Hello sisters and brothers,
I'm so glad to be in fellowship with you all. I'm on a quest I guess. I was raised in the church from the time I was three. Even attended a Christian school for a couple of years until the family realized it was more a sadistic cult than anything to do with Christ.
Had a crisis of faith after that. Searched around for a while and dabbled here and there in other paths. Then I started going to Christian forums when I got my first computer. First it was to lurk, then to Troll by challenging the faithful to defend what I'd taken as gospel truth as a child for years until that crisis. Then it became a real love for the Bible.
Now, a different crisis is occurring in my life and I've started to wonder about the Bible. All I've ever wanted was the truth. Which as an only child was something I thought my parents could be trusted to bestow without question. Boy did I have a wake up call much later.
Anyway, my questions are many but my faith in God is strong. I wonder how we know what we have as the Bible is really all that God has to say to us? And how can we trust that the people that compiled the Bible over centuries and translated from the autographs didn't have an agenda? And what about all those scrolls an other written works that have been discovered since?
Is it better to work with one's own relationship with God? Using the Bible as a guide? Or do we have to ascribe strictly to the scriptures in order to "get it right"?
But I ramble.
Do forgive me.
It is something that has been on my mind for a bit now.
Thank you if you stopped in to read me.
May God bless you.