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04/11/2008 08:37:20 AM · #26
United Methodist here!
04/11/2008 08:40:54 AM · #27
I'm here, too. Not a big fan of organized church as such, but Jesus is my saviour. You don't have to look far around here to find atheists, socialists, and even some communists, and they're not shy about bashing us. Be visible and vocal with your faith. We are the salt of the earth.
04/11/2008 08:45:52 AM · #28
I'm a happy Lutheran (similar to a Catholic but 25% less guilt!).
04/11/2008 08:50:17 AM · #29
Amen! Art, thank you for sharing!

Originally posted by timfythetoo:

This sounds alot like my story in His story. Testimonies are powerful - not only as a witnessing tool but as inspiration for other believers. DOn't look at it as preaching to the choir, but more like shouting praises with your brothers and sisters.

This is well worth reading again and again.
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

As a former "evangelistic" atheist - I used to convince/argue/reason Christians into non-belief - which sadly was easier to do than the other way around. In spite of all I did to avoid, anger or provoke God (if there was one), He still hung in there and pulled me from death several times. Only awhile after I became a father did I hear His voice tell me "Would you not do the same for your children?"

I have been a Christian for 13 years. In that time I've met people and have seen things that were right in front of me, next to me, all around me for my entire life that should have easily convinced me that Jesus was real, but I looked right through it because I was completely blind to it. I still question it all the time, test it against everything I think I know or new things I have learned and tried to shake it - can't do it - once you discover truth, nothing else will do. It's not about religion and for me has little or nothing to do with religion - it's about personal experience, relationship and having scales removed from your eyes (and heart).

Could have posted this in the "other" thread - preaching to the choir in here I guess, but I'm sure many of the others are popping in here. And I'm not here to convert anyone, but I'm not here to deny who I am either. And when I am slow in chiming in about my faith, it's always because I never feel like I present the best example of what people think a Christian should be. Whatcanyado. :)
04/11/2008 08:51:21 AM · #30
Come April 23rd, it will be two years since I was baptized and saved by Jesus. There are days I doubt and question some things, but God continues to take me by the hand (sometimes gently) or hits me upside the head with a 2x4 so I can learn and grow. I've found a wonderful church and group of christian friends that I can't imaging not having in my life. God truly blesses us all!

Message edited by author 2008-04-11 08:52:34.
04/11/2008 08:58:38 AM · #31
Sinner saved by Grace, count me in!
04/11/2008 09:06:35 AM · #32
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

I still question it all the time, test it against everything I think I know or new things I have learned and tried to shake it - can't do it - once you discover truth, nothing else will do. It's not about religion and for me has little or nothing to do with religion - it's about personal experience, relationship and having scales removed from your eyes (and heart).


Serious comment: Art, that was beautiful and it is obvious this comes from the heart. And religion and faith should be questioned, or else one will not learn from it.

Not so serious comment: I'll never look at a Village Burner in the same way any more :P
04/11/2008 09:10:40 AM · #33
a serious moment from Art ... I like it. Very well said :)

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

As a former "evangelistic" atheist - I used to convince/argue/reason Christians into non-belief - which sadly was easier to do than the other way around. In spite of all I did to avoid, anger or provoke God (if there was one), He still hung in there and pulled me from death several times. Only awhile after I became a father did I hear His voice tell me "Would you not do the same for your children?"

I have been a Christian for 13 years. In that time I've met people and have seen things that were right in front of me, next to me, all around me for my entire life that should have easily convinced me that Jesus was real, but I looked right through it because I was completely blind to it. I still question it all the time, test it against everything I think I know or new things I have learned and tried to shake it - can't do it - once you discover truth, nothing else will do. It's not about religion and for me has little or nothing to do with religion - it's about personal experience, relationship and having scales removed from your eyes (and heart).

Could have posted this in the "other" thread - preaching to the choir in here I guess, but I'm sure many of the others are popping in here. And I'm not here to convert anyone, but I'm not here to deny who I am either. And when I am slow in chiming in about my faith, it's always because I never feel like I present the best example of what people think a Christian should be. Whatcanyado. :)

04/11/2008 09:16:33 AM · #34
humbled daily that God would allow me into his fold...by his wonderful grace I too, am a Christian. :-) Happpiest of days to everyone. We ARE loved :-)
04/11/2008 09:24:55 AM · #35
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and HE will make your paths straight! Proverbs 2:5,6

I'm proud to be one toooo!!!!!
04/11/2008 09:43:22 AM · #36
raises hand
04/11/2008 10:32:52 AM · #37
Raised Catholic...now just a believer in Jesus Christ. Going to church just doesn't do it for me.
04/11/2008 10:41:02 AM · #38
Count me in. I am here with you all! :-)
04/11/2008 10:55:11 AM · #39
I am here... :-))

Originally posted by dponlyme:

Would like to meet more people who are Christian on DPC. Any out there? I've met a lot of atheist and social liberals. Where are all the Christians?
04/11/2008 11:25:27 AM · #40
Originally posted by dponlyme:

Would like to meet more people who are Christian on DPC. Any out there? I've met a lot of atheist and social liberals. Where are all the Christians?


I still struggle to see how a political view (social liberal) is classified with the religions. It seems to say that social liberals are not Christians. I am a Christian, no specific denomination because I feel none of them are 100% right. I grew up Catholic, but stopped going after high school. I believe in Jesus Christ, I believe he was the son of God and died for our sins. I do not believe that other religions are wrong, they all teach the same basic thing.... treat your neighbor as you would yourself. As far as the "social liberal" in me (which is not the same thing as a economic liberal) I try to be on the moderate end. I see social and conservative ideas i like. It's when religious people mix up religion and politics and try to force their morals on the country through laws that makes me sick. Believe what you want and let me believe what I want and stop mixing politics and religion!!!!

Message edited by author 2008-04-11 12:46:10.
04/11/2008 11:30:18 AM · #41
Originally posted by AndyMac24:

Believe what you want and let me believe what I want and stop mixing politics and religion!!!!


Amen to that!
04/11/2008 12:11:09 PM · #42
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

As a former "evangelistic" atheist - I used to convince/argue/reason Christians into non-belief - which sadly was easier to do than the other way around. In spite of all I did to avoid, anger or provoke God (if there was one), He still hung in there and pulled me from death several times. Only awhile after I became a father did I hear His voice tell me "Would you not do the same for your children?"

I have been a Christian for 13 years. In that time I've met people and have seen things that were right in front of me, next to me, all around me for my entire life that should have easily convinced me that Jesus was real, but I looked right through it because I was completely blind to it. I still question it all the time, test it against everything I think I know or new things I have learned and tried to shake it - can't do it - once you discover truth, nothing else will do. It's not about religion and for me has little or nothing to do with religion - it's about personal experience, relationship and having scales removed from your eyes (and heart).

Could have posted this in the "other" thread - preaching to the choir in here I guess, but I'm sure many of the others are popping in here. And I'm not here to convert anyone, but I'm not here to deny who I am either. And when I am slow in chiming in about my faith, it's always because I never feel like I present the best example of what people think a Christian should be. Whatcanyado. :)

Art you may feel that you are not the best example but your post is a great example of how God works.
A great read Art - Thank you for your post.
04/11/2008 12:15:02 PM · #43
I, too, am a believer.

R.
04/11/2008 12:17:50 PM · #44
Me as well. Worship leader for years and in a christian rock band.
04/11/2008 12:19:00 PM · #45
I'm not perfect, just forgiven. It grieves me to see self-professed Christians not acting that way to non-Christians. That's why I don't have a "fish" or Christian bumper sticker. When I cut someone off on the freeway I don't want them associating my sometimes bad behavior with my beliefs.

Message edited by ClubJuggle - Removed quote of deleted post.
04/11/2008 12:41:04 PM · #46
raises hand. :)
100% catholic
04/11/2008 12:52:20 PM · #47
Me, Me, ME! My relationship with God thru His Son is THE most important thing in my life. And, I still find it mind blowing that someone could look at all the hard evidence (if they would really DO that): scientific, historic, journalistic and archeological evidence and doubt that Jesus was who he said he was. And if he was. . . there are going to be some very rude awakenings once eternity is faced.

But thanks for asking dponlyme. I too am happy to see so many fellow Christians here!
04/11/2008 01:00:55 PM · #48
Originally posted by sabphoto:



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Harmony Christian Church, Lifehouse Dance <---that's my daughter there :)


Was your daughter the lead? She did very well! Our youth group is learning that one for a mission trip in Alaska. I love it, and it stings my heart every time I see it.

For any interested, State of the Arts by Gene Edward Veith JR, is a very interesting book about art in general. He writes a lot about God's purpose for the arts, his love of the arts, and God's own creative nature. Very, very interesting, I'm enjoying it a lot.

Message edited by author 2008-04-11 13:02:36.
04/11/2008 01:05:17 PM · #49
Hello and welcome!!!
04/11/2008 01:10:00 PM · #50
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