells the story of growing up as a Jehovah's witness and reveals what her painful journey was like to discovering the truth of Jesus Christ. Though her parents disowned her for disavowing her religion, which devastated Cooper, see how she found love and acceptance through Christ.
In a candid conversation with Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Cooper opens up about a childhood of hardship and isolation. "No celebration of holidays, birthdays, or Christmas," she says and recalls being taught, "Jesus Christ was simply a prophet who came to the earth. They don't believe that God is able to talk to you."
Not only that, but in order to get salvation that is freely given to Christians, Cynthia was taught she had to work for hers. "Jehovah's witnesses believe you can get your salvation through works and so, the more hours you have in field service, the more doors you knock on, the more new converts you got, the more valuable you were to Kingdom Hall."
As she grew older, through a supernatural encounter, Cynthia discovered priceless freedom and unspeakable joy through Christ. But it came at a cost.
Her mother and father disowned her, which was emotionally devastating, causing Cynthia to slip into a deep depression. "I can remember having a bottle of pills and I called one of my friends, and I basically told him goodbye, because I was planning on killing myself."
But through prayers, support, and a deeper understanding of the word of God, Cynthia's depression finally lifted.
Today, she knows the difference between religion and relationship, and is sharing this powerful message of hope with others.
Watch Cynthia Cooper's story below.