“There’s a difference between knowing who Christ is and being a disciple of Christ and recognizing Christ as a personality and being of God. I’m more aware of that than anything and it dictates my very being. So I wouldn’t have much to offer anybody who wants to know about politics or history or art or any of that. I’ve always been pretty extreme in all them areas anyway.”
Whether on or off the road Dylan worships whenever he can at the Assembly of God, a fundamentalist, pentecostal, evangelical denomination that believe in the literal Bible and speaking in tongues. He came to Christ through a revelation, a personal experience with Jesus.
“Jesus put his hand on me. It was a physical thing. I felt it. I felt it all over me. I felt my whole body tremble. The glory of the Lord knocked me down and picked me up.”
“Being born again is a hard thing. You ever seen a mother give birth to a child? Well it’s painful. We don’t like to lose those old attitudes and hang-ups. Conversion takes time because you have to learn to crawl before you can walk. You have to learn to drink milk before you can eat meat. You’re re-born, but like a baby. A baby doesn’t know anything about this world and that’s what it’s like when you’re reborn. You’re a stranger. You have to learn all over again. God will show you what you need to know.”
“I guess He’s always been calling me,” Dylan said gently. “Of course, how would I have ever known that? That it was Jesus calling me. I always thought it was some voice that would be more identifiable. But Christ is calling everybody; we just turn him off. We just don’t want to hear. We think he’s gonna make our lives miserable, you know what I mean. We think he’s gonna make us do things we don’t want to do. Or keep us from doing things we want to do.”
“But God’s got his own purpose and time for everything. He knew when I would respond to His call.”