Two and a Half Men Star, Angus Jones, Converts to Adventism!
Recently, a star from Two and a Half Men, an American Television sitcom airing since 2003, has converted to the Seventh-Day Adventist religion. Angus T. Jones, who plays the nephew (the half man part), was raised in a Christian School. He has been searching for a powerful church experience, and has been visiting with a Bible worker, watching some videos and learning about the end times ministry. He is now attending the Valley Cross Roads Seventh-day Adventist Church in San Fernando Valley Region of Los Angeles. Subsequently after graduating for high school, he was baptized. He now loves the Sabbath, and is learning about the Sanctuary message and is attending evangelism classes on Mondays and Thursdays. He’s started sharing his testimony recently for the Voice of Prophecy, and also did worship at the Adventist Media Center.
Angus was born in Texas, and his family to transferred to California with him being at the age of four. After settling in, his mother suggesting he pursue his acting. “I was only four-and-a-half,” Angus says, “I didn’t know what was going on, I didn’t know what I wanted. ” Without taking any sort of acting classes, he auditioned to do a couple of commercials, and was chosen to do each of the few commercials he signed up for. He did commercials for a while, and was later on chosen to do movies. When he was 9 years old, he was offered the job at Two and a Half Men.
When Angus was in kindergarten, he moved to Ontario, California, where he attended a non denominational Christian school. His young life was divided between school and acting, sometimes his school work was transferred from his teachers to his acting directors. Overall, he managed what his parents wanted for him – to be a regular kid, even though he had an irregular job. Going to a Christian school and having a Bible class, he’s always been familiar with the Bible, and knew basic stories about Jesus. ” But God, the Bible, and the whole Christian thing, it was something that just stayed at school,” Angus shares, “We would rarely ever go to church, sometimes if it was Easter we would go with family. We never prayed before dinner, we didn’t read the Bible at home.”
In his Junior year in high school, his cousin introduced him to weed, and he began smoking it. His Junior year surrounded around just being with friends, and avoiding family issues as much as he could. The summer of his Senior year, he started doing acid. “I was one of those stereotypical ‘this drug could change the world’ type of people. I was being a little bit materialized.” Agnus retorts. “I wasn’t living with anything outside of me…I wasn’t using what I’d been given to help others, really.”
Recently. December of last year, 2011, Angus was speaking to a friend about future plans. The conversation evolved into business plans and ideas they were planning with different artists, and it hit Angus that God was the reason for all of this. “He wasn’t just the reason, I realized as it was hitting me, He was the center of all of this.” He claims that after admitting this to himself, a wave of feelings hit him at heart; warmth, acceptance, love. “The only way I can describe it is that it’s like being hugged by your favorite person ever, except this person can hug every single part of your being. I felt like I had just accepted God in my life.”
It was the first step to his change of lifestyle, and his cousin who first introduced him to weed, also had become awoken by God. He discussed with his cousin if it was possible to be a celebrity who can make God appealing to people and they both considered which direction they were going to go. He was having thoughts about continuing the show, or going to college, or just doing neither. He wanted to still remain in the public eye, and still be himself but changed at the same time, he wanted to desperately reflect Jesus in the eyes of his fans and of people in general. He spoke to one of his friends, and he believes that the Holy Spirit spoke through him, telling him that the position he was in was not where he needed to be, or rather where God wanted him to be.
He found himself doing Bible studies every weekend, but was struggling with his identity. After learning more about God from these studies, he felt he kept going back to the same sins from the weekend before. He knew he needed to get it together, but he was failing at it, and it really frustrated him. Subsequently after this course of events, he began intensely reading the Bible, and looking for a church to attend. He went visiting different churches, observing the way sermons were held, and the people. Then finally, there was this one church that he seemed to fit perfectly in. “The sermon was me. It was my life and everything I’d been through. It gave me answers, everything was me.” He was welcomed into the church by a guy named Nelson, who quickly jumped at the chance to give Angus Bible studies. He taught him about hell, and Angus was intrigued by the subject. His family begged him to leave this “cult” he had gotten into, but it was just so real to him and all of his answers were in the Bible. “There was no way of getting around it, and it was awesome. It felt right. The Sabbath is great, and it’s been an extreme blessing to me.” He feels that knowing the truth, and accepting it, has changed his life completely.
We all have a certain idea of how God will speak to us, and God speaks to everyone differently. But sometimes, the way that we’re waiting for him to communicate isn’t exactly the way he has planned. God has placed us all in this world for a purpose, never feel like you were born without gifts, or what you’re worthless. Keep an open mind, God always tries to speak to you. Sometimes he speaks to us in ways we least expect…
“But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you.” Romans 11:17-18
Posted on December 7, 2012, in Top Stories and tagged Accepting God in your life, Agnus Jones, Converting to Adventism, Converts to Adventism!, God, Holy Spirit, Life changing experience, Natalia Perez, transformation, Two and Half Men Star. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.