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  • I am a Christian.

    Hey everyone. Some of you already knew that I was going through a dark time of questioning and was even an agnostic for a while. After really thinking about what I do know and having some providential things happen, I would like to say that I am a Christian and will remain that way. Thank you all for praying for me.

    I spoke with my priest and he said that since I didn't join another religion that I need to come to confession and don't need to be rechrismated. I will do that soon.
    "Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy."
    -Marcus Aurelius

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    So glad to hear this! I was wondering how things were going, thanks for checking in.
    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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    • #3
      Awesome news! I thank God for your decision. I just want you to know that there will probably be future challenges to your faith, but I have found them easier and easier to defeat, I pray you do to.
      "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

      "... there are two parties in Washington, the stupid party and the evil party, who occasionally get together and do something both stupid and evil, and this is called bipartisanship." - Everett Dirksen

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      • #4


        Welcome home, Brother!

        "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot


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        • #5
          Praise God

          I'm always still in trouble again

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          • #6
            Amen!


            Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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            • #7


              I hope (and believe) you will find that your time of difficulty has given you more strength and confidence in God.
              ...>>> Witty remark or snarky quote of another poster goes here <<<...

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              • #8
                ...and there was much rejoicing (in heaven and elsewhere)
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                Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by T-Shirt Ninja View Post
                  Hey everyone. Some of you already knew that I was going through a dark time of questioning and was even an agnostic for a while. After really thinking about what I do know and having some providential things happen, I would like to say that I am a Christian and will remain that way. Thank you all for praying for me.

                  I spoke with my priest and he said that since I didn't join another religion that I need to come to confession and don't need to be rechrismated. I will do that soon.
                  Great news! Real faith begins when it is tested. Questioning can be very good and healthy in my experience. God wants us to know him and love him ever more deeply and confidently and that often comes about through some forms of suffering or dark night of the soul.
                  βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον·
                  ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

                  אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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                  • #10
                    Ninja!!!! Been praying for you!!
                    That's what
                    - She

                    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                    Stephen R. Donaldson

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                    • #11
                      Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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                        • #13
                          Let us kill the fatted calf, put a robe around you, and a ring on your finger..... and plenty of bacon all around!!!!!
                          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                          • #14
                            Bacon doesn't come from calves...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                              Bacon doesn't come from calves...
                              I KNEW somebody would make the false assumption that the fourth item was directly connected to the first.

                              When I cook Chicken Diablo, there's bacon all around, and nobody thinks bacon comes from CHICKEN!
                              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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