Is It Well With Your Soul?


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Hear the powerful testimony of Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann of South Africa and how God rescued him from a life spiraling out of control due to addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.

The Honourable Eberhard Bertelsmann,

Judge in the Land Claims Court (Retired), South Africa

Judge Bertelsmann received his B.A. in Law from the University of Stellenbosch and LL.B. from the University of South Africa where he became a Junior Lecturer with the Faculty of Law. He has been a public prosecutor, Senior Counsel, and served in various positions in the General Counsel of the Bar of South Africa and other international legal organizations. He was appointed as Judge to the High Court, Pretoria, in 2000, then had an acting appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein, SA, and finally served on the Land Claims Court from which he officially retired in August 2016. He is now involved in the pro bono clinic of the Christian Lawyers Association and presides over insolvency enquiries and arbitrations. We asked him to share his powerful testimony of recovering and restoration. He was treated in the Elim Clinic, a Christian professional addiction treatment center, for addiction to Ativan (tranquilizer) and alcohol, and later was a director of that clinic for 26 years.