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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by _epoh_, May 4, 2021.

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  1. _epoh_

    _epoh_ New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm new to this forum and have recently began learning about Christianity.

    I grew up in a majority Christian country but was an atheist from a very young age until my mid-twenties when I began challenging my beliefs and concluded there must be a God that created us.

    At the moment I don't identify with any religion, I would say I'm Theist. I spend most of my day working and listening to debates about Christianity and have formulated some questions that I would like to ask on here.

    I may come across as cynical and atheistic on my questioning, which isn't intentional but following a religion is potantially life changing and I want to seek as much as I can to be convinced.

    I recently watched The Case For Christ and that inspired me to seek answers and hopefully have them answered and my mind made up one way or another.

    One question I ask myself and I'm still unable to answer is "What would it take to convince you?" - I'm trying to figure that one out, but until then I seek answers to many questions I have that make my slightly doubtful that Christianity is the truth. I've had a lot more doubts about Christianity before and have had my mind changed about a lot of things, namely Jesus' existance and crucifixion. Both I now believe to be true, however, I struggle with the resurrection.
     
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  2. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

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    Welcome to CF :wave:

    _epoh - take your time - there really is no rush to make your decision.

    Look round the board at all the different forums , read whatever strikes you as interesting and hopefully something will 'strike a chord ' and some of your questions will be answered .

    Hope you enjoy being here with us
     
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  3. ViaCrucis

    ViaCrucis Evangelical Catholic of the Augsburg Confession

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    Welcome to Christian Forums! One of the places around here where you can ask questions as a seeker in order to get answers from practicing, believing Christians is the Exploring Christianity sub-forum:

    Exploring Christianity

    Though be prepared to sometimes get different answers, depending on the question. Don't let that dishearten you, the simple fact is that Christianity is a very wide tent. And it can be challenging when questions get different answers.

    At the very least think of it as exploring a wide array of perspectives, and if nothing else you'll get exposed to a lot of different ideas.

    -CrytoLutheran
     
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  4. kingsdaughter85

    kingsdaughter85 Well-Known Member CF Ambassadors

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    Welcome . Feel free to ask questions and people will help you here. God bless you ❤️
     
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  5. GospelS

    GospelS Dance.Battle.Music Black.Gold.White Wind.Fire.Oil Supporter

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    Welcome! Glad you are here and seeking the truth. Christ continues to visit people around the world even today. He understands your struggle. Keep seeking and believing. I'm confident that Christ would make Himself known to you.
     
  6. David Hunter

    David Hunter Be passionate about pursuing your purpose in life. Supporter

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    Welcome to CF! Now I am curious... What would it take to convince you?! ha
     
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  7. HARK!

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    Welcome. Seek and you will find.
     
  8. public hermit

    public hermit social troglodyte Supporter

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    Welcome! :wave:
     
  9. Tigger45

    Tigger45 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Glad you decided to join us!
     
  10. Freth

    Freth Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Welcome to CF.
     
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  11. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    Hi and welcome here.
     
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  12. _epoh_

    _epoh_ New Member

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    I keep trying to answer this one myself. In the meantime, I'm searching, learning, listening to podcasts, interviews and debates. My mind has been changed in some ways.

    I've identified 5 core beliefs to test whether I accept Christianity.

    Belief in the existence of God
    Belief in the virgin birth
    Belief that Jesus is the son of God
    Belief that Jesus died on the cross
    Belief in Jesus' resurrection

    I've gone from 2/5 to 3/5 in the last couple of months.

    I'm currently focusing on learning about the resurrection. It's very important to me that I understand why I believe something. Nabeel Qureshi made some good point on why this is important.
     
  13. _epoh_

    _epoh_ New Member

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    Thank you to everyone who replied with with your kind messages. You guys are already giving me a good impression of this forum
     
  14. David Hunter

    David Hunter Be passionate about pursuing your purpose in life. Supporter

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    Here's a video I did about Jesus' resurrection!...

     
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  15. Freth

    Freth Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Welcome to CF.
     
  16. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    Check out my Blogger article here on evidences that back up the Word of God (the Bible):

    Love Branch: Evidences for the Word of God

    I hope this helps, and my God bless you.
     
  17. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    We have to understand that faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). So while there is many evidences that back up the Bible, we don't build our faith on solely evidence. Faith is the evidence of things unseen (Hebrews 11:1); For without faith, it is impossible to please Him (God) (Hebrews 11:6). We first need to realize that without Christ, we are lost and in our sins (Romans 3:23) (Ephesians 4:17-24) (1 John 5:12) (1 John 2:3-4). So we need to take that step of faith in believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, and trust in Him as our Savior, and seek forgiveness with Him (John 3:16) (John 1:12) (Romans 10:13) (Luke 18:9-14). We have to believe that Christ died for our sins, and He was buried, and He was risen three days later for our salvation (Which is the gospel) (See: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

    So call upon the Lord Jesus today.
     
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  18. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    The best way to know about GOD is to experience a personal relationship with Him by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. If your not sure how to do that, check out this mini comic tract here:

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    Chick.com: This Was Your Life


    Side Note:

    BTW (By the way) ~ Welcome to CF (Christian Forums).
    May God bless you greatly and I hope you come to know the Lord Jesus.
     
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  19. Deade

    Deade Called of God Angels Team Supporter

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    Hello _epoch_: welcome to CF.

    I hope you'll enjoy your stay here.


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  20. _epoh_

    _epoh_ New Member

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    Thank you for this. I really appreciate it.
     
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