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Old 12-12-2011, 04:59 PM
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Greetings.

A bit about me: I am Jewish by birth but was raised Catholic. I was an Atheist from 15 to 28; At 28 I had an experience with God and became a believer in the Father, the Creator. *Also, I believe in the Big Bang and Evolution.

In my 30's I converted to Christianity and began attending church, reading the Bible, etc.

Jumping ahead, I am 40-years old, now. Due to some trials and mortal troubles (Health problems of myself and others in my life) I have come to what seems to be a final conclusion: I have lost my faith in Christianity, its teachings. Its promises.

I still believe in the Father. I know there is something MUCH greater than myself. God. I am not so sure about human religion, though.

I do not know if it is a "personal" relationship that one has with Christ. I do not know if Jesus was actually God; I tend to feel he was sent as a special emissary to teach us and lead the World in a new direction. But a God?

I am lost, alone and confused.

Thank you,
Matthew
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:19 PM
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Are you feeling disappointed in G_d? Do you feel like you tried to believe in Him only to find your ideas about G_d feel empty?
You know, it is common to go through periods where we think we are all alone and forgotten but this is not true at all.

Proverbs 3:5,6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not unto your understanding:
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will direct your paths.

You aren't faithless but you may be very tired and you need believers to lift you up in prayer. I am praying for you.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:17 PM
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Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.


If you cannot believe in Christ, then ask God about His son, but if you dont do so with all your heart, you dont deserve Him.
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Knowledge and Wisdom are both good and worth finding, but they also have truly bad downsides, just study the life of Solomon to see the truth of this. Love does not puff up. Perfect Love drives out pride. Faith, Hope, and Love are the greatest of all things we can strive for, and the greatest of these are Love. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean NOT on your own understanding. In all your ways aknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:01 AM
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Greetings.

A bit about me: I am Jewish by birth but was raised Catholic. I was an Atheist from 15 to 28; At 28 I had an experience with God and became a believer in the Father, the Creator. *Also, I believe in the Big Bang and Evolution.

In my 30's I converted to Christianity and began attending church, reading the Bible, etc.

Jumping ahead, I am 40-years old, now. Due to some trials and mortal troubles (Health problems of myself and others in my life) I have come to what seems to be a final conclusion: I have lost my faith in Christianity, its teachings. Its promises.

I still believe in the Father. I know there is something MUCH greater than myself. God. I am not so sure about human religion, though.

I do not know if it is a "personal" relationship that one has with Christ. I do not know if Jesus was actually God; I tend to feel he was sent as a special emissary to teach us and lead the World in a new direction. But a God?

I am lost, alone and confused.

Thank you,
Matthew
Calling yourself NeverEnder reveals from your soul that you haven't lost your faith.

And then there is this:

I still believe in the Father. I know there is something MUCH greater than myself. God. I am not so sure about human religion, though.

Keep walking pal.You're on the path.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:44 AM
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Hi Matthew and welcome,

Have you looked into Messianic Judaism? There are different sorts, I think; but I think you might find one which might help you resolve these questions.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:42 AM
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Unhappy Faith Lost Due To Heretical Teachings

In just these few words "Due to some trials and mortal troubles (Health problems of myself and others in my life) I have come to what seems to be a final conclusion: I have lost my faith in Christianity, its teachings. Its promises.", we see a dramatic example of the deadly failure of churches that preach the Historical Christ rather than the Jesus In The Now who comes in response to prayers of faith to intercede in our personal lives;specifically by providing His children with divine healing.

If you contact me I can help you to develop both the powerful faith and spiritual intimacy that you will need to bring Jesus into your life.

JESUS IS HERE FOR US NOW!
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The Christian faith has not been designed to create success or find pleasure in or even tolerate this world but rather to OVERCOME it!
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:28 PM
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Perhaps you are confusing Jesus teachings with what the "Apostle" Paul wrote. One very interesting website has been written by an atheist; however he has allowed some postings by those who do believe Jesus' words.
--This atheist has spent a great deal of time writing this; is it worth an hour or so of your time to check out it out?
One such rebuttal was written Dec 10, 2011, another on Oct 23, 2011. These two responses are definitely worth reading.
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danizier.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/paul-vs-jesus-and-james/
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:21 PM
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Greetings.

A bit about me: I am Jewish by birth but was raised Catholic. I was an Atheist from 15 to 28; At 28 I had an experience with God and became a believer in the Father, the Creator. *Also, I believe in the Big Bang and Evolution.

In my 30's I converted to Christianity and began attending church, reading the Bible, etc.

Jumping ahead, I am 40-years old, now. Due to some trials and mortal troubles (Health problems of myself and others in my life) I have come to what seems to be a final conclusion: I have lost my faith in Christianity, its teachings. Its promises.

I still believe in the Father. I know there is something MUCH greater than myself. God. I am not so sure about human religion, though.

I do not know if it is a "personal" relationship that one has with Christ. I do not know if Jesus was actually God; I tend to feel he was sent as a special emissary to teach us and lead the World in a new direction. But a God?

I am lost, alone and confused.

Thank you,
Matthew
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, not God the father. I don't believe in any doctrine, i believe that bible is the word of God. And you should believe in Christ, because :

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” Galatians 2:16, KJV.

And,

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.Matthew 28:18, KJV.


Jesus is mediator between God and men,

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6, KJV.

So, hold the line brother.


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Old 02-04-2012, 02:39 PM
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Hey, NeverEnder;

Jesus is "a God"? You said "God". Which do you mean? If you mean both, can you tell me what you think the difference(s) or similarity(ies) could be?

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Old 02-04-2012, 08:09 PM
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Dear Matthew, you have had advice (good and bad IMO)

Go with Maizie and Soulheart is my advice and I take heart from the fact that whilst you say that you have "lost faith', you haven't completely done so, else would you not be here in T2O.

"Seek and ye shall rediscover"....in like measure to the sincerity and determination of your search.

Read the Psalms and Job as and when you can make time.....you'll be 'pulled through' if only you will resist the self imposed barriers of doubt.
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