TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/19/17 12:17 pm
I was raised in a mainline Protestant church. Did not have much use for Jesus. Not till later, when I was going to join the Catholic Church and then I find out that He died for my sins. I've always had a very deep love of God. How do I know and that my family had Jewish roots I might've started going to synagogue. The more I read about Judaism the more I love it.
outlaw393 46 is illegitimate
05/19/17 1:31 am
Born and raised in the Church. Was born again and had a believers baptism at the age of 24.
Now 33, haven't attended the Church I was rebaptised at regularly for the past probably 5 or 6 years. Don't attend one now and don't plan on it anytime soon.
05/18/17 10:31 pm
While I was living in Kansas City I had a bunch of trouble. Called friends in another state and they sent someone to help and be with me. The situation was above his experience and skill level. He took me to church. The transformation was amazing. I have never looked back
SonoranBloom Formerly cowtown2
05/18/17 8:53 pm
I grew up knowing about Christianity, but chose not to commit my life. I didn't want to live by God's "rules" as a teen/young adult. I wanted to do my own thing. Well, often in life there are consequences for living outside of God's guidelines. When I was 22 I was hit hard with some of those consequences. I felt scared, embarrassed, and somewhat alone. My cousin (a pastor) counseled me and lead me to the Lord. I've been walking with Him ever since.
05/18/17 2:06 pm
On my mission to Paraguay, when I was stripped of everything that gave me comfort. He was there for me.
And with no distractions I could feel His presence.
sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
05/18/17 1:17 pm
I was raised in a Christian home, so I had a good understanding of what a Christian was supposed to do, but it didn't sink in until I was about 20. I had volunteered to go on a mission trip. Before they sent us off there was a training camp they sent us to. well at that camp I volunteered as part of a choir. we sang a song called "A Child's Prayer". singing that song I had the Spirit fill my heart, I could feel our Fathers love surrounding me. I knew then beyond the shadow of a doubt that God was there, that he loves his children, and that I needed to do what I could to be his servant from then on.
I love God, I love his Gospel, and I love what he has done with me since that day. I will never be the same.
jenkp223 Being a mommy
05/18/17 12:27 pm
I wasn't raised religious at all. In fact, I was raised by parents who were openly hostile toward religion. However, freshman year a friend of mine invited me to an outreach event at her church. That was where it happened.
ReligiousCommie No Longer Active
05/18/17 12:26 pm
I was raised agnostically (atheist Mom, Catholic Dad both of which encouraged me to think for myself and find my own path whether it was atheism or Catholicism or something else). I didn't really think too much about it until 6th grade when my mom and I both became Catholics. However, I didn't really understand what that meant, and in high school I fell away into atheism. During college, I started to reconsider and experimented with Judaism, Sikhism, Shia Islam, Catholicism and several other religions. I had a massive debate with an atheist friend after paring it down to the religions I mentioned above (minus Judaism) and during that debate, which lasted most of my freshman year in college, eliminated Shia. After much thinking and prayer I finally came to Christ in junior year, just in time to pray to St. Joseph of Cupertino for help on the midterms. I went back to my hometown over break that year, and got Confessed for the first time ever. And here I am, 2 years later, a Catholic.
4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/18/17 12:24 pm
I didn't grow up in church. When I was about 15, a teenaged guy asked to put up a flier in the trailer park my parents managed, concerning a revival at his church. I happened to be in the office and he invited me.
I had some friends that were attending, so I went. I got involved in some of that church's ministries, and one night, in the middle of the night, I was reading a Christian tract, and realized I needed to ask God to forgive me of my sins, and I would receive salvation through Jesus' sacrificial death on the Cross.
I prayed the sinner's prayer, accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and have been trying to live for Him ever since. I'm so thankful this happened just before my mother starting drinking, became an alcoholic and committed suicide. My faith strengthened me and comforted me during that time, as it has throughout my life.
Okie1967 Lets go brandon
05/18/17 12:11 pm
Sorry, but polls like this require me to "put too much out there." I don't put stuff that I consider sacred or deeply personal online for strangers to poke at and ridicule. I'll simply say that I'm a Christian and that I make conscious effort to emulate the Savior's example.
SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
05/18/17 11:56 am
I don't really know. I know it happened sometime during my sophomore year. Coming off of the worst year of my life, I transferred into a new high school and was just so happy, that I felt that this kind of feeling was not possible without a God. It sounds silly, but it's hard to explain well. Then I found SOH, where I saw people like @tlaney1 and you, political, making extremely convincing arguments for God and Christianity. I did more research, debated more on SOH, and became more and more sure of my faith.
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