Good day everybody,
I’m so glad to be joining this community. I was not aware that anything like this exists in the depth of the internet. Currently, I struggle with the fact that the number and severity of my thoughts on philosophical and faith-related topics is so high that I cannot communicate them as much and as intensely as I would like, to my friends, family, and brothers and sisters in Christ at church. It blows my mind that there is a community for just this sort of thing. RZIM certainly is a blessing and gift from above.
I live close to Potsdam, Germany, which is where I attend church, and which is also where I grew up.
From January 2018 to March 2019 I was in Vancouver, Canada and there the Lord Jesus caught me and ripped me out of a life of 17 years of being a lukewarm christian. I always find it funny, realizing that I had to leave Germany and go to Canada first, to truly get to know Him, having professed just that for such a long time - without it being backed up by true obedience, faith, love and fruits of the spirit. I joined a spirit-filled, faithful, Christ-loving church in Vancouver and returned to Germany with a changed heart and life. I love how God works in unpredictable and unlikely, sometimes rather peculiar ways. Now I see community in Christ, as part of the body, so differently. I made friends while I was in North America and those friends pointed me toward beacons of the faith, like John Piper, John McArthur, RC Sproul, and so on. Because of that I started watching their work on Youtube, and, eventually, that brought me RZIM’s channel. I believe one of the first videos of Ravi Zacharias that I watched (and that I was blown away by), was his response to Atheistic Evolution. I am fascinated by the liveliness of the North American evangelical community and apologetics.
I would like to contribute with responses and participation in the online community, and I am excited to experience how the Lord works here.
Blessings to you all,