Two weeks ago, the man synonymous with carefree adverturism, someone who lept the fountain at Caesar’s Palace (right), told a Palm Sunday crowd at the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County that he had taken a leap of faith.
“I don’t know what in the world happened,” Robert “Evel” Knievel said. “I don’t know if it was the power of the prayer or God himself, but it just reached out, either while I was driving or walking down the sidewalk or sleeping, and it justâthe power of God in Jesus just grabbed me. â¦ All of a sudden, I just believed in Jesus Christ. I did, I believed in him! â¦ I rose up in bed and, I was by myself, and I said, ‘Devil, Devil, you bastard you, get away from me. I cast you out of my life.’ â¦ I just got on my knees and prayed that God would put his arms around me and never, ever, ever let me go.”
Evel’s testimony reportedly resulted in hundreds of people being baptized on the spot. From an article I submitted to Christianity Today last night, online now.