The successful billionaire Henry Sy Jr. shared how he turned away from his sinful lifestyle to follow Jesus during their church’s online anniversary celebration.
Henry Sy Jr. is co-vice chairman of a major conglomerate in the Philippines founded by his late father. He has been recognized as one of the world’s richest people in 2020 according to Forbes. The businessman has always been open about his Christian faith. However, years ago, as they were just starting to build their business, he was living a sinful life far away from God.
Henry Sy Jr.
On the online anniversary celebration of Christ’s Commission Fellowship, Mr. Sy opened up about his testimony and how he turned away from his sinful lifestyle to follow Jesus.
“From an early age, we were trained to earn money and to be the best in business,” he said. “Eventually, our family business grew and grew until it became one of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines. Along with these successes came all the vices and sinful lifestyles of which I thought was the norm for a guy like me.”
The younger Mr. Sy thought that as long as he did not commit any “major sins,” he would still be accepted into the Kingdom of God.
“The concept of eternal judgment and hell did not even occur to me as I reason out that as long as I did not rape, kill or commit major sins, and as long as I think I am a good person, God will understand and let me into His Kingdom.”
However, upon stumbling on a Bible verse, he realized that only God could save him.
“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?” – Mark 8:36
Grace of God
“Only Jesus could turn my life around from the awful sinner that I once was,” he added. “Through weekly Bible studies, I learned that the saving of the soul is all by the grace of God. It cannot be earned or deserved.”
The 66-year-old billionaire asked for God’s forgiveness and surrendered his life to God. He has turned away from his sinful lifestyle to live a Godly life. He now leads his family into a deeper relationship with God and also encourages the world to accept the grace of God.
“I realized that my sinful lifestyle can only be forgiven and cured by Christ our Savior through His death and shedding of His blood. God helped me to repent and accept His precious gift of forgiveness and I gave my life to Jesus.”
Reference: YouTube | Christ’s Commission Fellowship