WELCOME!!! I've been enjoying your posts, glad you decided to join up and chime in.I’m a new member to the Rapture Forums. I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi.
It’s been a long road for me to arrive here. I grew up in the church and was baptized as a teenager. I never gave up my faith or belief in Jesus but I wasn’t living in faith and just lived for myself for quite a while. I stopped reading the Bible or going to church.
I’ve heard this more crudely characterized as “fire insurance“ but I don’t think that is how I viewed my life or God. I’d describe those years as me being selfish and career driven rather than looking to God for direction.
A couple of years ago in my mid 40s I found myself returning to the Word of God. There was a strange urgency I felt to start reading the Bible again that I still can’t explain. Thankfully this wasn’t the result of a traumatic event but it was still very startling to me.
I still am looking for a church home. I guess that’s my next step in walking with God again. You wouldn’t believe how difficult it is to find a church that still teaches the Bible. Then again maybe you can relate.
What’s amazing to me is the growing interest in the end times. It seems to be on a lot of our minds lately.
As a case in point when I decided to start reading and more importantly studying the Bible again what book did I decide to study in more detail? The Book of Revelation- I spent 3 months studying it verse by verse. I think I have more questions about it now than I did before I started.
At this point I’m just thankful God was so patient with me. I’m thankful that I still have time on this earth. And I’m thankful that God’s plan will be fulfilled even if things seem dire.
I’m also thankful that there is a place I can go to discuss these kinds of topics. Hopefully we can all comfort each other in these troubling times.
Remember this: Things aren’t falling apart in this world. They are falling into place.